- Issues ambient air quality health alerts
- Issues industrial air contaminant permits
- Issues open burning permits
Conducts complaint and compliance
inspections for emissions to the ambient
or outside air; and perform ambient air monitoring for criteria pollutants
- The Centers of Excellence (COE) HIV specialty clinic requires a referral from the patient's primary care physician for an appointment.
TB risk assessment, testing
Free and confidential STD testing
Free and confidential HIV testing
and treatment referral
Community Health provides health promotion and education programs throughout Knox County, including:
(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
All others (adult and children) must be qualified through the Social Services Department
(215-5400). Proof of Income Required.
- Works to establish and ensure Public Health preparedness and effective response capability to infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, public health threats and other emergencies.
The Epidemiology Program provides valid and reliable data pertaining to the health status of the Knox County population; investigates infectious disease outbreaks and all notifiable diseases; and systematically collects, analyzes, interprets
and disseminates data on chronic diseases.
- Assists in providing immunization certificates for Tennessee residents for school entry
- Tracks childhood immunizations in Knox County
Provides these services for TennCare assigned children only:
- Well-child care
- Care for acute and chronic illnesses
(Closed for lunch 11 a.m. – noon)
- Dispenses medication for dental patients enrolled in KCHD's indigent care program, and Dispensary of Hope.
- Provides adult and childhood vaccines: Vaccines are free for Knox County children up to age 19. 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. Fee is required.
Determines eligibility for:
- Indigent care program for Knox County residents
- Adult tooth extraction for Knox County residents
Temporary Medicaid coverage for
Birth certificates for persons born
in Tennessee. Fee: short form $8,
long form $15
Death certificates for deaths in
Knox County. Fee: $7
The WIC program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and supplemental foods to eligible:
GYN Wellness Care (Annual Exams)
- Family planning
- Pregnancy testing
Cost of services based on income.
Proof of income required at visit.