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 Vine School Health Center

Vine School Health Center

Contact: Dr. Nan Gaylord

For more information and appointments: Vine School Health Center 


 Vine School Health Center


The clinic was established in 1995 out of the efforts of the Knox County School District, Knox County Health Department, University of Tennessee College of Nursing and community support. The school district offered space and renovation funds were secured by the College of Nursing from local philanthropies.

Several community organizations contributed to equipment needs and the center. Among them, the University of Tennessee technology grant, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Office of Community Partnerships, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), East Tennessee Lion's Club, and Knox County Schools.

Presently the center is supported by patient fees and several private, state, and federal grants. One such grant provided telehealth services from the Vine School Health Center to eleven other Knox County schools for acute care services. The center is an exemplar of a university and community partnership.

The Health Center's Trifold Missions

  • To keep students healthy in order to learn (Knox County School District Health System)
  • Education, Scholarship, and Service (University of Tennessee College of Nursing)
  • To have healthy successful children (Community)


For students in Knox County Schools, services include, but are not limited to:

  • Well child exams, including vision, hearing, and developmental screening
  • Immunizations
  • Health education
  • Acute illnesses care (stomach ache, headache, colds and flu)
  • General first aid (sprains, cuts, abrasions, burns)
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Sports physicals
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Telehealth services
  • Educational evaluation and tutoring

Health Center Staff

The Health Center is staffed by Nurse Practitioner Faculty from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing. A physician from University Pediatric Consultants provides consultant services. University of Tennessee nursing students in the baccalaureate and graduate social work and education programs rotate through the clinic during their education at the University.

  • Nan Gaylord, PhD, RN, CPNP: Administrator and Nurse Practitioner
  • Tami Bland, MSN, CPNP: Nurse Practitioner
  • Gail Clift, MSN, CPNP: Nurse Practitioner
  • Katie Ingram-Willard, CPNP: Nurse Practitioner
  • Alicia Alexander, MSN, CPNP: Nurse Practitioner
  • Amanda Harper, CPNP: Nurse Practitioner
  • Larry Rodgers, MD
  • Rachel Ross, LCSW: Social Worker
  • Corey Snyder, MAW: Social Worker
  • Christy Martin, EdD: Education Specialist
  • Max Taylor, BA: Program Manager
  • Katie Bland: Office Manager
  • Rodica Ball: Certified Nursing Assistant


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