Medical Information & Health Education

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 Association: 200-6668

Eastern TN Chapter
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite A-106, Knoxville, TN 37923
24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900
Provides free educational programs about Alzheimer’s. | Website »

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.: 544-6288

24/7 Helpline 1-800-259-4283
5801 Kingston Pike, 37919
Offering free information about brain health, Alzheimer’s and related dementias, warning signs, caregiver strategies, research, diagnosis and treatment options. | Website »

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. | Website »

American Diabetes Association: 1-888-342-2383

Advocacy, information and referral, research, and education for people affected by diabetes. | Website »

American Heart Association: 293-5100

4708 Papermill Drive, 37909
Information and materials on cardiovascular disease and stroke. | Website »

American Lung Association: 1-800-432-5864

One Vantage Way, Suite C 120, Nashville, 37228 Information about asthma, emphysema, TB, and other lung diseases; air quality, radon, and related issues; stop- smoking programs and self-help guide. | Website »

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. | Website »

Amputee Coalition: 524-8772

900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 290, 37915-2568
Outreach, education, advocacy, and empowerment of amputees. Amputee Coalition Resource Center is a comprehensive source of information for people with limb differences. | Website »

AMR – Rural/Metro: 573-5779

10140 Gallows point way, 37931
Public education and information on emergency first aid, CPR, and other health-related safety topics. | Website »

Anatomy Bequest Program: 1-901-448-5965

(Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 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. | Website »

Arthritis Foundation: 470-7909

209 10th Ave. South, Suite 123, Nashville, 37203 Free arthritis educational materials and information on exercise programs. Call (615) 806-8539. | Website 

Cancer Support Community–East Tennessee: 546-4661

2230 Sutherland Avenue, 37919
Healthy Lifestyle programs, exercise, yoga, and nutrition classes, for cancer patients and loved ones. Information, workshops, support groups, and relaxation programs. Free. | Website 

Covenant Health Presents: 541-4500

Monthly presentations on health topics for seniors. Karns Senior Center and Frank Strang Senior Center. Call for topics, dates, and to register. Program cost: $5; lunch available for those who register. | Website »

East TN Kidney Foundation: 288-7351

P.O. Box 22072, 37933
Offers monthly funding to qualifying individuals for dialysis transportation. Nutritional supplements for dialysis patients and a dental program for those whose last barrier to placement on the kidney transplant waiting list is dental clearance. Referrals through dialysis social workers. | Website »

Health Information Center: 305-9525

Preston Medical Library
University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway, 37920
Medical librarians help find information on disease, diagnosis, and treatments. Free; information can be mailed. | Website »

Humana Guidance Center: 329-8892

4438 Western Avenue, 37921
Offers Health & Wellness educational programs on a variety of topics including diabetes, congestive heart failure, COPD and brain health. You do not have to be a member to access the majority of classes. | Website »

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. | Website »

Knoxville Academy of Medicine: 531-2766

115 Suburban Road, 37923
Provides physician referrals and information regarding local physicians, including specialties. | Website »

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.: 1-877-865-8787

MidSouth Chapter
4004 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 216-B, Nashville, 37215 Telephone peer counseling, support groups, education, advocacy, and information and referral for those with lupus. | Website »

National Kidney Foundation: 1-800-444-8113

6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 204, Overland Park, KS, 66202 Provides information and education about chronic kidney disease and organ donation. | Website »

National Parkinson Foundation: 1-800-473-4636

200 S.E. 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 Provides information and referral on Parkinson’s Disease to patients, family, and professionals. Offers counseling, support group referrals, and education for those with Parkinson’s. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Website »

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. | Website »

Tennessee Donor Services: 588-1031

7015 Middlebrook Pike, 37909 Information on organ and tissue donation. | Website »

Tennova Healthcare: 647-5600

Health education about chronic diseases and cutting edge medical treatment. Also seminars about “Getting Your House in Order” to help organize medical history, estate and financial information, funeral plans and advance directives. | Website »

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Health Care Coordination: 305-6970

Offers “Matter of Balance” classes designed to manage falls and increase activity levels; “Live Well with Chronic Conditions” workshops for living a healthy life with chronic conditions; and “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” teaches life skills for living a full, healthy life with diabetes. Call for information, schedule of classes, and registration. | Website »

Healthy Living Kitchen: 305-5969

Cooking classes, grocery tours, and educational programs in a unique learning environment. Classes are located on the UTMC campus or may be requested at community locations. | Website »