Cherokee Health Systems is announced the opening of its Chattanooga clinic at 1032 McCallie Ave. Cherokee Health Systems is a community health center with 23 locations across East Tennessee, as well as over 20 school-based health centers.
Cherokee Health’s Chattanooga office will host the following providers (including nurses and patient service representatives): Dr. John Hammond – Internal Medicine; Dr. Jean Cobb – Psychologist/Behavioral Health Consultant ; Dr. Enrique Ordonez, OB/GYN. A second OB/GYN will be added in March.
The clinic is open and operational and is able to accept new patients immediately, including adults and children. As a community health center, Cherokee Health accepts most methods of payment including TennCare (Medicaid), Medicare and private insurance. Those without insurance can be placed on a sliding fee scale according to their income level and ability to pay.
“We are pleased to bring our services to Chattanooga,” said Dr. Dennis Freeman, Cherokee Health Systems chief executive officer. “We understand the unmet needs in the area and will work diligently to serve the community with high quality care.”
Cherokee Health Systems is both a Federally Qualified Health Center and community mental health center. Cherokee is recognized on the national level for its innovative primary behavioral health integrated care model. “We are a mission-oriented organization with a team of providers who share a vision about providing the best care to the most people in the most accessible manner,” said Dr. Freeman.