What kind of hospital is kern medical center? Overview. Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA is a general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital.Where can i get an appointment with dr kern? Dr. Michael Kern is available to see patients at our UT Medical Center, West Knoxville, Sevierville, or Maryville locations. You can request an appointment online or call (865) 546-2663 for our UT Medical Center, Sevierville, and West Knoxville offices, (865) 218-9300 for our West Knoxville office.What health plans are available in kern county? In Kern County, two Health Plans are available for those who qualify. These two Health Plans, Health Net and Kern Family Healthcare, make available primary care physicians, specialist, hospitals, and other medical professionals for you and your family's health care needs.