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General Health Information

Mental Health

American Psychological Association:
National Mental Health Association:

Women’s Health



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.


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 University Health Services. 


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

Alcohol and other Drugs

VU Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Prevention Program: Vanderbilt: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Rethinking Drinking Program:
Thinking about Drinking Program: 


American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network:


American Academy of Dermatology:
Skin Cancer Foundation:

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association:
Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee:

American Heart Association:

campus recUTC Campus Recreation


National Coalition for LGBT Health:
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association:

Infectious Diseases and Immunizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: and
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:


American Dietetics Association:
Office of Dietary Supplements:
Food and Drug Administration:
American Diabetes Association:

Sexual Health


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

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.

  • 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:
Planned Parenthood:

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

CDC Smoking and Tobacco Use

American Lung Association Stop Smoking

Sports Medicine
Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine:
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
MD Travel Health:


All about vision:
WebMD Eye Health Center:

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.