Homeless Health Care Center

Downtown Chattanooga at 730 E. 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Across from the Community Kitchen.

Hours of Operation                                                                  COVID-19 Testing Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm                    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 
Wednesday: 7:30am - 2:00pm; 3:30pm - 4:30pm                                   7:30AM to 4:30PM 

Wednesday: 7:30AM to 2PM                                         
Telephone 423-209-5800
Fax (Front Office): 423-498-4587
Fax (Medical/Lab): 423-498-4588

The Homeless Health Care Center is located across the street from the Community Kitchen at 730 E. 11th St., in downtown Chattanooga. The clinic provides Hamilton County’s homeless population with diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, routine physical exams, issuance of medications, mental health referrals and substance abuse evaluation and treatment, assistance with entitlement programs and housing placement, and transportation to and from the clinic. Each year approximately 19,000 visits are made to the Center.

  • Our Vision is: Healthy, Self-sufficient, Housed People
  • Our Mission is: To promote the well-being of the homeless population in our community by providing comprehensive health care, social, and behavioral health services, while addressing the broader determinants of health through assessment, education, advocacy, and referral.

The Center is a federally funded health care for the homeless program. The Center opened in 1988 and in 2013 moved to its present location. Formal arrangements are in place to secure services for our patients through Johnson Mental Health Center, Erlanger Medical Center, Erlanger Health Centers, and Memorial Hospital. The Center is accredited by the Joint Commission for Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health Care. To access our Joint Commission 2019 Quality Report, please click here

General Services:

  • Primary Medical Care for homeless people of all ages, including preventive and acute care and chronic disease management.
  • Dental Services
  • Medical Outreach and Social Service Outreach
  • Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse treatment
  • General Case Management
  • Behavioral Health Referrals

Public Notice

If any individual has concerns about patient care or safety at the Homeless Health Care Center, that the Health Center has not addressed, he or she may contact the Homeless Health Care Center’s management at 423-209-5800. If the concern can not be resolved, the individual may contact the Joint Commission at 1-800-994-6610.