• Health Services

  • KCS Health Services will promote all aspects of wellness by advocating for student needs by collaborating with staff, families, and community agencies. Health Services is committed to providing adaptable, individualized, compassionate and preventative care to promote wellness, safety and school attendance through collaboration with other entities in a culturally diverse and ever-changing environment.

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      Project Adam

      • East Tennessee Children's (ETCH) assist schools in implementing an emergency response team through education, training and materials.  The goal is to provide public access to an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.

        » Project Adam Website

      Vine Health Clinic

      • Founded in 1995, the Vine School Health Center is a full-service pediatric clinic located in the Langland Building in the back of Vine Middle Magnet School in Knoxville, Tennessee. The clinic is a joint cooperative between the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and the Knox County Schools Health Services Department. Its mission is to serve those students who have limited access to health care and improve the overall health and wellness of Knox County children.

        » Vine Health Clinic Website


      • The following immunizations are required before students will be admitted to Knox County Schools.


        • DTaP or DT 
        • Hepatitis B (HBV) 
        • Poliomyelitis (IPV or OPV) 
        • H.influenzae (HiB): age younger than 5 years only
        • Varicella (Chickenpox) 
        • Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) 
        • Pnuemococcal (PCV): age younger than 5 years only
        • Hepatitis A


        • DTaP or DT 
        • Polio (IPV or OPV): (final dose on or after the 4th birthday)
        • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses of each, usually given together as MMR)
        • Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses or history of disease
        • Hepatitis B (HBV) 
        • Hepatitis A (2 doses)

        7th Grade

        • Tetanus-diptheria-pertusis booster (Tdap) 
        • Verification of immunity to varicella (2 doses or history of disease)

        New Students to KCS

        • DTaP or DT 
        • Hepatitis B (HBV) 
        • Polio (IPV or OPV): final dose on or after the 4th birthday
        • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) 
        • Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses or history of disease

        Medical or Religious Exemptions

        • Children with medical exemptions must provide documentation from their medical provider.
        • Religious exemptions require a signed statement by the parent/guardian that vaccination(s) conflict with their religious tenets or practices.


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        East Tennessee Children's Hospital

        East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville is a private, independent, not-for-profit pediatric medical center that has served children since 1937. Our 152-bed hospital is certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

        At East Tennessee Children's Hospital, children are our only concern, and that drives our mission to improve the health of children through exceptional, comprehensive family-centered care, wellness and education. It is a mission that centers on a profound and unchanging.


        Knox County Health Department

        Knox County Health Department

        The Knox County Health Department works to promote and protect the health of everyone in our community. KCHD tracks and monitors diseases, conducts extensive health education and outreach, provides and connects people with care, enforces food safety and air quality laws and regulations, prepares for public health emergencies, and more — all with the goal of ensuring the conditions in which every Knox County resident can be healthy.


        College of Nursing

        UT College of Nursing

        The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a nationally recognized leader in the education of highly-skilled, visionary nurses. The College of Nursing was established in July 1971 in response to a long-recognized and well-established need for nurses prepared at the collegiate level.