Knox County Tennessee

Knox County Health Department Strategic Plan Summary


  • Every Person a Healthy Person


  • To encourage, promote and support the development of an active, healthy community through innovative public health practices

Core Values

  • Responsiveness and commitment to our community
  • Accountability and integrity in our operation
  • Excellence through evidence-based and innovative practices
  • Leading by example

Strategic Priorities

  • Continually assure that the Knox County Health Department infrastructure empowers us to be at the forefront of public health
  • Build communitywide understanding and value for public health
  • Respond effectively to our community's public health issues
  • Facilitate a community approach to better health

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.