Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

TWU Promotes Health

TWU students have access to on campus and TWU-provided health and wellness services for any medical needs, mental health or counseling needs, suicide prevention and more.
Learn more about TWU and see why students have chosen us for over 100 years.

Medical Services

Tennessee Wesleyan University has a health services partnership, joining with United Primary Care to provide needed services to TWU students. United Primary Care has three locations, Etowah, Madisonville, and the most convenient to the University, on Washington Ave. in Athens, less than a mile from the TWU campus. Students have access to all three locations. 

Students have access to basic care, such as physical exams, general checkups, and prescription writing, at no cost. Additional services, such as flu and strep tests, x-rays, various testing, and blood work are also available at a discounted rate, or through the student’s insurance carrier.

The offices are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m and on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Students can schedule an appointment by calling McMinn Primary Care at (423) 745-6610.

Starr Regional Medical Center is located minutes from campus. They provide urgent care services including 24-hour Emergency Room facilities. To learn more call Starr Regional at (423) 745-1411.

Counseling Services

The years you spend in college will be some of the most formative of your life, filled with exciting and scary changes. You will learn how to balance work with a social life, form new and closer relationships, develop personal and career goals, and gain your independence.

Tennessee Wesleyan provides its students with a variety of options to fit the students’ health and wellness needs. Depending on your needs, you may meet individually with the Vice President of student Life or the Chaplain. Additionally, students are able to utilize free services provided by our partners at TELUS

Students may contact the Student Life Office at 423-746-5216 or look at the TWU app under Health and Wellness to find the TELUS link and make an appointment. 

More details about this program can be found in the videos below. 

– TELUS Student Orientation Video (9.29 mins):

– 5 Things to Know about TELUS Video (2.56 mins):

– 5 Things to Know about the TELUS App Video (2.56 mins):

-5 Things to Know about the TELUS Website Video (2.41 mins):

TWU Suicide Prevention Plan

Tennessee Wesleyan University is committed to the mental health wellness of our students, faculty and staff. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. Approximately 1,100 college students die by suicide each year 6% of college students report that they have seriously considered suicide over the past year; 90% of those students created a suicide plan, 14% attempted suicide, and 60% continued to have thoughts of suicide according to Click here to DOWNLOAD TWU’s Suicide Prevention Plan.

Thunder Fitness Center

All students have access to the Thunder Fitness Center. Here you’ll find a variety of fitness equipment to help you stay fit and healthy throughout your Bulldog journey. 

Sara Denny - Director of Student Success

Sara is from the St. Louis, MO area and she has her BA frpm Truman State University and her MA from Roehamption University. She loves to travel and try new things, she’s a huge fan of the St. Louis Blue (2019 Stanley Cup Champions!), and the St. Louis Cardinals. She has one adorable and sweet cat named Owen Jenkins, one adoable and (slightly) mischievous cat named Ouiser, and one adorable and very mischievous dog named Berkley. Sara oversees our orientation program, coordinates the TWU 101/102 program, and works with the other success coaches at Mosher to provide success coaching and other programs throughout the year.
Why do you love working for TWU in the Mosher Success Center?
I loved the atmosphere when I visited TWU for my interview along with the oppurtunity to develop the Mosher Success Center. I love the oppurtunity to work with students and support students from orientation through graduation. 

Miranda Collins - Success Coach Coordinator

Bio coming soon

Candy Maddux - Director of Career & Leadership Development

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman. I am a very open, fun-loving and compassionate person raised in a community similar to Athens. There was a sense of home when I visited the campus, and I knew I would fit right in. In my journey of higher education, I have found that every student that I come in contact with deserves the opportunity to succeed. I often tell my students, it doesn’t matter where you come from, but how you finish. Your education can never be taken from you. – DeLunda “Candy” Maddux

TWU prepares students with the transformative experience and to be well-rounded leaders who make a positive impact on the world.

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