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Benefit Resources


BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
1 (800) 558.6213
Partners for Health Customer Service
Benefits Administration
1 (800) 253.9981 or (615) 741.3590
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
Fax: (615) 741.8196
e-mail: benefits.administration@tn.gov
Cigna Health
Delta Dental
(615) 255.3175
MetLife - DPPO
877.522.TNRX (8679)
Davis Vision
1 (800) 208.6404 
Optum - Employee Assistance Program
855.HERE4TN (855.437.3486)
Flex Spending Plan - Flores 24/7
1 (800) 532.3327
For additional information, please login to the KCS Employee Intranet - Employee Benefits. 

KCS Employee Wellness

The KCS Healthy Habits program is Kingsport City Schools commitment to creating a supportive culture of health and wellness for employees through comprehensive benefits and wellness programs in partnership with our Human Resources, Coordinated School Health and Health Services departments. All employees have access to nutrition and exercise information, fitness classes and workshops, personal health coaching and smoking cessation programs.
  • Biometric Health Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Diabetes Health
  • Events and Challenges
  • Fitness Centers/Classes/Workshops
  • Health Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Seasonal Flu Shots Schedule
  • Stress Management Workshop
  • Quit Smoking

Employee health affects more than just medical costs. A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Did you know that between 70 to 90 percent of health care spending is caused by preventable, modifiable health risks? Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing businesses more than one trillion dollars in lost productivity alone. 

The essence of the KCS Healthy Habits program is to encourage our employees to take preventive measures to avert the onset or worsening of an illness or disease and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Wellness Resources

 fitness & recreation




other wellness resources


online diabetes resources



Did you know that our School Nurses do more than take care of our students? In fact, they treat staff just as much as our students. 

  • Staff sickness, injuries, blood pressure checks, medication questions, questions about their spouses, children and grandparents.
  • Questions can be health related or about medications or lab work.
  • Assist employees with diabetes regarding questions, blood sugars, diet.
  • Medication, Epi pen and Auvi Q training. 
  • Educate staff on emergency medical situations and how to react.
  • Share information with staff on AED’s.  
  • Assist with emergency drills with Kingsport police and KCS employees; participating in all emergency drills at school.
  • The first responder to all staff related emergencies  and perform CPR and/or Heimlich maneuver If needed.
  • Responsible for determining if a staff members needs to seek medical attention elsewhere or if EMS needs to be called.
  • Help pregnant staff for questions or monitoring.
  • Provide a sharps box for those giving themselves injections.  In addition, I educate on diabetes.
  • Provide contact information for healthcare providers and services to the staff; make staff referrals to specific providers
  • Provide contact information for community resources that staff need.
  • Translate lab results or med reports that they bring in from their provider.
  • Facilitate nurse practitioner visits for staff
  • Take staff phone calls, text messages after school hours, offering clinical advice

Some school nurses even facilitate a Weight Loss Challenge each year for staff members. There are typically 12-16 participants and the challenge involves a cash award for the person who loses most percentage of body weight.  The nurse facilitates the challenge by keeping track of weights and providing information regarding resources for BMI, diet comparisons, etc.

Insurance & Benefits
Nick Morton
Human Resources
Ph: (423) 378.2108
Health & Wellness
Johanna Montgomery
Coordinated School Health
Ph: (423) 378.2147
Health & Nursing
Vicki Johnston 
Student Health Services 
Ph: (423) 378.2110
Jennifer Walker
School Nutrition Services
Ph: (423) 378.2106
Contact Us!
Kingsport City Schools
Human Resources Department
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
Ph: (423) 378.2100
Fax: (423) 378.2114