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 medical, lab, pharmacy, women’s health, alcohol and substance abuse services, including MAT. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. For patients who have no insurance, offers services on a sliding-scale fee based upon the patient’s household size and income.
Fifth Avenue: 525-2104
538 Fifth Avenue, 37917
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 am-5 pm
Center City: 544-0406
2018 Western Avenue, 37921
Office hours: Mon.-Fri.., 8 am-8 pm; Sat., 8 am-4 pm.
East Knox: 522-6097
2202 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 37915
Office hours: Mon.- Fri., 8 am-5 pm.
North Knoxville: 947-6220
7714 Connor Rd., Suite 105, Powell, 37849
Office hours: Mon., 7:30 am-6 pm, Tues., 7:30 am-7 pm, Wed., 7:30 am-6 pm, Thurs. 7:30 am-5:30 pm, and Fri., . .
8 am-5 pm.
Interfaith Health Clinic: 546-7330
315 Gill Avenue, 37917
Primary health, mental health, and dental care for people with income but no health insurance. Sliding scale fee. Call to verify your eligibility for services. Clinic hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 am – 5 pm. Appointments required. Call for information on walk-in appointments.
Knox County Health Department: 215-5300
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.
- Birth and death certificates: 215-5100
- Communicable Disease Clinic: 215-5370
- Dental Care: 215-5110
- Environmental Health: 215-5200
- Immunizations/International Travel: 215-5070
- Women’s Health Clinic: 215-5320
Knoxville Area Project Access: 531-2766
Knoxville Academy of Medicine 115 Suburban Road, 37923
KAPA coordinates donated medical and social services to the low income, uninsured in East Tennessee. It coordinates within 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 (via CoverRx application). Certified Application Counselors for the Healthcare Marketplace are available to assist those unable to obtain insurance or government-sponsored healthcare. Call for eligibility, application requirements, and appointments.
Positively Living & Choice Health Network: 525-1540
1925 Ailor Avenue, 37921
Provides disease testing, treatment, and prevention for people living with HIV/AIDS and those who would like to be tested.
Veterans’ Affairs Knoxville Outpatient Clinic: 545-4592
8033 Ray Mears Boulevard, 37919
Medical and mental health services for veterans. Veterans’ Crisis Helpline is available 24 hours/day at 1-800-273-8255.
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
9325 S. Northshore Dr., 37922
SR. Medical Services: 599-0300
6908 Hospitality Circle, 37909