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Bluff City Medical Center
Address: 229 Highway 19 E.
Bluff City, TN - 37618
Phone:  (423) 538-5116
Fax Number:  (423) 538-3861
Office Hours
    - Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    - Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    - Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    - Saturday closed
    - Sunday closed



This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model. This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income. You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost. This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered. The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details. Bluff City Medical Center is a Community Health Center. In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.



About Bluff City Medical Center
Sliding Scale

Services offered thru this facility include: Family Primary Medical Care, Hearing Screening, Diagnostic Laboratory, Diagnostic X-Ray, Case Management, 24-Hour Coverage, Urgent Medical Care, Gynecological Care, HIV Testing, Physical Exams, Immunizations, Pediatrics, Treatment/Counseling, Diagnostic Test/Screens, and Employee Drug Testing.

This facility strives to provide residents of Northeast Tennessee with quality affordable health services to all those who seek medical care. The facility accepts TennCare, Medicare and most commercial insurances. For those patients that do not have insurance a sliding fee schedule is offered, and proof of income is required.

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Bluff City Medical Center website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021
Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline Salary per year
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120

For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.

These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Patients
Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems



Mild Covid Symptoms
Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
Nasal congestion
Runny nose
Mild, dry cough
Mild body aches


Moderate Covid Symptoms
Fever above 100.4 F
Persistent cough
Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
Exhaustion, need to stay in bed

Severe Covid Symptoms
Constant trouble breathing
Persistent chest pain or pressure
Confusion
Trouble staying awake
Blue lips or face

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This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered. The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details.
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Bluff City Medical Center is a Community Health Center.


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