Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee is a non-profit organization serving Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.
All of our services are free of charge.
The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.
Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, & Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties in Georgia.
The Foundation is a funded program partner of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. The State of Tennessee Department of Health provides contract funding for educational services and counseling of people newly diagnosed with epilepsy. The remainder of the Foundation support is from grants, donations and special events.
Programs and Services:
Increase awareness of epilepsy in the greater Chattanooga community by speaking in businesses and schools about seizure recognition and first aid
Dispel misconceptions and misinformation about seizures and epilepsy.
Educate first responders in seizure recognition and first aid.
Aid school nurses and teachers in preparing seizure action plans for students with epilepsy
Referral to patient advocate if client is applying for disability or appealing a decision
Secure legal advice and assistance from the Epilepsy Foundation's Legal Defense Fund
Representation of a client in educational planning meetings
Education of legislators and decision makers regarding the need to recognize epilepsy as a serious chronic condition warranting public support
Identify and assess individual needs and make appropriate referrals
Provide emergency seizure medication upon verification of need and assist the client in enrolling in patient assistance programs providing low-cost or free medication.
Provide monthly support group meetings with speakers on topics such as new treatments/therapies; affordable insurance; Social Security and disability; job training and referral, etc.