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Service Guide A to Z

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

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

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

Community Health: 865-215-5170

Health promotion and education programs throughout Knox County, including:

  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Car Seat Program
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Epidemiology Program
  • Health Equity Promotion
  • Healthy Weight
  • Senior Fall Prevention
  • TENNdercare Childhood Medical Screening
  • Tobacco Use Prevention & Control
  • Violence Prevention
  • Worksite Wellness
  • Youth Health Board

Dental Clinic: 865-215-5110

(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Qualifications for clinical services:

  • Knox County TennCare Dental Insurance recipients (up to age 21) may call to schedule appointments.
  • All others (adult and children) must be qualified through the Social Services Department
    (865-215-5400). Proof of Income Required.

Diabetes Management: 865-215-5170

  • Diabetes guide & meal planner
  • Diabetes management classes

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.

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)

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.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities: 865-215-5170

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

Helpful Links

  • Links to state and federal resources, nonprofits and other organizations

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

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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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

Social Services: 865-215-5400

Determines eligibility for:

  • Conducts eligibility determinations for the Knox County Indigent Care Program, Dental Program and temporary Medicaid coverage for pregnant women

Travel/Immunization Clinic: 865-215-5071

  • 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
  • Fee is required

Vital Records: 865-215-5100

  • Birth certificates for persons born in Tennessee. Fee: short form $8, long form $15
  • Death certificates for deaths in Knox County. Fee: $7

WIC Clinic: 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

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

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

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

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

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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