1800 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3102
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1924 Alcoa Highway
(At UTER present UT ID and Medical Insurance card to be eligible for UT Medical Center student agreement pricing. Please note that insurance will be accepted; however, insurance deductibles still do apply and students may be responsible for out of pocket costs if deductibles for the year have not yet been met.)
The Primary Care Clinic and the Physical Examination Section of the Primary Care Clinic are dedicated to assisting students in completing medical assessments requested for general screening purposes or required as a prerequisite to participation or employment.
Types of Physicals:
A "General Physical Examination" is a generalized, non-specific medical evaluation performed for screening purposes and is not typically utilized as a prerequisite evaluation to participation or employment. Students may schedule an appointment for a"General Physical Examination" in our Primary Care Clinic (PCC).
A "Special Purpose Physical" is a physical exam completed for a special purpose, such as a prerequisite to participation in certain activities or employment. See the list at the bottom of this page for some examples of common "Special Purpose Physicals". Students may schedule an appointment for a "Special Purpose Physical" in the Physical Exam Section (PES) of our Primary Care Clinic (PCC).
Advice on Special Purpose Physicals:
Our Physical Exam Section (PES) provides access to a Medical Provider for "Special Purpose Physicals" required by certain organizations or groups for participation or employment. Most special purpose physicals have required paperwork or forms that the organizations or groups provide for completion and submission by a healthcare provider.
Most, but not all, Special Purpose Physicals can be completed at our facility. Some may require consultation with medical specialists not available on our staff. Some special tests or interpretations of testing may not be available at our Health Center.
Plan ahead and provide ample time to have your Special Purpose Physical requirements reviewed and, when applicable, completed by our staff.
Many Special Purpose Physicals will require more than one visit to be completed. It is imperative that you obtain and bring any required paperwork or forms to your initial visit. Ensure that all "patient sections" of any required forms are appropriately completed prior to your arrival. Prior to your initial visit, you must also complete a copy of our UT Medical Health History Questionnaire, available through our on-line web portal or for pick-up at the Student Health Center. When available, bring all pertinent past medical records to your initial visit, as awaiting outside records can cause delays. Failure to comply with these measures will likely delay completion of your physical.
If lab, x-ray, or outside consultation is required to complete your physical, you should anticipate associated charges and delays for results to be obtained.
Any Special Purpose Physical requiring Mental Health Assessment will take longer to complete, as consultation with a Mental Health Provider may be required.
Scheduling of Physicals:
General Physical Examination: You may schedule an appointment for a "General Physical Examination" in the Primary Care Clinic (PCC) online or by calling an Appointment Clerk at (865)974-3648. If scheduling online, go to the Online Scheduling/Student Health Portal link above right. Under appointments in the Primary Care Clinic (PCC), schedule an appointment for a "General Physical Examination".
Special Purpose Physical: You may schedule an appointment for a "Special Purpose Physical" in the Physical Exam Section (PES) online or by calling an Appointment Clerk at (865)974-3648. If scheduling online, go to the Online Scheduling/Student Health Portal link above right. Under appointments in the Primary Care Clinic (PCC), schedule an appointment for a "Special Purpose Physical".
Examples of Special Purpose Physicals performed through this facility:
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