About Us

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee is a non-profit organization serving Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. 

 

All of our services are free of charge.

 

Agency Mission:

The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.

 

Geographic Area:

Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, & Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties in Georgia.

 

Funding Sources:

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:

Education

  • 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

 

Advocacy

  • 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

 

Case Management

  • 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.

  

 

Federal Employees can donate through a payroll deduction using:

CFC# 99531

 

 

Or feel free to simply send a check to:

 

Epilepsy Foundation

One Siskin Plaza

Chattanooga, TN 37403

 

 

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