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Health & Wellness at TWU

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Health & Wellness

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 scehdule 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.

Starr Regional: (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.

mySSP logoTennessee Wesleyan provides its students with a variety of options to fit thestudents' 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 LifeWorks using mySSP. More details about this program can be found in the videos below. 


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

- My SSP Student Orientation Video (9.29 mins):

- 5 Things to Know about My SSP Video (2.56 mins):

- 5 Things to Know about the My SSP App Video (2.56 mins):

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


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.