Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Call to make an appointment at (865) 215-5016 or visit the website for more information Knox County WIC.
Parents as Teachers
Parents as teachers, a Knox County Health Department program, a free home-based parent education and family support program that provides information, activities and encouragement to families until their child enters Kindergarten. Call (865) 594-1159 for more information or visit the Parents as Teachers website.
Catholic Charities Pregnancy & Adoption Services
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee has three programs with various locations throughout East Tennessee: The Pregnancy Help Center, Adoption Services and Project Rachel. Visit those sites for more information or call (865) 524-9896.
Healthy Families of East Tennessee
A service of the Helen Ross McNabb Center, Inc., HFET serves first-time parents in Knox, Blount, Sevier, Loudon and Jefferson Counties. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call a Family Assessment worker at (865) 637-9711 ext 1275 or visit the Healthy Families of East Tennessee website.
The CHANT ( Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee ) program provides free and voluntary care coordination services to TennCare eligible and TennCare enrolled pregnant women and children and youth less than 21 years old, including those with special healthcare needs. For more information about CHANT, please contanct CHANT@knoxcounty.org or call 865-215-5190.
Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.
Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.