Health and Wellness
- 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 Across from Campus Police Office
- Faculty Office Building (F) - First Floor Across from F100
- 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 Across from Campus Police Office
- Blazier-Wilson Hall - Lobby
- KCHE - First Floor Hallway on the Left
- RCAM - Lobby
- RCAP - 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 any agency. 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 4, 2018 - Blountville, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 8, 2018 - Elizabethton, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Marsh Regional Blood Center
September 17, 2018 - Kingsport, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
November 6, 2018 - Blountville, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
November 27, 2018 - Kingsport, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
January 23, 2019 - Blountville, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
February 12, 2019 - Kingsport, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
March 28, 2019 - Blountville, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
April 16, 2019 - Elizabethton, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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 influenza, please visit the following links:
Tips to Stay Healthy:
- Get a flu shot to help protect yourself from seasonal flu.
- Get a pneumonia shot to prevent secondary infection if you are over the age of 65 or have a chronic illness such as diabetes or asthma. For specific guidelines talk to your healthcare provider, or call the CDC hotline at 1.800.232.4636.
- Make sure your family’s immunizations are up-to-date.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put used tissues in a waste basket.
- Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve if you don’t have a tissue.
- Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are often spread when someone touches something that is contaminated and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay at home if you are sick.
- It is always a good idea to practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
For the latest information on mumps, please visit the following link:
For the latest information on tuberculosis, please visit the following link:
For the latest information on the Zika virus, please visit the following links:
American Heart Association
- Tri-Cities Heart Walk - September 16, 2018
Join Northeast State's team, the J.P. Bears! Click here to read more information about Northeast State's participation in the Heart Walk and how to join our team, volunteer, or donate to the AHA.
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. Some over-the-counter medications may be stocked in campus vending machines for purchase, as well.
The Physical Education Classroom provides an environment where students may acquire behaviors conducive to developing healthy lifestyles. The Physical Education faculty 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 students enrolled in Physical Education courses with instructor supervision.
For the latest information on the region's efforts to provide substance abuse prevention and treatment, please visit the following links:
If you have a loved one who is at risk of overdosing on an opioid medication, please contact Brianne Dunning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.742.5819 to receive information on naloxone HCI training, an Opioid Overdose Prevention Kit, and referrals for support services. For more information on naloxone HCI, visit www.narcan.com.
Officers with the Northeast State Police Department, in accordance with TCA § 63-1-152, have been trained to possess and administer naloxone HCI to treat and reduce injuries and fatalities due to opioid-involved overdoses that may occur on a campus site. Emergency notifications can be made directly to Campus Police at 423.677.7927 (emergency cell) or by calling 9-1-1.
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.