Your Community Resources


General Health Information

www.familydoctor.org
www.medlineplus.gov  
www.WebMD.com


Mental Health

American Psychological Association: www.apa.org
National Mental Health Association: www.nmha.org
Addiction: www.drugabuse.gov


Women’s Health

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Choices

All of our services are free and confidential and are available to anyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

 

Services include:

  • Lab-grade pregnancy testing
  • Ultrasounds*
  • Accurate information on all options
  • Medical consultations*
  • Support for men
  • STD/STI information and education
  • First time parenting program 
  • After abortion counseling and support
  • Referrals

 

For more information, see a SHS provider or link to Choices.

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A Step Ahead

We provide long-term, reversible birth control to any woman living in Hamilton County who wants it. For free.

 

A Step Ahead Foundation Chattanooga empowers a woman to take control of her future. We make sure she can get the most effective methods of birth control when she is ready. 

 

Read more about the five methods we cover.

 

A Step Ahead works with UTC Student Health Services. 

 

For more information, see a SHS provider or link to A Step Ahead.

www.womenshealth.gov
www.plannedparenthood.org
www.healthywomen.org


Alcohol and other Drugs

VU Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Prevention Program: Vanderbilt: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Rethinking Drinking Program:  www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov
Thinking about Drinking Program:  www.thinkingaboutdrinking.com 


Allergy/Asthma

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: www.AAAAI.org
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: www.nhlbi.org
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: www.foodallergy.org


Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology: www.aad.org
Skin Cancer Foundation: www.skincancer.org


Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee: www.edct.net


Fitness

www.fitness.gov
American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org

campus recUTC Campus Recreation


LGBTQI

VU LGBTQI: www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi
National Coalition for LGBT Health: www.healthhiv.org/sites-causes/national-coalition-for-lgbt-health/
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: www.glma.org


Infectious Diseases and Immunizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/ and http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: www.niaid.nih.gov


Nutrition

American Dietetics Association: www.eatright.org
www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines
www.ChooseMyPlate.gov   
Office of Dietary Supplements: www.nutrition.gov
Food and Drug Administration: www.fda.gov
American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org


Sexual Health

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Hamilton County Health Department

  • HCHD clinic conducts sexual/relationship educational programming and awareness. 
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's), can cause serious health problems.
  • Partner notification and treatment services as needed.
  • Anyone suspects they have a sexually transmitted disease should get help immediately.
  • Contact HCHD
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Chattanooga Cares

Chattanooga Primary CARE Center offers a full range of services for individuals living with HIV. These services include: primary and infectious disease care, nutritional counseling, mental health counseling, laboratory services, and health maintenance for preventative care.

SERVICES:
  • Complete Physicals + Exams
  • Pap Smear + Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Health Care Education
  • Immunization + Vaccinations
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Referrals + Consultations
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Adherence Counseling
  • Peer Navigation
  • Support Groups
  • Contact Chattanooga Cares

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth/
Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org


Smoking Cessation

Tips From Former Smokers: Smoking Causes Immediate Damage to Your Body. Learn More.

Tobacco Prevention and Control

 Tobacco Free Chattanooga

TN Tobacco QuitLine

Quit Day

www.smokefree.gov

CDC Smoking and Tobacco Use

American Lung Association Stop Smoking


Sports Medicine

www.vanderbilthealth.com/orthopaedics/16921
Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: www.cfosm.com
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: www.orthoinfo.aaos.org


Tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/tb/


Travel

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/travel
MD Travel Health: www.mdtravelhealth.com


Vision

All about vision: www.allaboutvision.com
WebMD Eye Health Center: www.webMD.com

Disclaimer: Selected health related links are provided as informational resources only. Their inclusion in this web site should not be construed as an endorsement by the Healthy Living Initiative. We are not responsible for the accuracy of information in these links.