Health and Wellness
*Financially supported by Student Activity Fees
- Live your future
- Be physically active
- Make healthy choices
- Seek advice and referrals
Northeast State Community College is committed to helping you achieve a bright future and a long life! Your ability to enjoy life depends on making the right choices with timely interventions and diagnoses. The right path to wellness and healthy lifestyles promotes quality of life now and for the future you. Your lifelong physical and emotional well-being impacts those you love, too. Stay healthy and live well while achieving your dreams.
Health and Wellness programming provides informational resources to the campus community on all matters related to health promotion, wellness, and primary prevention that encourage lifelong physical and emotional well-being. Awareness campaigns and events are sponsored by several College departments throughout the year to promote good health practices and access to health and wellness resources within the College and community.
- General Studies Building (C) - Lobby
- Powers Mathematics and Science Building (B) - Beside First Floor Elevator
- Basler Library (L) - Circulation Desk, Main Lobby
- Locke Humanities Complex (H) - First Floor Across from Restrooms
- Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts (D) - First Floor Beside D192
Elizabethton: Lobby Entrance
Gray: Main Hall and to the Left
Johnson City: Lobby
- KCHE - First Floor Hallway on the Left
- RCAM - Lobby
- RCAP - Lobby
- RCAT - Lobby
- RCHP - First Floor Lobby
Please note that donors can safely give blood every eight weeks. This means that there should be 56 days between your blood donations. To give blood, you must be at least 17 years of age, in good general health, and meet basic requirements as outlined in the health questionnaire you will complete at check-in when arriving at the blood drive location. All blood donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.
Donating blood counts as one hour of community service to meet Tennessee Promise and/or Northeast State community service requirements.
September 12, 2017 -
Marsh Regional Blood Center
October 9, 2017 -
Reserve your Elizabethton donor time here.
October 9, 2017 -
Reserve your Kingsport donor time here.
If you have a medical emergency on campus (e.g., asthma attack, allergic reaction, laceration, burn, acute vomiting, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, fever greater than 102 degrees, acute mental health problem, or
sexual violence), please call the
Northeast State Police Department at 423.677.7927 (emergency cell) or 9-1-1.
For the latest information on mumps, please visit the following link:
For the latest information on the Zika virus, please visit the following links:
The J. Allen Hurley Wellness Trail winds .7 miles around the north end of the Blountville campus. The trail takes you through a developing arboretum, a natural growth area home to dozens of plants, wildlife, newly planted trees, and old growth trees. It is quiet even though it travels close to busy country roads. Trail walkers may spot birds, squirrels or other wildlife frolicking in the area.
Benefits of Walking
Walking for fitness can help you achieve a number of important health benefits. For example, you can:
- Reduce your risk of a heart attack.
- Manage your blood pressure.
- Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Manage your diabetes.
- Manage your weight.
- Manage stress and boost your spirits.
- Stay strong and active.
Tips for a Great Walk
- Select lightweight, flexible, well-fitting shoes.
- Wear comfortable clothing that’s easy to move in.
- When walking outdoors, put on sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.
- Drink water before, during and after your walk.
- Look 10-20 feet ahead as you walk instead of staring down. Stand up straight, no leaning forward or back.
- Start and end with five minutes of walking slowly to warm up and cool down.
Over-the-counter medications are available for purchase at the Northeast State Bookstore on the Blountville campus. The Bookstore is located in Room A218 of the Student Services Building.
The Physical Education Classroom provides an environment where students may acquire behaviors conducive to developing healthy lifestyles. The Physical Education Classroom staff is committed to a campus culture that promotes wellness through healthy lifestyles that enrich the student's quality of life. A variety of exercise equipment is available for student use during open hours.
For more information, please call 423.354.2416 or email
studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Physical Education Classroom in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts.
What do I do if I need to see a doctor and do not have a primary care physician?
To obtain a list of primary care physicians in the area who are taking patients and who accept your insurance, contact the Health Professionals at Mountain States Health Alliance by calling 1.800.888.5551.