Boyd Health Services
APSU provides health care to students
To be successful in your academic and personal endeavors, you must remain healthy. The goal of Health Services is to keep you well; however, when you find yourself a little under the weather, we’re here for you.
- Acute and chronic illness care
- Health screenings and education
- Allergy injections and immunizations (MMR, meningitis, Influenza clinics, etc.)
- Medication — Prescription and nonprescription
- Family planning (birth control, pap screenings, STD checks)
- Healthcare is provided by certified nurse practitioners, certified medical assistants, consulting physicians and a pharmacist.
There is no office fee for enrolled students to see a provider. Students requiring lab tests will be billed. Medications received in Health Services will also be billed to the student’s account.
APSU strongly encourages each student to have private health insurance. Information regarding locating private insurance can be obtained at Boyd Health Services. Boyd Health Services does not file insurance.
Hours of Operation
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
- 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Closed noon-1 p.m. for lunch.
- 7 a.m.-noon for provider visits,
- Open until 4:30 p.m. for immunizations and administrative services.
- 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed noon-1 p.m. daily for lunch.
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 and two chicken pox (varicella) immunizations, which were administered on or after the first year of birth. The student will not be allowed to register for classes until this requirement is met.
A current meningitis vaccine will be required for all incoming freshmen living on campus under age 22.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meningococcal disease is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. While it is relatively rare with fewer than 3,000 cases reported in the U.S. each year, it can cause serious long-term effects and permanent disabilities as well death in approximately 10 percent of cases. There is a vaccination available as a preventive measure for those who have not yet been exposed. The American College Health Association (ACHA) recommends all first-year students living in residence halls receive the meningococcal vaccine. The ACHA further recommends that other college students younger than the age of 25 consider receiving the vaccination to reduce their risk for the disease. Meningococcal disease rates climb during adolescence and peak between the ages of 15 and 20 years. APSU strongly encourages all students to consider taking the vaccine.