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UTSHC: 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 online by using Online Scheduling/Student Health Portal link 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.

Student Health Center
Division of Student Life

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

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