Health Care Services

Healthcare Services

Except in emergency situations, the Program Director, Medical Director, and program Faculty are not permitted to participate as health care providers for enrolled students. 

Medical Services

Students may access non-emergent medical care based on their private health insurance plan. LMU-SMS-Knoxville PA 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-SMS-Knoxville PA Student when scheduling an appointment. Students must bring a completed health history questionnaire and a copy of their vaccination/immunization records to their first office visit. Providers at Internal Medical Associates also provide the services listed below for LMU-SMS-Knoxville PA 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 five (5) 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

  • Methodist Medical Center (11.7 miles)

990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

  • 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. Program faculty, the Program Director, and the Medical Director are not permitted to participate as mental health counsellors for enrolled students.