Aug 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Health Service


Tennessee Technological University has a student health service which provides medical services for minor illnesses or injuries for any student enrolled at the University on an appointment basis during hours of operation. The health service staff includes nurses, nurse practitioner, physician, and pharmacist who plan and implement care for students during daytime hours Monday through Friday. Students are responsible for charges due to supplies, laboratory testing, treatments, and medications.

The student is responsible for expenses incurred for ambulance service, calls at a local physician’s office, emergency services, and other services provided at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Prior to registration all students must fill out the Meningitis/Hepatitis B form https://www.tntech.edu/healthservices/pdf/Meningitis_Hepatitis_Form.pdf  and the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening form https://www.tntech.edu/healthservices/pdf/Tuberculosis_Screening_Form.pdf

You are required to submit an immunization health history form and/or official record of immunization prior to enrolling. These are:

Full-Time Registration Requirement:  Students must provide proof of two (2) MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations.  Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella may be provided by meeting one of the following 3 criteria:

  • Date of birth before 1957, or
  • Documentation of 2 doses vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella given at least 28 days apart, excluding doses given earlier than 4 days before the first birthday, or
  • Documentation of blood test (titer-serology) showing immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.  If any one of the three is negative, proof of 2 doses of vaccine must be provided to Health Services.

Students must also provide proof of two (2) Varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations.  Proof of immunity to chickenpox is required by meeting one of the following 4 criteria:

  • Date of birth before 1980, or
  • History of chickenpox illness diagnosed by a healthcare provider or verified by a physician, advanced practice nurse or physician assistant to whom the illness is described, or
  • Documentation of 2 doses of Varicella vaccine given at least 28 days apart, excluding doses given earlier than 4 day before the first birthday, or
  • Documentation of blood-test (titer-serology) showing immunity to Varicella.

All new incoming students living in on campus housing, under the age of 22, must submit proof of adequate immunization.  Adequate proof consists of documentation from a healthcare provider showing a single dose of Meningitis (conjugate vaccine MCV4) given on or after the 16th birthday.  Students living in on-campus housing are at increased risk for infection.