Women Infant and Children (WIC): This program is offered to pregnant women and new Moms up to six months after delivery, breastfeeding Moms up to one year after delivery, infant and children under the age of five years who live in Tennessee and meet income and program eligibility and guidelines. This Program provides food instruments which can be used at local stores to purchase mil, cereal, juice, eggs, cheese, peanut butter, whole gran breads, dry beans, fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables, infant formula, baby food and infant cereal. WIC also offers breastfeeding guidance and support, healthy eating education, and referral for a variety of services. We are located at the Sevier County Health Department (719 Middle Creek Rd, Sevierville). Call for an appointment 865-453-1032. Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
DENTAL COVERAGE FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN age 21 and older do not currently receive a dental benefit from TennCare will receive, effective April 1st, 2022, diagnostic xrays and exams, preventive cleanings, topical fluoride treatments and caries arresting medicament, restorative (fillings), endodontics (1 root canal per member per eligibility period), scaling and root planning, full moth debridement, crowns (2 per member eligibility period), complete dentures, complete dentures, denture relines, tooth extractions, alveoloplasty, removal of lateral exostosis, removal of torus palatinus, removal of torus mandibularis an palliative treatments. Call the Health Department for your appointment at 865-453-1032
The Saint Mary's Mobile Clinic from Knoxville is offering FREE MEDICAL CHECK UPS, lab work, etc., at St. Mary Catholic Church (304 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738), every 4th Thursday of the month from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. You must call to set up an appointment at: 865-212-5570. For Appointment in Spanish 865-654-7685.
Mountain Hope/Good Shepherd Clinic Located at 312 Prince Street in Sevierville, offers quality primary medical and limited dental care for those who live or work in Sevier County, but have no medical insurance. To book an appointment, please call 865-774-7684. To learn more about Mountain Hope, visit them at www.mountainhope.org.
RURAL MEDICAL SERVICES, INC. “Better Care for a Better Life” They accept patients that have NO insurance, private insurance, TennCare, CoverKids and Cover TN and Medicare. They have bilingual staff. They provide all kind of services such as: Family practice, prenatal care and delivery, sick and well care for kids, birth control, behavioral health, laboratory testing, specialty referrals, immunizations, patient health education and outreach, after hours on-call physician, in patient care at hospital and substance abuse treatment. Visit them at www.ruralmedicalservices.org They have 5 Centers to call: Chestnut Hill Center 865-509-6611, Newport Center 423-623-1057, Parrottsville Center 423- 625-1170, Cosby Center 423-487-2222 and Grassy Fork Center 423-487-2249
RAM CLINICS (Remote Area Medical) Over the past 35 years, Remote Area Medical has provided free medical, dental, vision, and veterinary care to hundreds of thousands of people through the operation of pop-up clinics. RAM operates its clinics in communities large and small, both in the United States and abroad. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to capture our collective attention, RAM continues to prioritize the safety and health of patients, volunteers, and staff. Please be sure to check your specific clinic locations for important updates and announcements. https://www.ramusa.org/clinicschedule/ ALL CLINICS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
EAST TN 2-1-1 REFERRAL: Toll Free: 866-588-4211 or 865-215-4211. Referral services connecting individuals with vital community resources they need.
The Sevier County Health Department has a FREE Resource Guide listing assistance programs available to our community for different circumstances. Please go by and pick up one to use it the available resources. You can also contact Terry Aparicio for the Resource book at 865-654-7685.
Maryville Pregnancy Resource Center.
All our services are FREE OF CHARGE and CONFIDENTIAL. Mobile Unit located at the old Women’s Care Center at 800 Park Road, Sevierville. Our FREE on-site mobile medical unit offers confidential sexual health services for men and women from licensed medical professionals. If the door is open or if someone is outside the unit, walk on or text “Mobile Appointment” for the next available appointment to 865-409-0929, or call for an appointment. Ultrasounds Ultrasounds are performed to confirm a viable pregnancy through the detection of a heartbeat and to determine how far along the pregnancy is. Support Our relationship with you does not end with pregnancy testing or an ultrasound. We can refer you to local agencies who offer a variety of classes and support groups as well as individual guidance at no charge to you.
We provide STI Testing for Men & Women, pregnancy education, after abortion care, miscarriage support, parenting mentoring program, spiritual support, and the Bright Course classes.
Phone #: 865-977-8378
TennCare Medicaid. TennCare is the state of Tennessee’s Medicaid program. It provides healthcare to mostly low-income pregnant women, parents or caretakers of a minor child, children and individuals who are elderly or have a disability. To get Medicaid, you must meet the income and resource limits. You can apply anytime for TennCare. There are several different groups of people that may qualify. And, each group has different income limits. Some of the groups also have limits on how much you own-your "resources." These are things like bank accounts, cars, and land. The number of people who live in your household count too. Some of the groups TennCare Medicaid covers are:
Children under age 21
Women who are pregnant
Parents or caretakers of a minor child (The child must live with you and be a close relative.)
Individuals who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer
People who get an SSI check (Supplemental Security Income)
People who have gotten both an SSI check and a Social Security check in the same month at least once since April, 1977 AND who still get a Social Security check. To apply please visit: tenncareconnect.tn.gov
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNEESSEE: Provides services for individuals with epilepsy and their families; educate/teach the community about causes, myths, ways to prevent epilepsy, etc. Please contact: Pam Hugues 865-522-4991, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennessee Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Independent Living Program. We provide direct one-on-one in home training to individuals with significant vision loss. Our Rehabilitation Instructors teach individuals how to use adaptive techniques or adaptive equipment to continue or resume some of their daily living tasks regardless of their vision loss. We cannot assist with the purchase of prescription glasses or other treatments Please contact: Jennifer Brown | Rehabilitation Teacher Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired 520 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 301 Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 865-403-1557 Jennifer.Brown@tn.gov
Sevier County Lions Club is here to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs. From performing hands-on service projects to providing emergency assistance, our programs improve our communities and protect the environment. We are your neighbors and friends. We have the FREE Vision Clinics, as well as different projects to support organizations that take care of children and the elderly. If you are interested in becoming a Lion: Visit our web site: seviercountylions.wordpress,com Call us at 865-446-0757, email us at: SevierLions@gmail.com
Emory Valley Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has been serving children and adults with disabilities in the East Tennessee area for 65 years. We have the following FREE programs: Katie Beckett Program, Early Intervention, Early Learning Center, Community Integration, Family Support Program, Personal Assistance, Residential Programs, Workforce Development and Behavioral Health Center. Please contact us at: 865-483-4385 723 Emory Valley Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Regina Wilson (email@example.com.
The Sevier County Health Department Care Coordination and Home Visitation Program: CHANT services provide referrals and resources that impact pregnancy, child, and maternal health outcomes. Pregnant, postpartum adolescents and women, children under the age of 5, TennCare Kids and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs are all eligible. This voluntary program benefits the entire family. Our communication is via phone and mail and we have interpreter services available if needed. We welcome everyone eligible to participate in this personal, educational, and impactful program. Kristen Gentry is the Care Coordination Supervisor for Sevier county. To speak with her or make a referral, please call 865-453-1032 ext. 6222. CHANT@Knoxcounty.org
ARC OF TENNESSEE
3000 North Central, Knoxville, TN 37917
A family-based organization committed to securing for all people with mental retardation or other disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work, and play. They empower and support individuals and their families through advocacy and education services. They encourage and promote inclusion within communities across the state of individuals with mental retardation and other disabilities as they live, learn, work and play.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF EAST TENNESSEE, INC.
119 Dameron Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917
Provides social services to those in need, including but not limited to children’s emergency shelter, pregnancy services, therapeutic counseling, tuition evaluation for private schools, housing counseling, housing for seniors, budgeting, housing community for those with HIV/AIDS, housing for those with severe mental illnesses, immigrant services, group home services for male youth ages 12 and older, and more.
DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 120, Knoxville, TN 37915
(865) 637-6796 TTY (for deaf only)
Provides information and referral, peer support advocacy, and independent living skills training for persons with disabilities.
Breda Drive, Knoxville, TN
Provides equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, must be referred by an agency or physician.
TENNESSEE’S EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM (TEIS)
Tennessee's Early Intervention System is a (federally funded) voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with disabilities or developmental delays.
Serves all counties in the Smoky Region. To make a referral contact 1-800-852-7157.
TENNESSEE INFANT PARENT SERVICE (TIPS School)
2726 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920
TIPS is a statewide home-based program for the families of preschoolers having hearing loss, vision loss, multiple challenges, a diagnosed condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay. TIPS also provide a link between the child’s home-based program and childcare environment. Serving children ages birth through three.
SMILE ON 60+
A statewide program that provides oral care services and education to Tennessee’s low-income seniors who are 60 and over. Mountain Hope Good Shepherd is now serving Sevier County seniors.
Clients are expected to contribute a $25.00 facility fee per visit.
FREE BREAST PUMP:
Clients on Tenn-Care are eligible to receive a FREE electric double breast pump.
Request a prescription from your doctor. Go online to www.aeroflow.com. Call the number on the website. Request an electric double breast pump. They will mail it to you.
A Step Ahead Foundation is working with area providers to issue family planning at NO cost to families. Citizenship is not an issue for services. Their link is below for information.
Basically, women text to their number what they are needing. Someone will reach back out to them and schedule an appointment.
865-657-8372 English or Spanish to text
Annual check-up and pelvic exam. STI and pregnancy testing, if needed. Pap smear, if needed.
Removal of old birth control, if needed.
Client's choice of birth control (hormonal or nonhormonal IUD, implant, depo provera shot, or the pill);
Check-up visit 6 weeks after placement of IUD or Implant, if needed
Transportation to/from appointment(s)
Rural Medical Services have partnered with A Step Ahead. When calling or texting, please say or text that you are interested in the program and would like to schedule an appointment with Rural Medical Services. A Step Ahead will do the referral and the service will be completely FREE.
Rural Medical Services:
229 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821
A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee - Home (astepaheadeasttn.org)
A Step Ahead Foundation of EastTennessee
A Step Ahead East Tennessee is a Knoxville-based non-profit that offers free birth control and removes barriers to long-acting, reversible contraception like IUDs, the shot, and implants for effective, safe, and free birth control.•