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
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 »