Emergency Services

Emergencies can happen at any time. That’s when you can count Covenant Health.

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We’re here for you 24/7/365.

When arriving at the Emergency Room, patients with life-threatening injuries or illnesses are seen immediately. Patients who are determined to have non life-threatening conditions may experience a longer wait time. Our goal is to treat all emergency patients as quickly as possible. If you are unsure whether you require a visit to the emergency room, contact your physician or conduct a virtual urgent care visit.

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Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you experience any of the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Weakness/numbness on one side
  • Slurred speech
  • Fainting
  • Severe burns or bleeding
  • Head or eye injury
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Broken bones and dislocated joints
  • Fever with a rash
  • Seizures
  • Severe cuts that may require stitches
  • Severe cold or flu symptoms
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • Severe allergic reactions such as hives or swelling of the face, lips, eyes or tongue

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Our Team

Our team of specialists is proud to serve the Knoxville area, some of them with more than 20 years experience.


A Not-For-Profit, Community-Owned Healthcare System

We are committed to improving the quality of life in East Tennessee through better health. In partnership with our generous donors, Covenant’s 10,000+ employees, physicians, and volunteers are providing the very best care for our patients and their families.