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Johnson County Community Hospital offers hometown inpatient care coupled with a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency department. The hospital serves the upper northeast tip of Tennessee and parts of North Carolina and Southwest Virginia.

The two-bed hospital offers outpatient and primary care services provided by Ballad Health Rural Health Clinic – Johnson County.

Additionally, Johnson County Community Hospital provides Senior Health Solutions, a behavioral health program for seniors dealing with stress and/or sadness brought on by aging or personal loss.

Hospital outreach personnel provide health education at community events, and on-site influenza vaccines to local industry. The facility is conveniently located next to downtown on South Shady Street (U.S. Route 421).


The Johnson County Community Hospital of today is an example of perseverance and a passion by the community to keep its own hospital alive. It has been housed in several different buildings, operating with different sets of services under different names and was closed down completely on two occasions.

After the old Johnson County Hospital was shuttered, the hospital was acquired by Mountain States Health and reopened in 1998 as Johnson County Community Hospital. With the support of Mountain States the facility found stability while providing the people of the community with the health care services they need.


Heart care

  • Cardiac rehab
  • Cardiac ultrasound
  • Cardio pulmonary services
  • EKG (electrocardiogram)
  • Event monitor
  • Holter monitor
  • Nuclear medicine/stress testing
  • Spirometry (pulmonary function testing)

Respiratory care

  • In home sleep studies
  • Pulmonary rehab
  • Wrist oximeter (monitors oxygen levels overnight)

Outpatient rehabilitation

  • Amputations
  • Brain injury
  • Cardiac, PT
  • Hands
  • Neurological/neuromuscular problems
  • Orthopedic pediatrics
  • Stroke
  • Theumatologic impairments
  • Vestibular

Emergency care

  • 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Physician staffed

Behavioral health solutions

  • Intensive outpatient program consisting of counseling and therapy for adults age 55 and older dealing with depression, loneliness, and loss of a spouse.

Outpatient diagnostic imaging

  • Ankle brachial index (ABI’s)
  • Bone density/DEXA scans
  • CT
  • Digital mammography
  • MRI (mobile unit 4 days a month)
  • Nuclear medicine
    • Bone scans
    • Thyroid scans
    • HIDA scans
    • Renal scans
    • Gastric emptying
    • MUGA scans
  • Scoliosis series (X-ray for detecting curving of the spine)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray

Laboratory services

  • 24/7 Outpatient lab


  • Any medication infusions except chemotherapy
  • Iron infusions
  • IV antibiotics
  • IV fluids
  • Neulasta
  • Potassium
  • Port flushes
  • Reclast
  • Zometa

Medical care and community impact reports

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

For Ballad Health to best serve the people of the Appalachian Highlands, we survey and conduct focus groups to get a read on overall health in the region. To read about the Johnson County Community Hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), visit our CHNA page.

CMS price transparency

Please visit our Price Transparency page for a full listing of standard charges by facility.

You can learn more about pre-visit coordination and registration here and about payment options here.

Metrics by MS-DRG*

Johnson County Community MS-DRG metrics [PDF, 28KB], fiscal year 2023

View more Ballad Health MS-DRG metrics here.

*MS-DRGs are Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups.

Learn more

Expand a section below to read more about Johnson County Community Hospital and our community.

Awards and Accreditations

  • Lab certified by the College of American Pathologists, 2015
  • Designated a critical access hospital in 2001
  • Full accreditation from American College of Radiology for imaging services – MRI, CT ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography


Chasity Trivette, AVP and Administrator    
Sharon Sheppard, Manager, Human Resources       
Emily Murr - Market Director, Marketing and Communications, Southern Market

Chastity Trivette portraitNestled in the beautiful landscape of Mountain City, Tenn., Johnson County Community Hospital offers hometown inpatient care coupled with a state-of-the-art, 24-hour emergency department. Serving the upper northeast region of Tennessee as well as parts of North Carolina and Southwest Virginia, the hospital offers outpatient and primary care services provided by Ballad Health Medical Associates.

Johnson County Community Hospital is a 2-bed critical access hospital that opened in 1998. A dedicated staff of physicians, physical therapists and other health care professionals provide numerous services including cardiac rehabilitation and respiratory therapy, and full-service diagnostic including CT scans, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, MRI, physical therapy and laboratory services.

Additionally, the hospital has a specialty clinic with a dedicated staff of physician specialists who offer a multitude of specialty services including oncology, podiatry and cardiology. Telemedicine services are also available to provide specialty care for general surgery, high-risk obstetrics and osteoporosis patients.

At Johnson County Community Hospital, we strive to deliver the best patient experience possible. We understand the importance of receiving safe, compassionate and high-quality care and make every effort to provide services that enhance the quality of life for our patients and the communities we serve.


Chastity Trivette        
AVP and Administrator     
Johnson County Community Hospital

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