The following organizations, as well as most Hospitals, provide individual and community education and information, support group referrals, and other assistance. Some have loan closets; see also Loan Closets.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.: 544-6288
5801 Kingston Pike, 37919
Information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias, diagnosis, and treatment. See sponsor message here.
American Cancer Society: 584-1668
871 N. Weisgarber Road, 37909
Support programs. Callers can talk to an oncology nurse and cancer information specialists. Phones answered 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
American Diabetes Association: 1-888-342-2383
211 Center Park Drive, Suite 3010, 37922
Advocacy, information and referral, research, and education for people affected by diabetes.
American Heart Association: 212-6500
4708 Papermill Drive, 37909
Information and materials on cardiovascular disease.
American Lung Association of TN: 1-800-432-5864
One Vantage Way, Suite B 130, Nashville, 37228
Information about asthma, emphysema, TB, and other lung diseases; air quality, radon, and related issues; and stop-smoking programs and self-help guide.
American Stroke Association: 1-888-478-7653
Division of American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231
Information about strokes and support services for stroke survivors and their families and friends.
Amputee Coalition: 524-8772
900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 205, 37915-2568
Outreach, education, advocacy, and empowerment of amputees.
Amputee Coalition Resource Center is a comprehensive source of information for people with limb differences.
Anatomy Bequest Program: 1-901-448-5965
(Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Central Time)
24-hour number for off hours: 1-901-448-2640
855 Monroe Avenue, UT Center for Health Sciences, Memphis, 38163
Information on body donation.
Arthritis Foundation: 470-7909
6504 Deane Hill Drive, Suite C, 37919
Free educational materials on arthritis. Call for local Arthritis Foundation exercise programs.
Cancer Support Community – East Tennessee: 546-4661
Rachael Young Center, 2230 Sutherland Avenue, 37919
Healthy Lifestyle programs, exercise, yoga, and nutrition classes, for cancer patients and their loved ones. Information, workshops, support groups, and relaxation programs. Free.
Consumer & Patient Health Information Service: 305-9525
Preston Medical Library,
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway, 37920
Medical librarians help find information on disease, diagnosis, and treatments. Free service; information can be mailed.
Knox County Health Department: 215-5170
140 Dameron Avenue, 37917
Health education on tobacco, fall and injury prevention, diabetes, minority health issues, and nutrition. Health and wellness promotion. Speakers available.
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Knoxville Academy of Medicine: 531-2766
115 Suburban Road, 37923
Provides physician referrals and information regarding local physicians, including specialties, and whether they are accepting new patients.
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.: 1-877-865-8787
4004 Hillsboro Road, Suite 216-B, Nashville, 37215
Telephone peer counseling, support groups, education, advocacy, and information and referral for those with lupus.
National Kidney Foundation: 1-800-444-8113
2911 Tazewell Pike, Suite 108, 37918 (mailing)
Provides information and education about chronic kidney disease and organ donation.
National Parkinson Foundation: 1-800-473-4636
1501 Northwest 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Provides information and referral on Parkinson’s Disease to patients, family members, and professionals. Offers counseling, local support group referrals, and education for those with Parkinson’s. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Positively Living: 525-1540
1501 E. Fifth Avenue, 37917
For persons with HIV/AIDS: case management, support groups, housing assistance, HOPWA assistance, individual and group therapy.
10140 Gallows Point Way, 37931
Public education and information on emergency first aid, CPR, and other health-related safety topics. See sponsor message here.
Tennessee Donor Services: 588-1031
7015 Middlebrook Pike, 37909
Information on organ and tissue donation.