LWC Campus Nurse

Director of Health Services

Kay Gaines

Tamara Coots

The Director of Health Services is responsible for serving as the campus nurse, wellness educator and leading Lindsey Wilson College's Covid-19 compliance. The nurses station is located in the Blue Raider Sports Medicine office, which is in the basement of Phillips Hall. The office is open to all students, faculty and staff for the purpose of consultation, administering prescribed medication (e.g., allergy shots), and providing overall health information, general minor treatments and referrals.

Tamara is a 2013 graduate of the Lindsey Wilson College nursing program. Post-graduation, she served as a nurse in several clinical settings, for the last eight years at Adair Family Medical Center as the Care Coordinator. Tamara has also worked as a Clinical Instructor for the LWC nursing program.

Contact Information

Tamara Coots, Registered Nurse
Phone: 270-384-8138
E-mail: cootst@lindsey.edu

Nurse's Hours

Closed daily from
12 Noon to 1 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Lindsey Wilson College offers TytoCare telehealth services on campus to all students, faculty, and staff provided by Cumberland Family Medical Center. Inc. TytoCare uses medical equipment to perform a physical examination during the telehealth appointment by a remote medical provider. To schedule, please contact Tamara Coots, RN.

On campus lab testing available:

  • Influenza
  • COVID-19
  • Strep
  • Mono
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Laboratory blood, urine, cultures, and STI tests
If you need medical attention after school hours, First Choice Immediate Care is open daily from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. CST. They are located at 197 Will Walker Rd, Columbia, Ky. 42728 and walk-ins are accepted. If you would like a telehealth appointment, you can contact them at 270-384-9981 to schedule. If you are experiencing a physical or mental emergency, call 911 immediately.