Health Services Office

The Health Services Office on the Tennessee campus is in the Eubanks Activities Center. It is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and offers services free of charge to students, faculty, and staff. Basic services provided include first aid for minor injuries, assessment and referrals for injuries or illnesses, recommendations for self-treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, and monitoring of vital signs. No appointment is needed.

Some additional health assessments and services, listed below, are available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email or call 865-251-2256.

  • height/weight
  • basic diet/exercise information/recommendations
  • blood sugar analysis
  • simple injections
  • suture removal

Local Clinics/Hospitals

Local Urgent Care Clinics

American Family Care (865-951-1103)
7564 Chapman Highway
Knoxville 37920

Covenant Health Urgent Care (865-518-8564)
7625 Chapman Highway, Ste 107
Knoxville 37920

CVS Minute Clinic (866-389-2727)
110 Majestic Grove Rd.
Knoxville 37920

KOC Injury Walk-in Clinic (866-231-9800)
1422 Old Weisgarber Rd
Knoxville 37929

Local Hospitals

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Parkwest Medical Center

Turkey Creek Medical Center

Leconte Medical Center

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Blount Memorial Hospital

Health Insurance Requirement

Johnson University requires all full-time undergraduate students taking courses on campus to carry health insurance.

Students will be automatically enrolled in the University’s health insurance plan unless they provide proof of coverage. Students will be required to either complete an online health insurance waiver form, providing their current health insurance provider, or enroll with the University’s student health insurance provider for the current academic year. Both the waiver form and the enrollment form are available on the student portal.

Students who enroll in student health insurance for the fall term pay for a 12-month policy that begins the first day of class. Students who begin in the spring term pay a reduced amount due to the reduced length of the policy.

Health Insurance Coverage

The health insurance provided through Johnson includes unlimited major medical coverage after a $250 annual in-network/$600 annual out-of-network deductible. Most claims involve an 80/20% coinsurance for in-network providers and 60/40% coinsurance for out-of-network providers. There is a $25.00 co-pay per office visit.

Policy effective dates for the 2024-2025 academic school year:

2024 Fall Term 08/01/2024 – 07/31/2025
2024 Spring Term 01/01/2025 – 07/31/2025
2024 Summer Term 05/01/2025 – 07/31/2025

Health Insurance Costs

Complete coverage information for the United Healthcare Gold Plan is available on


The student health insurance rates for 2024-2025 are:

Participant(s) Annual Rates Spring Rates Summer Rates
Student Only $2,403 $1,396 $605.25
Spouse $2,303 $1,338 $580.25
One Child $2,303 $1,338 $580.25
Two or More Children $4,606 $2,676 $1,160.50
Spouse + Two or More Children $6,909 $4,014 $1,740.75

Note: To determine the premium for a student with spouse, student with spouse and children, or student with children, simply add the above rates together. For example, if a student wants insurance for himself and his spouse, then the premium will equal the student rate plus the spouse rate. If both spouses are students, then the student rate applies to both.

Insurance premiums are determined by the carrier and may increase from one year to the next.

Counseling and Mental Health

Johnson University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center will continue to provide remote services to students via videoconferencing throughout the semester. Telehealth services are provided through a HIPAA-secure version of  Zoom. Group services and opportunities will be provided in a face-to-face, socially distanced setting, similar to academic classes.

To make an appointment, please come to Myrtle Hall between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. If you have questions, please call the center directly at 865-251-2217 or visit the UCC website.

Available Services:

  • Brief individual therapy–the number of sessions is determined individually based on clinical needs and your counselor’s assessment
  • Group therapy–provides small group environments to address specific topics and build wellness, resiliency, and coping skills
  • Couples, premarital, and family therapy
  • Students in need of ongoing treatment or treatment beyond the scope of what the UCC can provide will receive assistance in coordinating resources off-campus in the community. The UCC clinical staff retains the right to refer clients or potential clients to other service providers when necessary.