Main Campus Medical Center treats students, employees

January 12, 2018 | UToday, UTMC
By Sarah A. Velliquette

The Main Campus Medical Center is open five days a week to provide health services to students and employees in a convenient location.

The on-campus medical services are primarily for sick visits; however, students who have a primary care physician out of town also can schedule appointments for primary care needs, such as physicals or oversight of chronic medical conditions.

The Main Campus Medical Center is located on West Rocket Drive across from the Horton International House.

“We understand the convenience factor when it comes to serving employees and students and having an office right on campus,” said Dr. Linda Speer, professor and chair of family medicine. “If a member of our campus community is experiencing symptoms of an ear or sinus infection, for example, you can schedule an appointment to be seen, in most cases, that same day.”

The Main Campus Medical Center is staffed with a nurse practitioner with a physician in the office on Wednesdays. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-in patients will be treated; however, they could have a considerable wait time when patient volume is high, Speer said.

In the event there are not any immediate openings at the Main Campus Medical Center, the staff will assist with making arrangements for the employee or student to be seen at another UT health-care provider at the Student Health and Wellness Center on Health Science Campus, the Regency Medical Campus off Talmadge Road north of Monroe Street, or Glendale Medical East on Glendale Avenue between Health Science Campus and Byrne Road.

The Main Campus Medical Center is closed during summer term, and fall, winter and spring breaks, a decision that was made earlier in the year in response to low usage.

Students on campus during breaks can access medical services in the Student Wellness Center located in the lower level of the Ruppert Health Center on Health Science Campus. They may use the UT transit loop that provides a free shuttle between campuses with a direct stop at Ruppert Health Center. Students can use the TransLoc service to track the UT buses en route at

The last day of operation for the Main Campus Medical Center this month will be Friday, Dec. 15.

The Main Campus Medical Center will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 16, for spring semester.

The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 419.530.3451. For more information about the Main Campus Medical Center, visit

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