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Health & Wellness

The Ard building, which houses Health and Counceling Services.

Student Health and Counseling Services: Ard Building, 524 College St. 

Student Health Services - (931) 221-7107

is located in the Ard Building at 524 College Street. All of our services require an appointment. If you need an appointment, the place to start is to call our office at (931) 221-7107. In most cases, you can get an appointment for the same day. If you cannot be given a same-day appointment, you will be referred to the next day first available appointment.

Services include acute illness care, treatment of minor injuries, preventative health screenings, mental health concerns, gynecological visits and family planning. In addition, we offer STD testing, strep screening, urinalysis, blood glucose testing, allergy injections, and immunizations. Care is provided by nurse practitioners and consulting physicians.

There is no cost for currently enrolled students to access medical services. Note: there are nominal charges for lab work, medications, and supplies and procedures required for treatment. Any such charges will be discussed with students in advance and will be billed to their account. Students also have the option of obtaining medications from the in-house dispensary or have a prescription electronically sent to and filled by a pharmacy of their choice.



APSU adheres to vaccination requirements set forth by the Tennessee Department of Health. More specifically, the state of Tennessee requires all new and readmitted full-time students to provide proof of two immunizations with Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines, which were administered on or after the first year of birth. Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1957, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 1998 or after, online-only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, or religious exemption requiring a signed and notarized statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices. Also, as of July 1, 2011, two varicella (chickenpox) vaccines or proof of immunity will be required. Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1980, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 2016 or after, online-only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, or religious exemption requiring a signed statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices. The student will not be allowed to register for classes until these requirements are met. Students who will be living in on-campus housing for the first time and are under the age of 21 must also provide proof of meningitis (Meningococcal conjugate or MenACWY) vaccine within the past five years. The student will not be allowed to receive the key to their room until this requirement is met. Further, the state of Tennessee mandates that each postsecondary institution provide information concerning Hepatitis B and Meningococal infection to all students entering the institution for the first time. Tennessee law requires that such students complete and sign a waiver form provided by the institution that includes detailed information about the diseases. Students under the age of 18 are required to provide a parent-signed copy of the waiver form to Boyd Health Services, P.O. Box 4655, Clarksville, TN 37044, or fax to (931) 221-7388. These requirements may be updated. Please contact Boyd Health Services for information.


APSU is smoke-free except in areas designated on the campus map.

Student Counseling Services - (931) 221-6162

Boyd Health Services is located in the Ard Building at 524 College Street. Patients are seen in Student Counseling Services in person and may also be seen via telehealth if the need arises. Students are encouraged to call (931) 221-6162 for more information and/or to book an appointment.

Services include individual and group counseling and address a variety of issues, including adjustment to college, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, alcohol and drug abuse, and other issues. Care is provided by professionals from a variety of fields, including counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical psychology. Our diverse professional staff offers a variety of therapeutic styles and areas of expertise, and we pride ourselves on helping students find just the right therapist, either here or in the local area, to meet their needs.

Student Counseling Services operates out of a brief therapy model, with students being eligible for up to 12 counseling sessions per year, with need and suitability for services assessed at intake. Students also have access to counseling sessions through our “Let’s Talk” program. Each semester an updated “Let’s Talk” schedule is posted on our website at www.apsu.edu/ counseling. All currently enrolled APSU students are eligible for our services, which are confidential and free of charge.

For up-to-date information about appointments and services, please visit www.apsu.edu/health-and-counseling/ counseling.

Emergencies: during normal business hours, mental health emergencies may be directed to the Ard Building. After business hours: mental health emergencies may be directed to Campus Police at (931) 221-7786 or by calling 911. 

University Recreation - (931) 221-7564

University Recreation Department provides recreational and wellness programs at the 78,000 square-foot Foy Fitness & Recreation Center. The Foy Fitness & Recreation Center features a three-court gymnasium, an outdoor pool, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center with cardio machines, free weights, as well as pin-selected and plate-loaded machines, an indoor climbing wall with a large bouldering feature, racquetball courts, indoor track, fitness studios, personal training, indoor cycling studio, locker rooms with private showers and changing areas, and equipment rental. The Foy Fitness & Recreation Center is open extended hours and is one of the largest student employers on campus.

University Recreation, which is housed in the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center, offers a variety of fitness programs, aquatics programs, intramural sports, sports clubs, challenge course and more. The Govs Outdoors program provides adventures for all skill levels. Govs Outdoors has offered water rafting on the Ocoee, canoeing, hiking at Land Between the Lakes and backpacking in the Smoky Mountains. For future adventures, visit www.apsu.edu/recreation. The department also offers Junior Govs Summer Camp, a recreational day camp that promotes healthy lifestyles among children ages 5-15.

Currently enrolled Clarksville campus students access the facility with a valid Govs ID. Students not enrolled on the Clarksville campus may pay access fees to use the facility. Alumni, family and community members age 16 and older may access the facility and services with a membership and fees. For more information, call 931-221-7564 or visit www.apsu.edu/ recreation.

S.O.S. (Save Our Students) Food Pantry - (931) 221-6120

Community Engagement and Sustainability's Food Pantry supports students through troubling times by helping fight hunger. The campus community supports and supplies the food pantry through donations. Students who find themselves in need can fill out an online food request form at www.apsu.edu/volunteer/sos-food-pantry and pick up groceries at 322 Home Ave. Students will need their APSU student identification card to receive food.