University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students enrolled in on-campus classes who have paid any portion of the Student Programs and Services Fee (SPSF) for a given semester are eligible for services at the Student Health Center (SHC) that semester.
Because SHC employee salaries and other operating expenses are funded primarily through the SPSF, we are able to provide many services to our students at no charge. This also means that students who do not pay the SPSF for any given semester are not eligible to be seen that semester.
All community members, however, are eligible to take advantage of the Student Health Center Pharmacy.
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SHC Eligibility Dates
SHC Semester SPSF Coverage Dates:
Fall Semester 2023:
Mon., Aug 21, 2023 – Sun., Jan. 14, 2024
Winter Mini-Term 2024:
Tues., Jan. 2, 2024 – Fri., Jan. 19, 2024
Spring Semester 2024:
Mon., Jan. 15, 2024 – Sat., May 18, 2024
May Mini-Term and Summer Semester 2024:
Thurs., May 16, 2024 – Sun., Aug 11, 2024
Special Eligibility Considerations
Select a category below for special considerations.
Bridge Program students attending Pellissippi State community College who are registered at UT, Knoxville and have paid any portion of the SPSF for the current semester are eligible.
Distance education and online-only students do not pay the SPSF and are not eligible to be seen at the Student Health Center, even if they are located in Knoxville.
Students employed by the University as a 9-month GRE/GRA enrolled in the 12-month University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) may pay a $125 Access Fee and receive services during the Summer Semester at the Student Health Center and Student Counseling Center.
KPV students (distance learners only) who have a Graduate Research Assistantship, or a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, or a Graduate Assistantship and have the UHC-SR insurance as a benefit are eligible to be seen at Student Health; however, they must pay the $125 semesterly Access Fee to receive services.
Graduating students, who graduate in May, and are enrolled in the University sponsored SHIP
may pay a $125 Access Fee
and receive services at the Student Health Center and the Student Counseling Center through the end of July.
Graduating students, who graduate in May, and are not enrolled in the University sponsored SHIP may be seen through the day of commencement.
Students, who graduate in December, and are not enrolled in the University sponsored SHIP may be seen through the Sunday of the week prior to the first day of classes of the Spring semester.
Students enrolled at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) who are based in
Knoxville and have paid the SPSF are eligible for services.
Medical and Physician Assistant students on rotation in Knoxville who have paid the SPSF are only eligible during the dates of their rotation.
New, incoming freshman or transfer students who provide proof of enrollment to the University for the upcoming Fall Semester may receive immunizations and/or testing required for university attendance and will not be required to pay the Access Fee of $125. However, they will be assessed charges for any immunizations, lab work, or TB screening obtained. If the student must see a SHC provider due to their encounter, such as an abnormal test result or an immunization reaction, they will be assessed the Access Fee for the current Summer Semester.
International students enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), arriving on campus during the semester preceding their scheduled enrollment, may pay a $125 Access Fee to receive services at the Student Health Center and Student Counseling Center.
Visiting Scholars who are not enrolled in classes do not pay the SPSF. As a courtesy, we have allowed visiting scholars to enroll in our university-sponsored student health insurance plan; however, they are not eligible for Student Health Center services.