Knox County Tennessee

Emergency Preparedness Division - Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering with Knox County Health Department (KCHD)?  People interested in volunteering can join the Knox County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Volunteers with various backgrounds (medical and non-medical) may be needed to help during emergencies. KCHD volunteers may be asked to respond to a natural disaster, a large-scale disease outbreak, or man-made disaster. Depending on the type of emergency, volunteers may be tasked to perform different jobs. Again, some job functions require a medical background and some job functions do not.

During an event when volunteers are required to support public health functions, MRC Volunteers will be notified by our Volunteer Mobilizer, which is an alerting system that can be used to notify pre-registered volunteers of an event. A call for volunteers also may be made through the media (TV, radio, and newspaper). Directions on where to report for work assignments will be provided via the Volunteer Mobilizer and/or media outlets.  Once volunteers reach their assignment, they will receive “Just-In-Time” training for a specific task.

If you are interested in being a KCHD Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer when called upon, please register at:  After registering, you will receive a notification that you have been approved as a MRC Volunteer. Periodically, you will receive test alerts of the system. KCHD also will offer MRC members newsletters, updates, and training opportunities.

Staff in the Knox County Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness Division can be reached at 865-215-5093 or

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
*Some clinics have extended hours. Please check the clinic's webpage for their respective hours.

Please Note:

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 a.m. (Main location), and 10:30 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays:
  • October 18, 2023
  • January 17, 2024
  • April 17,2024
  • July 17, 2024

*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Clinics will also open at 10 a.m. (Main location), and 10:30 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays:
  • January 18
  • April 19
  • July 19
  • September 20

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