Resource List

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Physical Health

Birchwood Health Center
5625 Hwy 60
Birchwood, TN 37308
(423) 961-0446

Chattanooga Cares – HIV care only
1000 E 3rd St., Suite 300
Chattanooga, TN  37403
(423) 265-2273

Cleveland Family Healthcare Center
1420 Fritz St.  SE
Cleveland, TN  37323
(423) 478-1970

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center
1200 Dodson Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 778-2800

Erlanger Health System
Financial & Charity Assistance
Shemeca Ray or Stacey Mobley
(423) 778-4764

Family Health Clinic
921 E. Third Street
Chattanooga, TN  37403
(423) 209-8050

Good Faith Clinic
18 Congress Parkway S
Athens, TN  37303
(423) 745-4541

Homeless Healthcare Center
730 E. 11th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37401
(423) 265-5708

LifeSpring Community Health Center
2507 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-4846

Lone Oak Health Services
1278 US 127
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
(423) 886-4040

Meigs County Primary Care Center
305 River Rd.
Decatur, TN  37322
(423) 334-4154

CHI Memorial Community Health Hixson
3905 Hixson Pike, Ste. 103
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 756-1506

Memorial Westside Health Center
1200 Grove St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 634-0225

Memorial Westside Health Center
1200 Grove St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 634-0225

Ooltewah Clinic
5520 High St.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-4269

Rhea County Primary Care Center
8850 Rhea County Hwy
Dayton, TN  37321
(423) 775-1160

St. Luke, The Physician, Interfaith Clinic
107 E. 10th St.
South Pittsburg, TN  37380
(423) 228-3077
Sequoyah Health Center
9527 W.  Ridge Trail Rd.
Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 842-3031

Southside Community Health Center
100 E 37th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37410
(423) 778-2700

Spring City Walk-In Medical Center
126 Lavender St.
Spring City, TN 37381
(423) 452-9984

Third Street Health Clinic
921 East 3rd St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 209-8000

Volunteers in Medicine - Chattanooga
5705 Marlin Rd., Suite 1400
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 855-8220

Mental Health

Behavioral Health Safety Net of Tennessee

Helen Ross McNabb Mental Health Center  (Formerly Fortwood Mental Health Center)
Adults:        601 Cumberland St.
                  Chattanooga, TN 37404
Children:     6055 Shallowford Road
                  Chattanooga, TN  37421
                  (423) 266-6751
                  (423) 634-8995 ** Call Crisis Center through Johnson Mental Health

Volunteer Behavioral Health
1-877-567-6051*    First time appointment & information
1-800-704-2651 or  1-888-242-1340 ** Call Crisis Center for immediate attention

Dental Care

Chattanooga State
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 697-4444

Hamilton County Health Department
(Pediatric Care Only)
921 E 3rd St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 209-8010


Physical Health
Free Clinic of Rome
101-B John Maddox Dr. NW
Rome, GA  30161
(706) 234-1331

Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
175 Samaritan Dr.
Jasper, GA 30143
(706) 253-4673

North Georgia Healthcare Center
6120 Alabama Hwy
Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 935-6442

Primary Healthcare Center of Rossville
1430 Suggs St.
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-5520

Primary Healthcare Center of Trenton
13570 N.  Main St.
Trenton, GA 30752
(706) 657-7575

Whitfield County Health Department
800 Professional Blvd.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 279-9600

Mental Health

GA Crisis Access Line


Cover Tennessee
Cover Tennessee offers affordable health insurance and prescription drug programs, Cover TN,
Cover Kids, Cover Rx, and Access TN,to uninsured Tennesseans who meet the requirements..

Georgia Medicaid
Georgia Medicaid offers health care services to individuals with limited income and resources.  
(404) 656-4507

TennCare Health
TennCare is Tennessee’s state Medicaid health care program.  Individuals in the following
groups generally qualify for TennCare: children, pregnant women, parents under certain
conditions, SSI beneficiaries, nursing home residents, and individuals receiving long-term care in
their homes.  Income and resource limits apply.


Drug Companies






Food City
This plan covers hundreds of commonly prescribed generic drugs. The cost is $4.00, $9.99 or $15.00  for a 30-day supply,  depending upon the drug.
There is a one time sign-up fee of $10.00 per family which is refunded in the form of a coupon for purchase in store.

Costco Member Prescription Program
This program, which is free for Costco members who pay a $55 annual fee, provides discounts on prescription medications.  Discounts can only be applied to
medications not covered by insurance.

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club
This program provides discounts off the cash price of thousands of  brand-name and generic medications.  The cost is $20.00 individual or $35.00 per family annually.  Members of
federal or state health care programs are ineligible

Walmart and $4 Prescription Program
This program offers a 30-day supply of medications for $4 and a 90-day supply for $10.  This program is open to everyone.

* The covered drugs change frequently.  Please contact your local pharmacy for an updated list.

National Programs

Needy Meds
Needy Meds provides information about patient assistance programs that provide no cost prescription medications to eligible participants.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This program helps patients lacking prescription drug coverage obtain the medications they need through patient assistance programs.  

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program
This program provides financial support to insured patients who meet the financial and medical requirements.  

Patient Services, Inc.
This foundation helps chronically ill patients with limited finances to pay their insurance premiums and co-payments.  

Rx Assist
Rx Assist is a database of patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies that provide free medications for those who cannot afford their prescription medications.

Rx Outreach
Rx Outreach is a patient assistance program that offers more than 400 mail order medications at discounted prices.  Eligibility is based on income.

Together Rx Access
This free card provides savings on prescription drugs to those who meet the income requirements and do not have access to prescription drug coverage.

Tennessee Programs

Cover Rx
Cover Rx is a statewide pharmacy assistance program that is designed to assist those who have no pharmacy coverage but have a critical need for medication.

Tennessee Drug Card
Tennessee Drug Card is a prescription assistance program available at no cost to residents of Tennessee.  This free card allows subscribers to save up to 75% off the cost of      
prescription medications at over 56,000 pharmacies.

Cost Saving Tip

Pill Splitting
Pharmacies usually charge the same amount for a particular drug regardless of the dose purchased.  Ask your doctor if this cost saving tip is right for you.


AIM Center
The AIM Center offers a rehabilitation program for adults with psychiatric disabilities.  The services provided include safe, affordable housing, educational classes, and employment

472 W ML King Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 624-4800

CADAS is an alcohol and drug treatment center that provides rehabilitation services including shelter and housing.

207 Spears Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 756-7644

CARTA Care-A-Van
Care-A-Van is a transportation service for those with disabilities.

1617 Wilcox Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 629-1473

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc.
Catholic Charities is committed to helping poor and vulnerable east Tennesseans.

859 McCallie Ave.  
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 267-1297

Chattanooga Rescue Mission
The mission offers emergency shelter and food for the homeless.
1512 S. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN  37404
(423) 756-3126

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise’s Homeownership Center helps families to avoid foreclosure and retain ownership of their homes.
1500 Chestnut Street, Ste. 102
Chattanooga, TN 37408

Community Kitchen
The Community Kitchen helps individuals in need with shelter, food, and furniture.
727 E 11th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 756-4222

Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services is responsible for administering numerous services throughout Tennessee, including Families First, the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy   
Families (TANF) program, Food Stamps, Medicaid/TennCare, Child Support, Child Care Licensing, Child Care Assistance, Adult Protective Services, and Rehabilitation Services.
5600 Brainerd Road. Ste. 602A
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 634-6200

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga
Family Promise provides needy families with temporary evening lodging, meals, transportation, and assistance finding work, training, education, housing, counseling, and supportive services.
1184 Baldwin St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 756-3891

Hamilton County Community Assistance Program
They offer temporary help with rent/mortgages, utilities, food, prescriptions, and referrals to social services in times of emergency to residents of Hamilton County.
Hamilton County Health Department
921 E. Third Street    
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 209-8374

Harvest Outreach Center
Harvest Outreach Center provides food for the elderly and hospice patients who are in need.
207 E. Morris St.
Dalton, GA  30721
(706) 280-0883

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program
This organization helps people with limited finances who are at risk of losing their homes due to current economic conditions by offering assistance with rent and utility payments.
600 N Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN  37404
(423) 710-1501

Hope for the Inner City
They serve the community by first providing assistance to meet basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter, and then guiding individuals to become self-sufficient.

1800 Roanoke Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 698-3178

Ladies of Charity
Ladies of Charity offers help with food and other basic necessities.

2821 Rossville Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37407
(423) 624-3222

Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Legal Aid of East Tennessee ensures equal justice for elderly, abused, and low-income people by providing a broad scope of legal assistance and advocacy.

535 Chestnut St., Suite 360
Chattanooga, TN  37402
(423) 756-4013

Metropolitan Ministries
Metropolitan Ministries helps those on the brink of homelessness to stay in their homes, keep their utilities on, and access food and medications.

1112 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN  37404
(423) 624-9654

One Harvest Food Ministries
One Harvest provides low cost, pre-packaged, quality food boxes to people who may not qualify for programs like food stamps but have difficulty affording Orders must be
placed in advanced and picked up at local churches.


Partnership for Families, Children & Adults
This is a comprehensive agency dedicated to "empowering people to live better lives" through professional counseling, crisis intervention, education and prevention services.

1800 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 755-2822

SafeLink Wireless
Free cell phones and monthly minutes are available to those who meet the income requirements of this government program.

St. Catherine’s Shelter
This is a shelter for homeless women and children.  The shelter is a program through the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.
(423) 756-4222

Salvation Army
They offer clothing, furniture, household items and toys at reasonable prices.
822 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 756-1023

Samaritan Center
The Samaritan Center provides emergency assistance with rent, utilities, food, and prescriptions to eastern Hamilton County residents.  They also have thrift, clearance, and used toy
9231 Lee Hwy  
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-7777

School Nutrition Program
This program provides free or reduced cost school meals and snacks to low-income students in public schools, private schools, and child care institutions.


Shepherd’s Arm Rescue Mission
This is a shelter for homeless women and children who are seeking transitional assistance.

(423) 821-8363

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA)
SETHRA provides a wide range of services, including affordable housing, utility assistance, food delivery, and transportation to residents of southeast Tennessee.


Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
They offer representation or advice on orders of protection, divorce, juvenile justice, and domestic violence.

821 Houston St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 756-0128

Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc.
This organization offers various services, such as emergency food and utility assistance, energy help, head start, pre K, and transportation, for individuals who meet income
requirements and reside in Polk    or Floyd counties.   
(770) 382-5388

Thankful Baptist Church  
They help with clothing, food, and emergency bills.

980 N. Orchard Knob Ave.
Chattanooga, TN  37406
(423) 622-1839

United Way 2-1-1
United Way’s 2-1-1 program is an information and referral service where you can receive help by dialing 2-1-1.  United Way’s 2-1-1 program consists of, but is not limited to, help
paying rent, finding quality childcare, and overcoming a family crisis. 
211 or (423) 265-8000

Women, Infants, and Children
This program provides additional food to pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under five years of age who are at risk of poor growth or meet the income


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Last Revision: 05/24/16. Copyright. All rights reserved. Herbert A. Thornbury