Mountain States Health Resources Center to remain at Johnson City Mall


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Johnson City Health Resources Center (HRC) will remain in its current location inside The Mall at Johnson City with no interruption in service, Mountain States Health Alliance officials announced Friday.

“After further review, we believe it’s in the best interest of the community  to keep our current services, classes and support groups in one place and remain committed to our current locations at The Mall at Johnson City,” said Grace Pereira, vice president of post-acute care services for Mountain States.

There will be no interruption in the HRC class schedule or for the health-related support groups that meet at the HRC and the HRC Annex.

A number of health-related support groups currently meet at the HRC, and Pereira said Mountain States officials are also interested in providing meeting space for others that may be looking for a home.

“We have a lot to offer with two locations inside the mall – the HRC and HRC Annex – and there is room on the calendar for new support groups and new classes to meet the needs of our patients,” Pereira said.

Support groups currently meeting at the HRC include:

  • Mended Hearts (Heart Disease Support Group)
  • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
  • Multiple Myeloma Support Group
  • Grief Support Group
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group
  • BFF Club – Breast Friends Forever (Breast Cancer Support Group)
  • Journey Through Infertility Support Group
  • Lymphedema Support Group
  • Breastfeeding Support Group

The monthly classes offered at the HRC are focused on helping patients understand and manage certain chronic diseases as well as taking control of their health with things like smoking cessation. Regular monthly classes at the HRC include:

  • Medication Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • Diabetes Education
  • Living With Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Beat the Tobacco Habit
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • CPR for the Healthcare Provider
  • Medicare 101
  • Lowering Your Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  • Smoking Cessation

There are also a number of free and low-cost screenings offered, as well as special-interest classes on topics like healthy cooking and stress management.

Screenings offered at the HRC include:

  • Coronary Risk Panel
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood Pressure and Pulse
  • Height / Weight / BMI
  • Hemoglobin A1C

Recent special-interest classes include:

  • Healthy Summer Desserts
  • Super Summer Salads
  • Foods That Can Fool You
  • Hatha Yoga
  • What About Gluten?
  • Benefits of Essential Oils
  • Active at Any Size

The HRC also offers business health services that include on-site nursing and employee screenings and health promotion programs. The HRC currently conducts business health programs for:

  • City of Johnson City
  • Johnson City Power Board
  • Town of Jonesborough
  • Johnson City Schools
  • Johnson City Press
  • Tidewater Transit


About the Health Resources Center

The Mountain States Health Resources Center (HRC) offers free health classes, screenings, and support groups at two Tri-Cities locations: The Mall at Johnson City and the Kingsport Town Center. Staffed by experienced, caring registered nurses and other health professionals, the HRC provides free daily blood pressure checks, a comprehensive health library, healthy cooking programs, diabetes self-management classes, health coaching, individual nutritional counseling, and more. For a complete list of services as well as class schedules for the Johnson City and Kingsport locations, visit


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