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Pharmacy

Knox County Health Department Pharmacy primarily provides prescription services for certain patients enrolled in the indigent care program, dental program and KCHD programs.  Patients seeking eligibility for the indigent care or dental program must be evaluated through the Knox County Health Department Social Services department in order to qualify. 

The Health Department Pharmacy operates as a “closed shop” pharmacy. A “closed shop” pharmacy generally does not provide prescription services to the entire population but to a specific group of people by way of screening and enrollment.  The pharmacy operates to provide short term medication assistance and helps to refer people to long term resources that may be available from other sources.

The pharmacy is not a provider for any insurance company including TennCare.  Therefore, the pharmacy cannot process prescriptions with insurance coverage.  The pharmacy does not charge the enrollee for medications provided through the indigent care, dental or KCHD programs.  Patients obtaining medication from the pharmacy provided by other programs or agencies not listed above may have fees involved.  These fees are set by the agency or program sponsor, not the Health Department Pharmacy.

In addition to dispensing medication and counseling, our pharmacist and staff are actively involved in emergency response and training for bio-terrorism events, disease outbreak, and mass immunization projects in the Knoxville-Knox County region.

Pharmacy Director:

John D. Duncan, Pharm.D

 

Pharmacy Contact Information

215-5141

215-5143 (fax)


Hours of Operation:

Open

Closed for Lunch daily

 

Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We are closed on weekends and Knox County Holidays

Emergency Hotline: Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

Other Useful Resources

CAC

Office on Aging

524-2786

AMOS Program

A ffordable M edication O ptions for S eniors

524-2786

TennCare

 

1-866-311-4287

CoverRX

 

1-800-268-8386

Medicare

 

1-800-633-4227

NeedyMeds

(Free help with Pharmaceutical Company Drug Assistance Programs)

www.needymeds.com

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All health department clinics open at 12:30 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(daily for lunch)

All health department clinics open at 12:30 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All health department clinics open at 12:30 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

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