Health Services

Union students live healthy lives.

Our campus provides limited health services for current students. The Health Center is staffed by registered nurses from the Knox County Health Department under the direction of the Office of Student Development.

The Campus Nurse is located in the outer section of Pfeiffer Hall between Robsion Gym & Conway Boatman Chapel (Access to Pfeiffer Hall is not required). The center is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Appointments can be made by contacting the Campus Nurse at or by phone at 606-546-1396. The Campus Nurse can provide the following services:

• Sick Visits
• Pregnancy Tests
• Referrals for Family Planning (Birth Control)
• Depo Injections for Females
• STD/HIV Screenings
• Health Education Resources
• Referrals to Doctors and Dentists

All visits with the Campus Nurse are confidential.

A nominal fee is charged for some services and supplies which can be applied to your college account. No student should postpone needed health care due to a shortage of funds. 


Mandatory Immunizations

All resident and international students must provide a certificate detailing immunization status. 

Please submit shot records to Attn: Director of Housing and Residence Life at Fax: 606-546-1605 or email:

Required for enrollment:
  • A current tetanus shot (within 10 years)
  • Two MMR (measles) injections
  • PPD (tuberculosis) is required for any student who has been out of the United States for over 30 consecutive days.
  • International students must have a PPD (Tuberculosis) within the last year


Community Health 

Barbourville ARH Hospital 
80 Hospital Drive • Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-4175

Baptist Regional Medical Center
Cumberland Falls Road • Corbin, KY 40701
(606) 528-1212

Barbourville Family Health Center
215 N. Allison Avenue • Barbourville, KY 40906
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm  (606) 546-9287


**Staffed by five doctors and a nurse practitioner who offer special rates for Union students.


Knox Family Medicine
602 Knox Street • Barbourville, KY 40906
Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Walk-ins welcome.

Paul Pedersen, M.D.
James West, M.D.
546-6027, ext. 9

Anne Pedersen, Physical Therapist
546-6027, ext. 15