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SHC Eligibility

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.

Learn more about mandatory fees


Summer Eligibility

Students who are not enrolled in summer classes but desire access to the Student Health Center (SHC) or Student Counseling Center (SCC) can pay a Summer Access Fee to continue care if they are enrolled in Spring and Fall 2024 classes.

  • SHC Summer Access Fee: $75
  • SCC Summer Access Fee: $75
  • Full Summer Access Fee: $150

To pay your Summer Access Fee(s), complete the Summer 24 Student Access Fee Form and bring it with you to SHC / Room 289.


SHC Eligibility Dates

SHC Semester SPSF Coverage Dates:

Summer Semester 2024:
May 16, 2024 – August 11, 2024

Fall 2024:
August 12, 2024 – January 19, 2025

Winter Mini-Term 2025:
January 6, 2025 -January 17, 2025

Spring Semester 2025:
January 20, 2025 – May 17, 2025


Special Eligibility Considerations

Select a category below for special considerations.

Because Distance Education and Online-only Students do not pay the University of Tennessee Student Programs and Services Fee (SPSF), they are NOT eligible for Student Health Center (SHC) or Student Counseling Center (SCC) services.

NOTE: Distance Education students who have a paid UT appointment as a Graduate Assistant, please see “Graduate Assistants” below.

Distant Education students who have a paid UT appointment as a Graduate Assistant AND are insured through the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) may pay a:

  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Health Center during the summer
  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Counseling Center during the summer

NOTE: Each fee must be paid to be eligible for services through each center.

Graduate Assistants not enrolled in Summer classes who are insured through the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) may pay a:

  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Health Center during the summer
  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Counseling Center during the summer

NOTE: Each fee must be paid to be eligible for services through each center.

Graduate Assistants not enrolled in Summer classes who are NOT insured through the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) are NOT eligible for summer services at the Student Health Center or the Student Counseling Center.

Students graduating in May who ARE insured through the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) may pay a:

  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Health Center during the summer
  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Counseling Center during the summer

NOTE: Each fee must be paid to be eligible for services through each center.

Students graduating in May who ARE NOT insured through the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) may be seen through the date of commencement.

Students graduating in December who ARE NOT insured through the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) may be seen through the Sunday of the week prior to the first day of classes in the Spring semester

Students enrolled at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) who are based in Knoxville and have paid the University of Tennessee Student Program and Services Fee (SPSF) are eligible for services.

Medical and Physician Assistant students on rotation in Knoxville who have paid the University of Tennessee Student Program and Services Fee (SPSF) are only eligible during the dates of their rotation.

FALL/SPRING SEMESTER: New undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students who need to fulfill immunization requirements may receive required-immunizations or testing for required-immunization compliance through the Student Health Center (SHC) without paying an Access Fee of $75.00. However, they must:

  • Provide proof of enrollment at the University for the upcoming semester
  • Have services limited to receiving required-immunizations and/or testing for required-immunization compliance
  • Pay for visit-related charges for lab work, immunizations, and/or TB testing.

NOTE: If the student must see a SHC provider as a result of their immunization encounter (e.g. abnormal test result or an immunization reaction), an Access Fee of $75.00 will be assessed for the visit.

International students actively enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), who were enrolled in classes during the Spring Semester but are not enrolled in classes during the summer may pay a:

  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Health Center during the summer
  • $75.00 Summer Access Fee to be eligible for services at the Student Counseling Center during the summer
    • NOTE: Each fee must be paid to be eligible for services through each center

Visiting Scholars may be enrolled, as a courtesy, in the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). However, because Visiting Scholars do not pay the University of Tennessee Student Programs and Services Fees (SPSF), they:

  • Are NOT eligible for Student Health Center or Student Counseling Center services
  • Are NOT required to obtain referrals to see an off-campus healthcare provider
  • May have prescriptions filled at the Student Health Center Pharmacy


																	

Student Health Center
Division of Student Life

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