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 integrated behavioral health and primary medical care. Offers special programs, including pharmacy services, women’s health services, alcohol and drug addiction services, as well as special services for the homeless. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, patients who have no insurance and offers its services on a sliding- scale fee based upon the patient’s household size and income. After-hours nursing line can help callers determine what type of care they may need if clinics are not open. Call 947-6220 to speak to a Registered Nurse. | Website »

Fifth Avenue: 525-2104

538 Fifth Avenue, 37917
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Center City: 544-0406

2018 Western Avenue, 37921
Office hours: Mon.-Fri.., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

East Knox: 522-6097

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

North Knoxville: 947-6220

Office hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Tues., 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and 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. | Website »

Knox County Health Department: 215-5000

140 Dameron Avenue, 37917
The Knox County Indigent Care Program provides primary medical care for Knox County residents who meet income guidelines. To apply for services, contact Cherokee Health Systems Social Services at 934-6730. You will be advised what to bring at that time. For information about case management, call 215-5400. | Website »

Birth and death certificates: 215-5100
Communicable Disease Clinic: 215-5370
Dental Care: 215-5110
Environmental Health: 215-5200
Immunizations/International Travel: 215-5070

Knoxville Area Project Access: 531-2766

Knoxville Academy of Medicine 115 Suburban Road, 37923
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 (via CoverRx application). Certified Healthcare Marketplace Navigators are available to assist those unable to obtain insurance or government- sponsored healthcare. Call for eligibility, application requirements, and appointments. | Website »

Veterans’ Affairs Knoxville Outpatient Clinic: 545-4592

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

Visiting Physicians

Some primary care physicians, or other professionals such as nurse practitioners (under a doctor’s supervision), will visit the home of a patient for routine medical care. Check your medical insurance provider to verify if this service is covered by your insurance and that the doctor/medical group is in your network. Local physician groups that will make house calls are listed below.

HouseCall Primary Care: 330-7425

220 West Jackson Ave., Suite 106, 37902 | Website »

SR. Medical Services: 599-0300

6716 Central Avenue Pike, Suite 8, 37912