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Student Health and Wellness

Physical Health Services | Counseling 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.


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


On Rotations

If a student becomes ill or has an emergency health issue during the clinical assignment, the training facility will render care or refer the students to services, but is not responsible for the cost of such care. Students are financially responsible for any medical care they receive at a training site.


Counseling 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:


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 Well Connect Services

WellConnect Website