Health Services

Call University Health Services at 598.1270.

Notification of the Discontinuation of the United Healthcare Student Insurance Plan

In the coming year, Sewanee will no longer partner with United Healthcare to offer a student health insurance plan.  Most students are eligible to stay on their parent's insurance coverage through the age of 26.  If you currently have the United Healthcare Student plan, it will expire on July 31, 2014.  Families and students must make other arrangements regarding your insurance coverage.  Feel free to call Kim Bradford at the University Health Service (931-598-3315) if you have any questions.


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The University Health Service is staffed by a physician, two nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, a medical assistant, an office coordinator, and an office assistant. Nurse practitioners are daily providers at the Health Service.  Our physician is available for consultation and is in the office one day a week.  Nurse practitioners are advanced practice health care providers who are trained at the graduate or doctorate level in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.  UHS provides the following types of services:

  • Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations.
  • Diagnose and treat both acute and chronic health problems.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays.
  • Prescribe and recommend medications.
  • Provide health counseling and education.

Services provided at UHS include, but are not limited to, evaluation and treatment of:

  • All respiratory infections, viral and bacterial, which include sinusitis, strep throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Allergies
  • Dermatologic conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Minor suturing
  • Allergy injections
  • Immunizations and some travel vaccines

Women’s Health

  • Pap smears
  • Routine gynecological exams
  • Contraception and counseling
  • STI testing and counseling
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Breast care/self-examination education

Laboratory Services

  • Rapid strep throat testing
  • Urine testing
  • Influenza testing
  • Pregnancy testing

Lab work and imaging studies not available at the health service can be performed at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital, which is located on campus beside UHS, or other hospitals in the area.

Health education on various topics is available to all students and can be requested either individually or by a group. Programs have included information on nutrition, eating disorders, sexuality issues, and smoking cessation.

Sick Meals

Sewanee Dining prepares special meals designed for common illnesses, such as the flu, that are available to students upon request.  Learn more about these meals at Sewanee Dining.