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Medical Information

The following organizations, as well as most Hospitals (pages 101-103), 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
1545 Western Avenue, Suite 110 A, 37921
24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900
Provides free educational programs about Alzheimer’s, including basics, caregiver tips, warning signs, risk factors, and updated research; offers support groups for caregivers.  |  Website »

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.: 544-6288

5801 Kingston Pike, 37919
Information about brain health, Alzheimer’s and related dementias, diagnosis and treatment for caregivers and others.  |  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

4660 Old Broadway Street, 37918
Advocacy, information and referral, research, and education for people affected by diabetes.  |  Website »

American Heart Association: 212-6500

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

American Lung Association: 1-800-432-5864

One Vantage Way, Suite D 220, 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 Ave, Suite 390, Knoxville, TN 37915
Outreach, education, advocacy, and empowerment of amputees.
Amputee Coalition Resource Center is a comprehensive source of information for people with limb differences.  |  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

6504 Deane Hill Drive, Suite C, 37919
Free educational materials on arthritis. Call for local Arthritis Foundation exercise programs.  |  Website »

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 loved ones. Information, workshops, support groups, and relaxation programs. Free.  |  Website »

Health Information Center: 305-9525

Preston Medical Library,
University of Tennessee Medical Services
1924 Alcoa Highway, 37920
Medical librarians help find information on disease, diagnosis, and treatments. Free; information can be mailed.  |  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, and whether they accept new patients.  |  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 »

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 »

Tennessee Donor Services: 588-1031

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

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