Services

 

Breastfeeding Promotion

Education, encouragement and support are offered to pregnant and post-partum women by a full time lactation consultant.

Children’s Special Services (CSS)

Medical services are coordinated by a full time social worker for children (birth to 21 years) with special handicapping or chronic conditions who meet financial criteria.

Child Health

Well baby/child exams, immunizations, and/or sick care are provided to children 20 years and younger.

Dental Services

Preventive and restorative dental care is provided to children 20 years and younger by a full-time dentist and dental assistant.

Diabetic Education

Education and counseling are available to both diabetics and those at high risk for the disease by a team composed of a registered nurse, registered dietitian, and health educator.

Emergency Preparedness

Volunteers are recruited and trained to operate emergency clinics in order to administer medications or immunizations to large numbers of people very quickly. For more information about becoming an emergency response volunteer visit http://thanvolunteer.health.state.tn.us/VolunteerMobilize.

Epidemiology

Communicable disease and food borne illnesses are investigated, specimens are collected, lab testing is conducted and preventive treatment is provided as appropriate.

Family Planning

Education, counseling, physical exam and birth control are provided.

Food and General Sanitation

Environmental specialists inspect existing food service establishments and review plans for prospective ones. Inspections are also done on hotels, motels, public swimming pools, bed and breakfasts, childcare facilities and school plants.

Health Education & Promotion 

Health educators coordinate activities that focus attention on lifestyle choices that will result in positive differences for at-risk groups

Immunizations

Routine immunizations are provided to infants, children and adults.

Men’s Health

Routine preventive care, sick care and physicals are provided to uninsured men, ages 21 years and older.

Paternity Acknowledgement 

Information is provided to parents regarding paternity and paperwork is completed for those parents wishing to acknowledge paternity.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy testing, prenatal vitamins and temporary enrollment on TennCare are available.

Women's Health

Routine preventive care, sick care and physicals are provided to uninsured women 21 years and older. Preventive care includes providing or ordering pap smears and mammograms, some of which can be at no cost to uninsured, low income women ages 40 through 64 years.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Confidential testing, treatment and contact follow-up is provided for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

Tuberculosis 

Skin testing is provided to persons assessed to be at risk for tuberculosis. Medication is provided at no cost to suspected, active and latent cases. Contacts to suspected or known cases are notified, tested and treated as needed.

Vital Records

Certified copies of Birth and Death certificates are issued (for birth certificates, persons must have been born in TN in or after 1949).

Women, Infants, Children (W.I.C.)

Children under age five, pregnant and breastfeeding who are at or below 185% of poverty and have a nutritional risk receive a limited health screening, nutritional counseling and food vouchers.