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Service Guide A to Z


Academic Health Department: 865-215-5310

The Knox County Health Department is formally affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Department of Public Health as Tennessee’s first Academic Health Department. Student experiences at the health department range from a basic introduction to public health or volunteering, to more discipline-specific and hands-on internships, clinical rotations, class projects, or research.

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Air Quality Management: 865-215-5900

  • Ambient air quality health alerts
  • Industrial air contaminant permits
  • Open burning permits
  • Complaint & compliance inspections for emissions to the ambient or outside air
  • Ambient air monitoring for criteria pollutants
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Centers of Excellence: 865-215-5080

  • HIV & AIDS case management
  • HIV & AIDS medical care, nutritional & pharmaceutical counseling
  • Requires a referral from the patient's primary care physician for an appointment
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Communicable Disease Clinic (CDC): 865-215-5370

  • Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment, testing & treatment
  • Confidential sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing & treatment
  • Confidential HIV testing & treatment referral
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Community Health: 865-215-5170

Health promotion and education programs throughout Knox County, including:

  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Epidemiology Program
  • Health Equity Promotion
  • Healthy Weight
  • Senior Fall Prevention
  • TennCare Kids Childhood Medical Screening
  • Tobacco Use Prevention & Control
  • Violence Prevention
  • Worksite Wellness
  • Youth Health Board
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Community Health Assessment: 865-215-5095

The Knox County Health Department’s 2014-2015 Community Health Assessment outlines the priority health issues for Knox County. The assessment is the culmination of more than one and a half years of data collection and evaluation by our epidemiology staff, a formal process based on a national model to improve community health.

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Dental Clinic: 865-215-5110

The Dental Clinic, located on the second floor of the main health department, provides emergency care and routine dental services to qualified Knox County residents. The dental clinic is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Emergency Preparedness: 865-215-5093

  • Works to establish and ensure Public Health preparedness and effective response capability to infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, public health threats and other emergencies.
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Environmental Health: 865-215-5200

  • Groundwater protection
  • Subsurface sewage disposal system (SSDS) permits and certificate of completion (septic tanks)
  • Mosquito control
  • Restaurant inspections
  • Food Handlers training, English and Spanish (Halubridad en Restaurantes En Español)
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Epidemiology & Data: 865-215-5093

  • Provides valid and reliable data pertaining to the health status of the Knox County population
  • Investigates infectious disease outbreaks and all notifiable diseases
  • Systematically collects, analyzes, interprets and disseminates data on chronic disease.
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Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities: 865-215-5170

  • A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting community action to prevent childhood obesity
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Helpful Links

  • Links to state and federal resources, nonprofits and other organizations
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Immunization Program: 865-215-5150

  • Assists in providing immunization certificates for Tennessee residents for school entry
  • Tracks childhood immunizations in Knox County
  • To get vaccines, see the Travel and Immunization Clinic section
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Pediatric Clinic 865-934-6100

The Knox County Health Department has partnered with Cherokee Health Systems to provide pediatric primary care medical services. All patients seeking pediatric care services should go to Cherokee Health Services Pediatrics, located on the first floor of the main health department location, 140 Dameron Ave. Services include well child-care, immunizations, and care for acute and chronic illnesses.

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Privacy Notice

  • Describes how medical information about you may be disclosed and how you can get access to this information
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Report a Public Health Emergency: 865-215-5093

  • To report a PUBLIC HEALTH emergency, call 215-5093, day or night, seven days a week

Rules & Regulations: 865- 215-5200

  • Regarding food service establishments, hotels, public swimming pools, TDA rules, groundwater and more
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Strong Baby Project

  • It’s time more babies become Strong Babies
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Social Services: 865-215-5400

  • Provides case management services for those enrolled in the Knox County Indigent Care Program and temporary Medicaid coverage for pregnant women.
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Travel/Immunization Clinic: 865-215-5070

  • Provides adult and childhood vaccines.
  • Recommended adults vaccinations such as flu, Hepatitis A and B, and tetanus-diphtheria have a fee
  • Travel Immunizations for persons traveling outside of the United States.
  • By appointment only
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Vital Records: 865-215-5101

  • Birth certificates for persons born in Tennessee
  • Death certificates for deaths that occurred in Knox County
  • Fee is $15
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WIC Program: 865-215-5030

The WIC program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and supplemental foods to eligible:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women up to 1 year postpartum
  • Non-breastfeeding women up to 6 months postpartum
  • Infants
  • Children up to age 5
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Women's Health Clinic: 865-215-5320

GYN Wellness Care (Annual Exams)

  • GYN Wellness Care (Annual Exams)
  • Family planning
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Cost of services based on income
  • Proof of income required at visit
  • By appointment only
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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

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

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, Clinics open at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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