University Health Center
Supports wellness to university students and employees
ETSU COVID-19 Response
East Tennessee State University and the University Health Center are dedicated in keeping our ETSU community safe during these difficulty times. Due to the COVID pandemic, changes have been implemented across the campus in an effort to safeguard our students, staff and faculty members. Please find more information below regarding available COVID testing, reporting suspected/confirmed COVID cases, and ETSU's mask policy.
Our Mission Statement and Core Values
The mission of University Health Center is to provide acute and episodic care and to support wellness to university students and employees. The University Health Center is a nurse managed clinic and the health care providers are Board Certified Nurse Practitioners.
The mission to support wellness is based on core values where:
- People come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.
- Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust.
- Diversity of people and thought is respected.
- Excellence is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources.
- Commitment to intellectual achievement is embraced.
Note: All correspondence from the University Health Center will be through your ETSU email account. If you are submitting immunization records please check this periodically.
Kristen Skidmore, Patient Care Rep
I worked in dentistry for over 5 years as a registered dental assistant. My favorite part of the job was getting to meet so many people and help them as much as I could when it came to their dental health. I grew up with not the straightest or whitest smile so I know how that can impact your life so helping others obtain that was an amazing experience. My job was great but I wanted something more. I really like working up front and all that entailed so I wanted to pursue a job that I could do just that. I went back to school to increase my knowledge of working front office along with a little on the billing and coding aspect as well. I then accepted a position with the University Health Center at ETSU as a Patient Care Representative and I have been here for almost a year now. Taking this position has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I absolutely love my job here where I can work up front and even do a little bit of the billing aspect. One of the best things is meeting so many new people and helping them as much as I can because let’s be honest, college can be difficult and hard to navigate. So being able to help patients such as making appointments, answering questions or just bridging them to where they need to go to get the care they need is such a rewarding experience. My goals for the future are to continue my growth in my position and possibly pursue further education to get me there as well.
When I’m not working, I love to spend as much time as possible with my family. We recently have found a love of getting out in nature and checking out the various parks around us, such as, Bays Mountain and Natural Tunnel to just name a few and we hope to visit many more soon. When I’m not out making memories with my family, I love to get crafty and make items using my Cricut. And I even rope my husband into helping with my projects as well. My husband and I have been together for 14 years and married for 7. We met in high school and the rest is history. He’s truly my best friend and I thank God for him every day. Together we have a daughter and a son that are our world. We also have several animal babies too. I’m an avid animal lover so we have 7 beloved pets (2 dogs, 3 cats, a bunny and a hedgehog).
We have 4 spots in Lot 34 that are allocated to clinic patients. All other parking spots in the Faculty/staff lots are not available to patients and you will receive a parking ticket.
Note: When parking make sure your vehicle has the proper ETSU parking decal or Visitor's Pass. If you receive a parking ticket while parked in the designated patient spots during your appointment time, please bring the ticket to the front desk of the University Health Center to get it validated.
After-Hours Contact: 1-888-915-7299
For After-Hours care, the University Health Center does have an after-hours telephone service you may use M-F after 4:30pm, on weekends, and holidays. The After-Hours Call Service is not for appointments or medication refill services. Remember the call service is NOT for medical emergencies, to make or cancel an appointment, immunization requirement questions, or to refill prescriptions. For emergencies please call 911.