Student Health Services
WELCOME TO TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES!
The Tuskegee University Student Health Services as a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, provides Health Care and Education to all enrolled students in accordance with the institutional mission and philosophy. Student Health Services is committed in providing students with quality primary health care, and encourage the use of preventive methods through health education and counseling.
The Tuskegee University Student Health Services seeks to provide optimum quality Health Care to Students in a supportive environment as they pursue their education. The Student Health Services include Clinical Services (primary health care) for illnesses and injuries. The Health Education Program provides Health information, promotes Wellness and Healthy lifestyles. Health Counseling and guidance are also available.
John A. Kenney Hall
Second Floor, Suite 71-235
(Students are seen on a walk-in/sign-in basis with Student ID)
OPEN: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES:
If a medical emergency arises from an accident/illness on campus, the student or observer should immediately notify the Tuskegee University Police Department at extension 4911 (on-campus), 724-4911 (off-campus). If off-campus, the student should report to the nearest available hospital emergency room with his/her insurance identification card.
Evaluation and treatment are available for:
common respiratory infections
urinary tract infections
sexually transmissible diseases
other acute illnesses
treatment of chronic illnesses such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes and others
Allergy Injections -- Students must supply their own medications and instructions from their personal physicians. Students may arrange a time with the Student Health Center to receive injections.
Laboratory Tests -- A wide range of laboratory tests is available through the Student Health Center.
X-Rays -- A wide range of diagnostic x-rays and scans is available through local clinics and hospitals.
Medications -- Some selected medications are available free of charge. Prescriptions are written for those medications which are not available at the Student Health Center.
Student Charges and Billing:
There is no charge to see the Physician/Nurses at the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center does not file insurance claims for students, however students may receive assistance with filing claims.
Referral Services and Transportation:
Referrals will be made to Area Specialists if necessary or indicated after evaluation by the Physician. Referral services are provided, if indicated to most of the area Hospitals, Medical Specialists, Clinics and other health facilities through a "referral network." Tuskegee University provides free non-medical transportation to assist students, who are referred to the hospital, specialists, clinics and medical facilities. The Student Health Services staff assists in making arrangements, and the University will provide return transportation service for students who have been transported. To make transportation arrangements for scheduled medical appointments, students must call the Student Health Center at 727-8641 at least 48-72 hours in advance.
Tuskegee University Student Health Insurance Plan:
All registered students are required to be enrolled in the Tuskegee University Student Health Insurance Program. Once issued, the TU Student Health Insurance Cards can be picked up at the Student Health Center, John A. Kenney Hall, Suite 71-235, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Further information may be found online at http://aetnastudenthealth.com, or by checking with the Tuskegee University Student Health Services Office at (334) 727-8641.
Health Education Programs:
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs are an important part of Student Health Services. Throughout the year, a number of educational programs are presented in an effort to improve student awareness regarding common health problems and behavior students should practice in order to reduce their health risks. The Health Education Programs are comprehensive and provide education, support and resources to advance the health and wellness of students and the entire Campus community at various campus locations. There are health awareness workshops, programs and presentations- throughout the year, notably from the time of the New Student Orientation programs, extending into the fall, spring and summer semesters.
The Annual Tuskegee University Health Fair- is among the highlights and is presented during the spring semester. The Health Fair features free information, demonstrations, health testing and screenings from various campus and community organizations.
Community Service Outreach Programs are organized and implemented, in accordance with the institutional mission to provide services to the campus community, regional and national levels, which are compatible with the University's educational mission, that help to improve understanding of community health problems. We work collaboratively with other Campus Units, Local, State and National Health agencies to help develop alternative solutions to decrease and minimize the disparities in access to Health Care. Presentations on various Health Issues and Wellness may be scheduled upon request.
Dr. June Samuel
Dr. Janice Hooks
Licensed Practical Nurse
Patient Services Specialist
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
If you are enrolling at Tuskegee University for the first time, you are REQUIRED to complete and submit the Health Profile form prior to registration.
NOTE: New Students cannot register for classes unless these requirements have been met and received the Medical Clearance from TU Student Health Services.
The Health Profile form requirements include:
A recent Physical Examination done and signed by a physician. (Note: Certain parts of the profile form must be completed by the student prior to going to the physician).
Provide documentation of having received two (2) doses of measles vaccine.
Provide documentation of a recent Tuberculin Skin Test (TB Skin test) and results, unless exempted by valid medical reasons.
The Health Profile form can be downloaded from the link below. The form is also available on the Tuskegee University Admissions webpage:
Medical Information Form (pdf)
Director's Contact Information
| Dr. June Samuel
Director, Student Health Services
John A. Kenney Hall, Suite 71-235
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
The completed Health Profile should be mailed to:
Student Health Center
John A. Kenney Hall, Suite 71-235
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Faxed to: (334) 724-4437
Suggested Health Resources