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Better Care for a Better Life

Our board certified Family Practice Physicians and Nurse Practitioners offer well care, perform diagnostic studies, prescribe medicines, and treat most illnesses.
Our Mission

To be the leader in improving and maintaining the health and well-being of the community by providing easy access to high-quality healthcare.

Our Vision

To be the healthcare provider and employer of choice in our service area.

Serving Cocke & Jefferson Counties

Rural Medical Services, Inc. | Serving Cocke & Jefferson Counties

Rural Medical Services, Inc. (RMS) is a Community Health Center serving the people of Cocke and Jefferson Counties, Tennessee and surrounding areas. RMS has five primary care clinics which are conveniently located in Newport, Cosby, Parrottsville, Grassy Fork and Chestnut Hill.

Our comprehensive health services are available in both Spanish and English and include prenatal care and delivery at the newly renovated Birthing Center at the Tennova Newport Medical Center. Our other services include integrated behavioral health, well child checks, immunizations, family planning, diabetes education, case management, care coordination and sick care. At RMS we care for the entire family and strive to ensure that each patient is able to access the services they need.

Our Core Values

Patient-Centered: We are dedicated to treating each patient with compassion and making a difference in the community we serve.

Trustworthy: We act with integrity and reliability to earn the trust of our patients, coworkers, partners and the community.

Teamwork: We work as a team and support one another because together we can accomplish more.

Quality Care: We are committed to providing excellent care that leads to improved health outcomes.

Employee Success: We recognize that our employees make the difference in the care delivered and support each employee in fulfilling his or her potential.

HRSA 2020
Heart Health 2020
HRSA 2019
ADVANCING Hit For Quality
National Quality Leader
HRSA 2018
HRSA 2017

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Rural Medical Services is a Federal Tort Claims Act deemed health center.

Last Updated on December 7, 2023.