LOCATION: Suite 71-235, John A. Kenney Hall | PHONE: 334.727.8641 or 8642 | HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm
The Student Health Center provides a variety of health care services for all enrolled students. Your general health and wellness is important to ensure that you are able flourish and succeed at Tuskegee University. Our team continues to be at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our students, including helping students understand health equity and racial justice, and managing sniffles, allergies, anxiety, nutrition, immunizations, and general health services. We’re just a phone call or short walk away in John A. Kenney Hall, and always ready to assist you in all your health and wellness questions and concerns.
|COVID-19 and Student Services
|Available Clinical Services
Health Center staff will continue to provide on-campus services from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday for students residing on or near campus.
Students should click here to schedule an appointment and to receive guidance about their arrival to the clinic based on their symptoms.
Evaluation and treatment are available for:
For ALL on-campus medical emergencies,
For SERIOUS off-campus medical emergencies,
For MINOR medical emergencies, students will be transported to the Student Health Center during office hours or advised to go the next business day. For after-hours non-emergencies call 334-421-8200
All new and returning students onto Tuskegee University campus must be tested for COVID-19 within 10 calendar days and a negative PCR test result must be submitted to email@example.com. No access to move into any on-campus facility or attend face-to-face classes is allowed until a negative PCR test result is submitted.
It’s with great anticipation that we look forward to Fall 2022 and the return of students to the Tuskegee University campus. As we provide a meaningful and rewarding on-campus experience, we are committed to the safety of our students, staff, faculty and neighbors. We remain vigilant in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and all must remember that individual actions and personal responsibility will continue to be important. The reality of COVID-19 continues to present an ever changing landscape. With this in mind, TU is continuously monitoring the situation locally, nationally and globally, being informed by the latest state and federal guidance, including our own public health experts.
PLEASE CALL STUDENT HEALTH PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IF MONKEYPOX IS SUSPECTED! Phone: 334-727-8641
Medical Requirements for Registration (New Students)
As per the Alabama Department Public Health guidelines, and University policy ALL Students enrolling at Tuskegee University for the first time are REQUIRED to complete and submit the following prior to registration:
The Health Clearance will then be issued to complete the registration process. NOTE: New Students cannot register for classes unless these requirements have been met and students have received the Medical Clearance from the TU Student Health Center.
A few in-house lab testing services are available, free of charge -- such as urinalysis, pregnancy tests, rapid strep, and rapid influenza tests. COVID PCR tests, and all other lab services are done through samples sent to Lab Corp and reimbursed as per Student Health Insurance guidelines.
*For X-rays, Ultrasounds, and other Scans, students are referred to local imaging centers and hospitals.
Medications and Medical Supplies
All currently enrolled students are eligible to receive health services, information and counseling at the Health Center. The student is required to present a valid student ID to receive services.
All medications and medical supplies dispensed at the Student Health Center are free of charge. Prescriptions are written for the medications which are not available at the Student Health Center.
Student Health Center Staff
Our talented and qualified Student Health team includes physician, nurse and certified medical assistants.
Type of Medical Conditions Treated
Medical conditions commonly encountered and treated at any Primary Health Care Center:
Mental health: Frequent problems encountered include, anxiety, mild to moderate depression, stress-related disorders and eating disorders. As indicated, referrals are made to mental health professionals.
Arrangements for Rabies Immunization are made through the School of Veterinary Medicine, and administered at the Student Health Center.
Tuskegee University provides free non-emergency transportation to assist students, who are referred to the hospital, specialists, clinics and medical facilities. The Health Center staff can assist in making arrangements, and the University will provide return transportation service for students who have been transported.
Referral services are provided, if indicated to most of the area Hospitals, Medical Specialists, Clinics and other health facilities through a referral network. The student must be seen by the medical providers at Student Health for all referrals, except for medical emergencies.
Primary Medical Clinic
Comprehensive medical services are offered to students for urgent, acute and chronic conditions. Students can receive unlimited office visits with medical providers. The primary care clinic operates by appointment only. Same-day appointments are available in most cases. Referrals to outside facilities, providers and clinics are available when ordered by the nurse practitioner, physician or requested by the patient.
Physician specialists are available to students upon referral by Student Health Services medical providers for medical conditions that need further evaluation.
X-Ray, EKGs, and ultrasounds are just a few of the diagnostic tests that can be ordered in Student Health Services through collaborating facilities.
Laboratory tests are performed as ordered by medical providers. Examples of laboratory test done in the clinic are venipuncture, urinalysis, rapid strep, rapid mono, rapid influenza, urine pregnancy, STI's, COVID tests, and other labs as requested.
All medications and supplies dispensed at the Student Health Center are free or covered by your student health insurance. Prescriptions are also available upon health evaluation by our campus physician.
Comprehensive gynecological services are available to students, including breast exams, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) screening/treatments, as well as contraceptive counseling. Services are offered by appointment only. Same day appointments may be available. Students more than five minutes late will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
The Student Health Center offers health information and education to faculty, staff and students. The peer health educators also host several educational events throughout the school year.
Flu Shots & Rabies Vaccine
The influenza vaccine and rabies vaccine is offered yearly to students, faculty and staff. Watch for emails and announcements about the campaign.
Appointment availability will be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please note the following changes at the Student Health Center:
COVID-19 Operations -- If you have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID19, are quarantined or under investigation for infection, or believe you have been infected, schedule an appointment using the Golden Tiger Health Check. Do not schedule an in-person appointment and do not visit Student Health Services. Stay home and avoid spreading to others.
Living spaces for isolation or quarantine are available for students residing in university housing who test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to a positive case as an option if students do not elect to or cannot return home to their permanent residence. Meals, medical attention and support for facilitating academic accommodations will be provided.
Evaluation and treatment are available for:
Allergy Injections - Students must supply their own medications and instructions from their personal physicians. There is a small charge for administration and students may arrange a time with the Student Health Center to receive injections.
Laboratory Tests - A wide range of laboratory tests is available through the Student Health Center.
X-Rays - wide range of diagnostic x-rays and scans is available through East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, Alabama.
Medications - Some selected medications are dispensed free of charge. There is a fee for all other medications and injections which are billed to the student. Prescriptions are written for those medications which are not available at the Student Health Center.
Student Charges and Billing - Students are billed for chargeable services (medications, medical supplies and labwork) they receive at the Student Health Center. The Center does not file insurance claims for students, however students may recieve assistance with filing claims. Students who are billed by the Bursar will receive an itemized statement listing the medical services provided.
TU Medical Bulletin: Flu (Influenze) Alert - A common, highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus. Incubation after exposure is 24 - 48 hours. There are three main types of influenza (A, B, C) but they have the ability to mutate into different forms. Outbreaks of different forms occur almost every winter, starting commonly in September or October, with varying degrees of severity. Influenza affects both sexes and people of all ages.
Symptoms of the Flu - The following are the most common symptoms of the flu. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Influenza is called a respiratory disease, but the whole body seems to suffer when a person is infected. People usually become acutely ill with several, or all of the following symptoms:
TREATMENT FOR INFLUENZA
Specific treatment for influenza will be determined by your physician based on:
The goal of treatment for influenza is to help prevent or decrease the severity of symptoms. Treatment may include:
Consult your physician for more information.
Following these precautions may also be helpful:
All students are automatically enrolled in the academic health program. The student must actively attend classes after the date for which coverage is purchased. The plan is underwritten by Plan Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan, and is a Non-Renewable One-Year Term Policy. For more information, visit http://tuskegee.myahpcare.com.
The Health Profile form requirements include:
Students have access to licensed Telehealth and Behavioral Health Service professionals by visiting: http://academiclivecare.com [service key=ALC, Access Code – ALCTUSKU22]
Services offered: Urgent care, therapy, psychiatry, and nutrition counseling are available through AcademicLiveCare.
The Health Profile form can be downloaded from the link below. The form is also available on the Tuskegee University Admissions webpage:
Medical Information Form (pdf)
The completed Health Profile should be mailed to:
Tuskegee University Student Health Center
71-235 John A. Kenney Hall
1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Or Faxed to: (334) 724-4437
Proof of Health Insurance:
Current year 2023-2024 information can be accessed via 2023-2024 BCBS Plan.
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs are an important part of Student Health Services. Throughout the year, a number of educational programs are presented in an effort to improve student awareness regarding common health problems and behavior students should practice in order to reduce their health risks. The Health Education Programs are comprehensive and provide education, support and resources to advance the health and wellness of students and the entire Campus community at various campus locations. There are health awareness workshops, programs and presentations- throughout the year, notably from the time of the New Student Orientation programs, extending into the fall, spring and summer semesters.
The Annual Tuskegee University Health Fair- is among the highlights and is presented during the spring semester. The Health Fair features free information, demonstrations, health testing and screenings from various campus and community organizations.
Community Service Outreach Programs are organized and implemented, in accordance with the institutional mission to provide services to the campus community, regional and national levels, which are compatible with the University's educational mission, that help to improve understanding of community health problems. We work collaboratively with other Campus Units, Local, State and National Health agencies to help develop alternative solutions to decrease and minimize the disparities in access to Health Care. Presentations on various Health Issues and Wellness may be scheduled upon request.
Tuskegee University Campus Emergency Numbers:
Tuskegee University Police Department........727-8757
Emergency Medical Services (on-campus)...ext. 4911
Vice-President for Student Affairs…..............724-4746
Office of the Dean of Chapel.........................727-8322 or 8702
Dean of Students…………………….…....…..727-8421
Residence Life and Development.…….….…727-8915 or 8930
Housing…………………………..………........724- 8100 or 4617
City of Tuskegee Emergency Numbers:
City of Tuskegee Police................................727-0200
Macon County Sheriff...................................727-2500
City of Tuskegee Fire Department................727-2600
Suggested Health Resources
Student Health Center
1200 West Montgomery Road
71-235 John A. Kenney Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Main Desk: 334-727-8641
Medical Emergencies: 911
After Hours Non-emergencies: 334-421-8200
Counseling Assistance Program: 1 (855) 850-4301