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TENNderCARE Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program

TENNderCARE provides checkups and health care services for children who have TennCare. These services make sure babies, children, teens and young adults receive the health care they need.

Good health begins at birth, so it's important to Check In, Check Up and Check Back.
For more information, click here.

When was the last time your child had a well child checkup?

If you answered kindergarten, then we have something to share with you. Parents are not always aware that their child should have yearly well child screenings or checkups. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that adolescents and teens receive a yearly physical from their primary doctor. Well-child care is a chance to raise questions and concerns about your child’s development, behavior or general well-being. Usually these questions are harder to discuss during a sick visit. So, go ahead and schedule that next checkup. For a complete schedule of well-child screenings, click here.

How Do We Get the Word Out?

TENNderCARE conducts outreach in Knox County through a variety of venues:

  • Home visits to TennCare eligible children
  • Health fairs in the community, schools and churches
  • Training for parents/guardians and community partners
  • Puppet shows in preschool learning centers
  • A partnership with the Empty Stocking Fund
  • Health information packets distributed at Kindergarten Round-Up
  • Healthy Habits (hands-on learning stations) at recreation centers
  • Participation in the Let’s Move Knoxville event and Healthy Kids Rock event

Every year, the TENNderCARE program hosts events targeting teens and adolescents including Child Health Week (CHW) and a teen health conference. The program works closely with community partners to plan and implement activities.

The Talkin’ Bout Health100 teen conference is a half-day of interactive sessions for middle and high school students. The primary goal of the conference is to get teens involved in making wise decisions that will improve their health and future. For more information about the 2014 TBH100 event, click here.

Please check back for more information about this year's CHW, which will take place October 6 – 10, 2014.

Community Partners

  • Healthcare/medical providers
  • Daycares and Head Start
  • Schools
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Social services agencies for children and youth
  • Faith Based organizations

Contact phone and email:

Charlayne Frazier
TENNderCARE Program
Community Assessment & Health Promotion
Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

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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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