Healthcare

Healthcare in Unicoi County is often characterized by its commitment to provide the best facilities, technologies and care to the people of the community. Unicoi County offers a quality, accredited hospital, several senior health care facilities, established physicians and a myriad of healthcare services for the residents of the community.

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, located at 100 Greenway Circle, has provided high quality medical care since 1953. The hospital is licensed for 48 acute-care beds, 46 nursing home beds, a two-bed intensive care unit, and operating room suite with an ambulatory surgery waiting area, as well as 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and complete physical therapy, x-ray and laboratory services. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is a member of Tennessee Hospital Association, American Hospital Association, Tennessee Health Care Association and American Health Care Association. The hospital participates in Medicaid/TennCare, and Medicare. The Hospital’s telephone number is (423) 743-3141.

Center on Aging & Health

“Dedicated to the Joys of Life,” the Center on Aging & Health, located at  880 South Mohawk Drive, offers a uniquely designed Special Care Unit for the treatment of residents with Alzheimer’s and related diseases, a program of Intergenerational and Pet Therapy wherein daily volunteers bring new life to residents and staff alike, and a full-time Rehabilitation Department consisting of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy that often utilizes the county’s beautiful walking trails. Their skilled rehabilitation and nursing staff are professionally trained in all areas.  They offer temporary respite care when the primary caregiver needs time off, and a full-time adult day care program with options for evenings and weekends. Their In-Home Services are for those people who just need a little extra help.  The Center on Aging and Health’s telephone number is (423) 743-7669.

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy, located at 800 South Mohawk Drive; Suite D, provides comprehensive physical therapy services for the local hospital and surrounding community. Their scope of practice includes inpatient, long term care, home health and outpatient therapy consisting of pediatrics, orthopedic, geriatrics, neurological, pain management, TMJ, sports medicine and industrial rehabilitation. UCMH Physical Therapy is the official sports medicine and physical therapy provider for the Unicoi County Blue Devils and Lady Devils. UCMH Physical Therapy also serves the Unicoi County School System with physical and occupational therapies.  UCMH Physical Therapy’s telephone number is (423) 743-1245.

Governor’s Bend Assisted Living Facility

Come and enjoy the “Freedom” of assisted living!  Located in the heart of “The Valley Beautiful”, Governor’s Bend is a 54-suite retirement and assisted living facility. Governor’s Bend realizes the need for quality of life service in a comfortable environment.  That is way they offer full-service living where residents have the independence of living their own suite with freedom to do exactly as they like, all while enjoying the safety and services provided by an attentive 24-hour staff. The services and amenities of Governor’s Bend are second to none.  Their full-service program takes care of everything from delicious, chef-prepared meals served restaurant style in their beautiful dining room to a well-rounded activities calendar. Governor’s Bend features private living units, chapel, dining rooms, beauty/barber salon, spa, wellness center and library.  For more information on Governor’s Bend, call (423) 330-6800.

In Home Services

Sponsored by the Center on Aging and Health, located at 302 Wesley Street, Suite 6, Johnson City, TN 37601, In-Home Services offers an array of non-medical services for those who just need a little extra help.  The mission of the In-Home Services team is to help individuals live independently and to support their family and friends who are in need extra help.  This is accomplished by offering homemaking, personal care and companionship services in the private and comforatable surroundings of the resident’s home.  In-Home Services telephone number is (423) 631-0263.