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Services

Child & Adolescent Care

At Cherokee Health Systems, we are proud to serve the youngest members of your family. We offer a wide-array of services for children and adolescents provided by professional and caring staff who are dedicated to the integrated model. This means that primary care physicians work alongside behavioral health clinicians to offer your child more holistic care.

Primary Care

Primary medical care services are offered to newborns, children, and teenagers at most Cherokee Health Systems locations. These services include well-child visits, immunizations, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses, school and sports physicals, human papillomavirus infection (HPV) vaccines, and diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses like asthma, allergies, and ADHD. 

Behavioral Health Care

Integrated with primary care services, Cherokee Health Systems also offers behavioral health services to children and teens. Our pediatric behavioral health clinicians provide treatment for a number of behavioral conditions including ADHD, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior problems, trauma, sleep problems, and self-management of obesity, asthma, and other chronic illnesses.

Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychologists at Cherokee Health Systems provide a wide-array of services for children, including evaluation and treatment of developmental delays, learning difficulties, attention deficit problems, social skills problems, and other conditions that affect children and their development. We also offer Individualized Education Plan (IEP) consultations for school-aged children attending public school. These services are currently offered at Center City, Talbott, and Dameron Avenue.

School-Based Therapy

Cherokee Health Systems currently offers school therapy services in Anderson, Blount, Hancock, Knox, and Sevier counties and Alcoa City Schools. School therapy offers a unique opportunity for families to access the care they may not otherwise have the ability to access. School-based therapists at Cherokee Health Systems are master or doctoral level clinicians who provide integrated mental health services for children and adolescents struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, poor social skills, stress and/or trauma, oppositional or defiant behavior, ADHD and addiction. School-based therapy may include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, crisis management as clinically indicated, teacher consultation and collaboration and/or linkage to other resources as indicated. School-based therapists at Cherokee have the unique opportunity to collaborate with primary care physicians, community health coordinators, psychologists, and psychiatrists to better meet the needs of their patients. If you are interested in school-based therapy through Cherokee, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest is an alcohol and drug prevention program for youth who are at risk for alcohol, tobacco, drug use, or abuse and who may have problems in their school, family, community, or peer groups. Each semester, 10 to 12 students are referred to the program by teachers, guidance counselors, or school administrators. The group meets on a weekly basis for 10-15 weeks and during that time the group works together to solve challenges, puzzles, and problems. These situations often present real-life examples for students to foster communication skills, problem-solving, decision-making, and self-confidence. Near the end of each semester, the group has the opportunity to go to a Ropes Course provided by the Boy Scouts of America. Students get the opportunity to experience rock-climbing, rappelling, and a zip-line from the top of the climbing tower.