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Erlanger Community Health Centers

Providing Primary and Preventative Medical & Dental Care for the Entire Family for More Than 40 Years

SS/DA Community Health Centers

Southside Community Health Center
100 East 37th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37410

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Hypertension and diabetes classes:
Tuesdays 10AM – 11AM
Call 423-778-2700 for appointments. 
Prescription Refill Line: 423-778-2726

Mon, Tue, Thu: 8AM – 6PM 
Wed: 8AM – 5PM 
Fri: 8AM – 4PM

Family Practice: Mon – Fri
Pediatrics: Mon – Fri 
OB/GYN: Wed, Fri 
WIC: Wed

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center
1200 Dodson Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37406

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Hypertension and diabetes classes:
Thursdays and Fridays 10AM–11AM
Call 423-778-2800 for appointments
Prescription Refill Line:

Mon, Tue, Thu: 8AM – 6PM 
Wed: 8AM – 5PM 
Fri: 8AM – 4PM

Family Practice:Mon – Fri
Pediatrics: Mon – Fri
OB/GYN: Mon, Tue, Thu
Dental: Mon – Fri
WIC: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

The centers are comprehensive, multi-specialty primary care facilities offering affordable, accessible, high-quality medical and dental care. Our board-certified or board-eligible professional providers include pediatricians, internal medicine specialists, an obstetrics and gynecology physician who is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, nurse practitioners, nurse mid-wives, and dentists.

The Health Centers also provide cutting-edge disease management and wellness promotion services to our patients. These services are an integral part of our approach to providing high-quality clinical care. They are an essential part of our interactions with the communities and neighborhoods that surround the Southside and Dodson Avenue locations.

Access to emergency care hospitalization or other specialized services is provided through our affiliation with the Erlanger Health System. We provide health care regardless of the patient's ability to pay.

Services Provided

  • Dental
  • General Adult Care
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology (X-ray)
  • Sports Physicals
  • Work Readiness Evaluations Disease Management and Wellness Promotion
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Behavioral Health

Disease Management and Wellness Initiative

Helen Pinkerton, M.P.H., Coordinator
Mary Jackson, LPN
Marjorie Cooper, RN

Please call in advance to schedule an appointment. If you or a member of your family has an immediate health problem, please call early in the day to talk with a nurse. An appointment will be scheduled as soon as possible. Only a limited number of walk-in patients can be seen. If you have an emergency after regular clinic hours, call the Health Center's number. The answering service will take your call and forward it to the doctor on call. Referrals for emergency care and specialty care will be made as needed.

Partially funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).