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Student Health in Chattanooga

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Student Health Services

The University has an agreement with the local undergraduate University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Student Health Services to provide medical care for UTHSC Students rotating in Chattanooga.   UTC UHS is ready to accept UT Medical and PA students for student health related issues again.  

Location:  Inside the MacLellan Gym on the UTC Campus (615 McCallie Avenue, Department 6856, Chattanooga, TN  37403)

Phone:  423.425.2266 

Hours of Operation:  M – F, 8 am – 5 pm ET

If you are in need of medical attention, please call 423.425.2266 to schedule an appointment and kindly identify yourself as a UT Medical or PA Student.  Please bring your UT ID and insurance card to each visit in case there are services for which there is a charge.

In addition, in case their are problems in being seen at UTC HSC, we have arranged for UT Medical and PA students rotating in Chattanooga to be seen at an Erlanger practice office called Academic Internal Medicine (AIM).  Please see information below about location, hours, and contacting the practice:

Academic Internal Medicine at Erlanger


  • Erlanger Medical Mall
    979 East Third Street
    Elevator B - Suite 601
    Chattanooga, TN  37403

Phone number:  423.778.8179

Scheduled clinic appointment hours:

  • Monday - Thursday
    • 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (ET)
  • Friday
    • 8:30 am – Noon (ET)


  • If you are in need of medical attention please call 423.778.8179 and identify yourself as a Medical Student.  The AIM scheduling office will work to accommodate as soon as possible.  The AIM option is not limited to just UT Medical and PA Students.  Visiting students may also use the location but be sure to bring your health insurance card and information so AIM can determine your co-pay and file your insurance.
  • Services at AIM do not include COVID testing or blood borne exposures or needle sticks.

Behavioral Health and Well-Being

SASSI Resources     Chattanooga LifeBridge Resources     Behavioral Health through Insurance     Crisis/Self Harm    GME Counselor in Chattanooga

SASSI Resources
UT Medical and PA Students rotating in Chattanooga still have full access to the resources from the main UTHSC Campus through Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI).   The SASSI Offices offer counseling to students enrolled at UTHSC.  For students in Chattanooga, sessions can be arranged via phone or virtual platform.  

  • Students can be seen for counseling for any issue. There is no issue too small or too large. 
  • SASSI has trained and licensed counselors who are equipped to aid students in addressing challenging issues experienced while enrolled in school.
  • SASSI is committed to maintaining a confidential, and nonjudgmental space for students so they can be successful in a stressful environment.
  • Counseling records, by law, are kept confidential and separate from educational records.
  • Students can schedule an appointment with a counselor Monday – Thursday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • In the event of a crisis, someone is available by phone after hours.
  • Students are eligible to receive unlimited sessions per academic year as needed.
  • A standard counseling session is 45 – 50 minutes in duration.
  • To maximize your time with your counselor, please come to your first session with the required documents completed. These documents can be emailed to the counselor prior to the first session with CONFIDENTIAL in subject line. 

SASSI offers confidential individual counseling with SASSI Counselors related to:

  • Test Anxiety
  • Personal Issues
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • EMDR
  • Biofeedback
  • Stress Management
  • Heart Math
  • Adjustment

Counseling appointments can be scheduled via phone, email, or by using our online scheduling system.

Below are the necessary forms for a first-time counseling appointment:

To fill out a form, save the form to your computer and view it in Adobe Acrobat. You can download Adobe Acrobat for free at this link.

Services related to counseling, mental health, and overall health and wellness services are also available through UTHSC University Health Services in Memphis.

Full-Time Counselor, UT College of Medicine - Chattanooga
Educational & Behavior Counseling Services

The Chattanooga Campus is so pleased that as of mid-January 2023, we have a full-time Counselor who is onsite in the UT College of Medicine - Chattanooga Dean's Office, M – F:  Lucy White, MEd, LPC-MHSP, Counselor, Educational & Behavior Counseling Services.

Her contact information is:, 423.778.9420.  Her services are confidential and will be provided at no charge to our Residents, Fellows, Medical and PA Students, and Faculty.

Location:  Whitehall Building, Suite 104, directly across from the main Erlanger Health System, and in the same area as Dr. Panda, Tiffany Nabors, and Pam Scott.

She has flexible, late hours on Tuesday's and Thurdays and strives to be very flexible for her clients.  

Lifebridge Physician Health Initiative

In addition to the services provided above, the local Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has broadened the scope of its Lifebridge Physician Health Initiative to include up to six free and confidential counseling sessions per year to Medical Students (UT and Visiting Students), UT PA Students, Residents, and Fellows -- separate from any other covered services available.  Just identify yourself as being associated with the UT College of Medicine - Chattanooga.

You can visit the LifeBridge Website to request services or you can call a confidential phone for assistance (423.591.9830) or even contact the national Suicide Prevention Hotline via texting at 988 from you mobile phone.

Suicide Prevention Resources

If you are concerned about immediate self-harm or harm to someone else, emergency services should be accessed. 

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Lifelines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Suicide Prevention Lifelines: 1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: text 988

For Hearing and Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889) 
Someone I know may be at risk of suicide-JED
JED Foundation

If you have any questions or want to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.

If a UTHSC student needs behavioral health care, they should contact the United Healthcare Student Resources number at 800.767.0700 to ensure that they identify a covered provider in our area.  If the student has behavioral health benefits through another insurance company, we recommend that the student contact their provider to determine similar information.

May 30, 2023