Knox County Tennessee

Centers of Excellence

The Centers of Excellence (COE) specialty clinic requires a referral from the patient's primary care physician (PCP). Patients are seen by an infectious diseases specialist who can provide care specific to HIV infection.

Currently, the COE Clinic operates by appointment.

The COE Clinic serves adult (18 years and older) residents in Knox County and the East Tennessee Region (16 counties that surround Knox County) who are on TennCare, Knox County Indigent Care Program or are Ryan White eligible. Those with private insurance and Medicare may qualify through the Ryan White income guidelines.

Additionally, a registered dietician provides nutritional counseling if needed. Pharmaceutical counseling is also provided, if needed.

Finally, medical care managers are available within the clinic to link patients to other services.

Contact Information  

  • Communicable Disease Clinic: (865) 215-5370
  • Centers of Excellence: (865) 215-5080

Some clinical services require a fee which may be based on income, diagnosis and/or eligibility. Payment is due at the time of service. KCHD may bill insurers based on coverage. Proof of income and insurance may be required. No one will be denied service because they cannot pay. Please ask our staff for more information.

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.