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Physical Examination Section

The Physical Examination Section of the Primary Care Clinic is 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

General Physical Examinations are generalized, non-specific medical evaluations performed for screening purposes and are not typically utilized as a prerequisite evaluation to participation or employment or directed toward a specific symptom or diagnosis.

Special Purpose Physicals are physical exams completed for a special purpose, such as a prerequisite to participation in certain activities or employment.

Examples of Common Special Purpose Physicals

Advice on Special Purpose Physicals

Examination Appointments

General Physical Examination – You may schedule an appointment for a “General Physical Examination” in the Primary Care Clinic (PCC). When scheduling online, 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). If scheduling online, under appointments in the Primary Care Clinic (PCC), schedule an appointment for a “Special Purpose Physical“.

Student Health Center
Division of Student Life

1800 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3102
Phone: 865-974-3135

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