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Welcome to Little Creek Sanitarium

"Serving the Community since 1940"

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Little Creek Sanitarium

1811 Little Creek Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922, US

(865) 690-6727

Business Office Hours


8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

About Us


Located in the heart of West Knoxville,  atop a hill among mature pine trees, dogwoods, maples and magnolias, you'll find Little Creek Sanitarium, one of East Tennessee's most reputable nursing facilities. 

Originally founded in 1940, by Seventh-day Adventists, Leland and Alice Straw and Roger and Genevieve Goodge, Little Creek began as a self-supporting school, dairy farm and medical institution. Their Christian beliefs and principles are still an integral part of Little Creek today. It is important to Little Creek's reputation that we provide a Christian atmosphere - by our actions and words. 

Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health.  

A vegetarian diet, pure water, fresh air and sunlight—promote clean, healthy lives. 

Come visit our 50 acre, hidden gem, in the heart of West Knoxville, located off Northshore Drive, just one mile east of Interstate I-140.


Food and Nutrition


A typical breakfast consists of pancakes, french toast or waffle, served with eggs, vegetarian bacon, grits, yogurt, or fresh fruit.  

  • Also available, hot or cold cereal.

Choice of drinks:  juice, milk, coffee, tea


Lunch is a three-course, restaurant-style meal served in our large dining room out-looking the lovely flower gardens. 

The meal begins with a refreshing salad.  Followed with a hot plate of either a sweet potato, baked potato, rice or noodles and accompanied with 2-3 fresh seasonal vegetables and bread.  The meal is not complete until you've tried one of our deliciously, decadent desserts.

Choice of drinks:  juice, milk, coffee, hot or cold tea


Dinner is typically a freshly homemade soup with sandwich and baked potato or sweet potato. Served with dessert.

Services and Amenities


We offer daily group activities and individualized activities.  Some favorites include Movie Monday, weekly Bingo, sing-alongs, outdoor strolls, Holiday Parties, Arts and Crafts and Reminiscing.

Beauty Salon

We offer an on-site, full service hair salon.


Available through Intrepid Healthcare, we offer on-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy with a recommended doctor order.

Cascade Spa Bath

Relax in one of three Superior Cascade Spas.

Pet Therapy

Animals from H.A.B.I.T. (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee) program from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine visit our residents regularly.


We offer free daily laundry service for our residents, including all linen.

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Little Creek Sanitarium

1811 Little Creek Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922, US

(865) 690-6727

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