The Tennessee School for the Blind Clinic serves the medical and physical needs of students who attend the school. Three registered nurses (RN) and 2 licensed practical nurses (LPN) staff the clinic 24 hours a day from Sunday afternoon, when cottage students arrive on campus, until Friday afternoon when students return home.  The nurses give medication to students according to doctor’s orders,Photo of clinic staff behind counter in clinic treat minor illness and accidents on a prn basis, and teach health education. They also encourage healthy eating and physical activity to prevent obesity.

Dr. Mallick, a local medical doctor, comes to the school every Tuesday to treat students who become ill during the week. Dr. Ahad, school ophthalmologist examines all TSB students once a year to confirm legal blindness which is a state requirement to attend TSB. In cases of emergency from illness or injury, students are sent to Summit Emergency room.

TSB encourages student wellness by requiring all students to receive a yearly wellness physical and to meet the state immunization requirements prior to registration. A flu vaccine is offered free of charge to all students as well as staff on an annual basis. Students who become contagious are isolated from peer group to prevent spread of disease to other students. Hand-washing, as well as good hygiene is encouraged on a routine basis.