Your Community Resources
General Health Information
American Psychological Association: www.apa.org
National Mental Health Association: www.nmha.org
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.
- Lab-grade pregnancy testing
- Accurate information on all options
- Medical consultations*
- Support for men
- STD/STI information and education
- First time parenting program
- After abortion counseling and support
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: www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov
Thinking about Drinking Program: www.thinkingaboutdrinking.com
American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: www.AAAAI.org
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: www.foodallergy.org
American Academy of Dermatology: www.aad.org
Skin Cancer Foundation: www.skincancer.org
National Eating Disorders Association: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee: www.edct.net
American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
UTC Campus Recreation
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
American Dietetics Association: www.eatright.org
Office of Dietary Supplements: www.nutrition.gov
Food and Drug Administration: www.fda.gov
American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
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 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: www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth/
Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org
Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: www.cfosm.com
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: https://www.aaos.org/Default.aspx?ssopc=1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/tb/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/travel
MD Travel Health: www.mdtravelhealth.com
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.