Student Health Services

MISSION
To offer convenient, high-quality healthcare by providing acute and preventive health services for Meharry students and employees to promote a health environment.

VISION
To promote optimal health and total wellness for Meharry Medical College students and employees.

The Student Health Center is located in Suite 331, Meharry Comprehensive Health Building. The Student Health Center is open Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary; however, to better accommodate students' busy schedules, appointments are encouraged. Same-day appointments are available by calling 615.327.5757.

The student health fee provides all current Meharry students access to the services provided at the Student Health Center. The clinical staff of Student Health Services is comprised of a certified family nurse practitioner and clinical faculty from the Department of Internal Medicine. The services provided include:

  • acute illness and injury management
  • physical examinations
  • laboratory services
  • immunizations
  • tuberculosis screening
  • N95 respirator fit testing

Services for physical examinations, laboratory services, and immunizations are billed to the student's health insurance and are subject to co-pays and deductibles.

Student Health Center services  are not intended to be used in the place of a primary care physician or a specialist.  For life or limb-threatening conditions, students should go directly to the nearest emergency department. After normal operating hours, if students require emergency treatment, they are encouraged to go to Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital Emergency Department, an area emergency department, or call 911.

Mandatory Immunizations: All students are required to submit immunization records for the following:

  • Hepatitis B Series 1, 2 & 3 and serological evidence of immunity.
  • MMR—documentation of having received 2 doses or serological evidence of immunity.
  • Varicella—documentation of having had the disease, signed by your healthcare provider, or documentation of having received two doses of the vaccine, given 4–8 weeks apart or serological evidence of immunity.
  • PPD (TB Skin Test)—dated within the last 12 months or results of chest x-ray if PPD was positive.
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria— within the last 10 years.
  • Polio

Student Health Insurance
Meharry Medical College sponsors a group student health insurance plan. All students are required to have health insurance. Waiver of participation may be granted if the student presents proof of coverage that is equal to or better than the Meharry Insurance Plan. The group health insurance plan is designed to defray a major portion of the cost of hospitalization and covers the student when on or off campus.

The plan covers students for one academic year (July 1–June 30) at Meharry Medical College. Insurance coverage must be renewed annually. The fee for the group insurance is collected during registration each semester, and the student may contract for additional coverage for a spouse and children. For more information, contact the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management at 615.327.6223.