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A service of the Knoxville-Knox County Office on Aging.
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Medical Care

The following clinics and health centers offer medical care especially for seniors or low-income persons. The directory does not list individual practitioners. For a list of geriatric medicine doctors and those who accept Medicare assignment, see physician referral lines under Hospitals and Knoxville Academy of Medicine. For information about Medicare, TennCare, and other insurance, see Medical Insurance & Financing and Action Guide.

Cherokee Health Systems

Provides access to health care to anyone in the community: insured, underinsured, and uninsured. Sliding scale fee. Medical care, behavioral health, and preventive health are blended into a holistic approach.  |  Website »

Fifth Avenue: 525-2104

538 Fifth Avenue, 37917
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Appointments and walk-ins accepted.

Center City: 544-0406

2018 Western Avenue, 37921
Office hours: Mon.-Thur., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pharmacy hours: same as office hours, except that Mon.-Fri., it opens at 8:30 a.m.

East Knox: 522-6097

2202 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 37915
Office hours: Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Interfaith Health Clinic: 546-7330

315 Gill Avenue, 37917
Primary health care for people with income but no health insurance. Sliding scale fee.

Knox County Health Department: 215-5000

140 Dameron Avenue, 37917
Primary medical care for Knox County residents who meet income guidelines. Apply at Health Department Social Services or Cherokee Health Systems. Bring photo ID, proof of residency, and proof of income (last 30 days). For information and clinic hours, call 215-5400.  |  Website »

Other services: TB clinic, communicable disease control, consultation on environmental conditions, and the following:

Birth and death certificates: 215-5100

Dental Care: 215-5110

Immunizations: 215-5070

Preventive Health/International Travel: 215-5070

Social Services (eligibility): 215-5400

Knoxville Area Project Access: 531-2766

Knoxville Academy of Medicine

115 Suburban Road, 37923
Not a clinic but a network of physicians, hospitals, and health-care clinics that provide primary and specialty care, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, mental health services, and prescription drug assistance. Assists those unable to obtain insurance or government-sponsored healthcare. Call for eligibility and application requirements.  |  Website »

Veterans’ Affairs Knoxville Outpatient Clinic: 545-4592

8033 Ray Mears Boulevard, 37919
Medical and psychiatric treatment, counseling, and medications for veterans.  |  Website »

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2247 Western Avenue
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950
The Office on Aging is a service of the Knoxville-Knox County Action Committee