Relationship Rx Program

A new service called the Relationship Check-up

What are you doing to keep your relationship healthy?

Fixing a heartSince 2012, the University of Tennessee has been providing a FREE service called the Relationship Check-up because we care about all aspects of health, including relationship health. Our funding from the grant that allows us to provide this service is ending, so we are not currently enrolling couples. However, we hope to get continued funding in the months to come and we ARE placing couples on a wait list to be contacted when we are able to begin providing the service again.

The Relationship Rx program uses surveys and interviews with couples to provide a check-up for relationships, just as you might get a physical or dental check-up for your physical health. It helps you determine areas of concern you might want to focus on, and helps you develop an action plan for doing so.

We can meet with you in your home at almost any time, including evenings or weekends, or at a Cherokee Health Systems or a UT office between the hours of 9-5, whichever you prefer. Two sessions have been shown to result in happier, healthier relationships whether you want to make your good relationship stronger, or have some serious concerns. Interested couples may go on to enroll in the “Pillow Talk” relationship skills groups or the Workforce Connections job skills program, or utilize other resources.

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Contact us via email at or call (865) 974-8978.

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Relationship Professional, Clay Culp recently appeared on WBIR to discuss “Sliding vs. Deciding and the NFL”. Watch the video, or read the blog.









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Our Program Goals:

The Relationship Rx program strives to connect couples to community resources; to improve couples’ relationship health; and to help couples feel more positive about seeking help for their relationships.

Why do we Partner with Physical and Mental Health Programs ?

Research has found that the vast majority of people suffering from relationship difficulties do not seek help, and those who do usually seek assistance in physician’s offices.

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Do it for Yourself…

Couples with healthy relationships are physically and emotionally healthier than others. They experience less illness, and they even live longer.

Do it for Your Children

Children of parents in healthy relationships benefit because they have fewer emotional issues; they experience fewer problems related to their physical health; they perform better academically; and, they have better social skills.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance  Grant #90FM0022.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families


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