Health Services

Medical Services

Program faculty and the Program Director are not permitted to participate as health care providers for enrolled students. Students may access non-emergent medical care based on their private health insurance plan.

LMU-Knoxville OTD Students are given preference for obtaining same-day appointments at Internal Medical Associates’ Powell, TN location (approximately 20 miles from the Knoxville campus). Students must identify themselves as an LMU-Knoxville OTD Student when requesting an appointment. Students must bring a copy of their vaccination/immunization records and a completed health history questionnaire to their first office visit ( Providers at Internal Medical Associates also provide the services listed below for LMU-Knoxville OTD Students:

  • Acute visits
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Medication refills (for existing diagnoses)
  • Vaccinations/immunizations and titers
  • Laboratory (including urine drug screens) and imaging services
  • Follow-up care following percutaneous/blood borne pathogen exposures
  • History and physical examination prior to beginning Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences(SCPEs)
  • Discounts/payment plans for services provided, if needed

Internal Medicine Associates
7744 Conner Road
Powell, TN 37849

There are four (4) major hospitals within 15 miles of the Program (listed below). These hospitals have emergency services 24 hours a day,seven days a week. The hospital will file claims with the student’s health insurance provider; however, students are responsible for payments not covered by their health insurance provider.

  • Parkwest Medical Center (2.8 miles) 9352 Park West Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37923
  • Turkey Creek Medical Center (3.1 miles) 10820 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934
  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (13.6 miles) 1901 W. Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center (14.7 miles) 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920

Mental Health Counseling Services

Students have access to confidential mental health counseling through the office of Mental Health Counseling and can make confidential appointments online Students may also complete confidential mental health screenings, access information and directions on handling mental health emergencies on and off campus, and gain assistance in obtaining mental health counseling while completing educational activities off campus. The LMU- Knoxville campus employs one full-time mental health counselor; however, any mental health counselor within the department is readily available to assist students. Program faculty and the Program Director are not permitted to participate as mental health counsellors for enrolled students.