Knox County Tennessee

Clinical Health

Adult/Pediatric Primary Care Service

Cherokee Health Systems has moved, visit them at their new location, 2240 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 103, Knoxville, TN 37919. More

Centers of Excellence (COE)

The COE serves adult residents (18 years and up) in Knox County and the 16 surrounding counties who are on TennCare, the Knox County Indigent Care Program, or who are Ryan White Eligible. Services include health assessment, medical care related to HIV and AIDS, and nutritional and pharmaceutical counseling. More

CHANT Coordinated Care

The CHANT (Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee ) program provides free and voluntary care coordination services to TennCare eligible and TennCare enrolled pregnant women and children and youth less than 21 years old, including those with special healthcare needs. More

Clinic Locations and Directions

Knox County Health Department has three locations: main clinic and West. More

Communicable Disease Clinic

The Communicable Disease Program focuses on identifying and treating sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS. More

Dental Services

Our clinical office, 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 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. More


We provide immunization certificates and routine child immunizations based on the National Immunization Schedule recommended by the CDC. We also provide the recommended immunizations for adults, including those needed for international travel. More.

Preventive Health Services

KCHD provides the following preventative health services (all services may not be provided at all locations):

  • Immunizations
  • STD/HIV Screenings
  • TB Testing
  • Family Planning
  • Lice and Scabies Checks
  • Newborn Screening Tests


School Dental Program

The program offers free preventive dental services to children in grades K-8 in the school setting. Services include oral health education, oral exams and screenings, referrals for care, follow up of immediate need, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish application, if needed.  More

TennCare Kids (EPSDT) Program

The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is designed for the care of children from birth to young adulthood. Through the TennCare Kids Program, children on TennCare from birth until the age of 21 are able to receive the health care they need. The goal of the program is to increase the number of children in Tennessee who receive preventative health screenings.

WIC - Women, Infant and Children Program

The WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to low-income persons who are also nutritionally at risk. The target population for WIC includes pregnant women, breastfeeding women up to one year postpartum, non-breastfeeding women up to six months postpartum, infants, and children up to age five. More

Women’s Health

The Women's Health Clinic provides family planning, pregnancy testing, GYN wellness care (annual exams), and breast and cervical cancer screening, education and referrals (for those who meet program guidelines). More

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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.