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Student Health and Wellness

Physical Health Services | Mental health Services | DCOM Strong | WellConnect Program


Physical Health Services

Diagnostic, Preventive, and Therapeutic Health Services

LMU-DCOM students have access to diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic health services, accessible in all locations where students receive education from LMU-DCOM. All students are required to have health insurance prior to matriculation through graduation and are responsible for costs associated with services rendered. Students who seek medical attention may do so with any facility of their choosing based on their needs and health insurance coverage.


The LMU Student Health Center

Location: Suite 315 of the Student Center on the main LMU campus

Services: The LMU Student Health Center (SHC) will provide nonemergent outpatient care for all currently enrolled students on a walk-in basis. Please read the attached document "About the Student Health Center" for service details.

Staff: Includes a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and a family nurse practitioner (FNP) who are experienced in assessment and treatment of various medical problems common to college age students.

Phone: 423.869.6249

*Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Closed from 12 pm to 1pm for lunch)

APPOINTMENTS: Due to COVID-19, all patients are advised to make an appointment before coming to the LMU SHC for nursing or provider visits. Students need to complete and submit forms (health history, immunizations, consents, etc.) in the patient portal on the website.

*The SHC adheres to the LMU inclement weather policy. If administrative offices are closed, the SHC will also be closed.

Labs and Health Insurance: Students will not be charged for office visits. If lab work is deemed necessary, Students are responsible for paying all associated lab fees. Insurance information will be obtained at the visit and submitted to the laboratory, but the student will be responsible for paying any charges not covered by insurance. The SHC staff will not collect payments or submit billing to any 3rd party providers or insurers.

*After Hours:

Middlesboro ARH
3600 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone: 606-242-1100
First Care Urgent Care
239 N. 12th Street, Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone: 606-619-3060

*In case of emergency present to the closest emergency department and/or call 911 when necessary. 


Health care for students at DCOM at LMU-Knoxville

Summit Medical Group-Internal Medicine Associates in Powell, TN is available to serve the primary care needs of students located at DCOM at LMU-Knoxville. When making an appointment, it is important to let the staff know that you are an LMU student. Most appointments may be accommodated the same day or soon thereafter. Students are required to have health insurance. If your health insurance does not cover the services during your visit, Summit Medical Group will provide 30% discounts for cash payments or set-up a payment plan as needed. For more information and to find new patient registration forms, visit the Summit Medical Group-Internal Medicine Associates website at, select "For Patients" and then "Patient Forms".

To be seen at Summit Medical Group, all sections of the patient forms must be complete and individual social security numbers are required.

Summit Medical Group - Internal Medicine Associates
7744 Conner Road
Powell, TN 37849

Call for an Appointment: 865.546.9751 and let them know you are an LMU Student

 *After Hours:

Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 865-373-1000
AFC Urgent Care
9203 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: 865-299-6192

*In case of emergency present to the closest emergency department and/or call 911 when necessary. 

On Rotations

1.    If a student should need emergency care while on rotations, it is recommended that the student report to the nearest emergency room or call 911 at the time of the emergency. The student's safety is of the utmost importance to LMU-DCOM.

2.  Helpful links for finding care:

•  US Hospital Finder: 
•  Urgent Care Association Urgent Care Directory: 
•  Healthline FindCare: 

Note: These links do not take into consideration your personal insurance provider. To find an in-network facility and/or provider, you should contact (via phone or website) your personal insurance provider when medically stable to do so.

If you have insurance through LMU-DCOM, you may use the link below to find an in-network facility and/or provider:

3.  If a student becomes ill or has an emergency health issue while on-site during their rotation, the training facility can render care, but is not responsible for the cost of such care.

4. Students are financially responsible for any medical care they receive at a training site.

5.  A health professional providing health services, via a therapeutic relationship, must recuse themselves from the academic assessment or promotion of the student receiving those services. The student must contact the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs or the Assistant Dean of Clinical Medicine for completion of evaluation if their preceptor has provided personal medical care while on rotation.

All Students

Students who seek medical attention, including emergency medical attention when the LMU Student Health Center or Summit Medical Group Internal Medicine Associates offices are closed, may do so with any facility of their choosing based on their needs and health insurance coverage.


Mental Health Services


LMU counseling services are available to help students with personal, career, and academic concerns that affect academic success and quality of life. All services are confidential. During orientation, all counseling services are fully explained to students by both the LMU-DCOM Office of Admissions and Student Services and LMU Counseling Services. Counselors are located with office hours between 8 AM and 3 PM both in Harrogate and Knoxville to support students. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please visit:

Mental Health/Life-Threatening Emergencies Link


DCOM Strong


DCOM Strong is a wellness initiative created to give LMU-DCOM students the opportunity to maintain emotional, physical, financial, social, spiritual, and academic wellness in medical school. We aim to develop empowerment for not only those faced with mental health issues, but also the entire local community-to assess, confront and educate while in the medical profession.


WellConnect Program


LMU-DCOM's WellConnect program offers free services that are designed to help third- and fourth-year students manage wellness-related issues.

Services provided through WellConnect include:

  • Mental health counseling
  • Financial management resources
  • Legal consultation
  • Referrals to connect you with resources you need in your community

Click the links below to learn more about what the WellConnect program offers.

WellConnect Did You Know?

More About WellConnect Services

WellConnect Website