Montgomery County Health Dept.
The Montgomery County Health Department's mission is to identify and respond to the public health needs that affect this community. The county health department provides a variety of basic health services, both to keep you healthy, and if you are sick, to get well. Listed below are some of the services we offer.
Healthy children are a major priority of the health department. Well child checkups include physical exams, screening tests and immunizations. Screenings are available to assure normal development and to detect and treat any medical condition for persons from birth to 21 years of age. We strongly recommend regular checkups and we make referrals for medical/dental services to be sure all children are as healthy as they can be.
Children's Special Services (CSS)
This service assists with medical treatment for children to age 21, when they have special medical needs and the family is financially unable to provide for necessary care. This service may also include speech and hearing screenings.
Dental Services are provided to uninsured children and those with TennCare, under the age of 21. Adults are only seen in cases of emergency.
Patients receive a complete physical exam and all appropriate lab tests, and are taught about birth control methods and supplied with their chosen method (unless there is a medical reason that would be dangerous). Many infections and other contraceptive problems can also be treated.
Food and General Sanitation
Environmental specialists are responsible for inspecting food service establishments, hotel/motels, public swimming pools, bed and breakfast, child care facilities and school plants. The division is also responsible for planning and promoting the rabies vaccination clinic and investigating animal bites.
A health educator is available to provide educational services to patients, schools and community groups upon request. A dental hygienist is also available to provide dental education upon request.
HUGS (Help Us Grow Successfully) Program
Home visits are made by a care coordinator to families whose infants may be at risk for medical or developmental problems. This follow-up begins during the prenatal period. Teen mothers and their infants are given highest priority.
Immunizations against polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, lockjaw, measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), Hemophilus, and Hepatitis B are provided for children. Influenza (flu) and pneumonia immunizations and diphtheria - tetanus boosters are also available to adults for lasting protection against these diseases.
Motor Voter Program
Voter registration forms will be available and assistance in completing the forms will be provided.
With physician referral, Registered Dietitians counsel individuals with special dietary needs such as hypertension, diabetes, and weight management. Nutrition education also provided to community agencies, groups, and schools by the Health Educator.
Pregnancy testing and referral are available. Please ask us which services we offer.
Medical staff are available for diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses. They also provide routine physicals for all ages. These may include pap smears, colo-rectal and other tests to screen for cancer. Special health counseling is provided as needed. We participate in TennCare and other insurance programs.
Birth and death information is collected and sent to the State's Office of Vital Records. Copies of death certificates are issued upon request. Certified copies of birth certificates for persons born in Tennessee 1949 or after may be requested through the health department.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
The health department provides FREE confidential testing and treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV. Contact follow-up conducted to avoid further spread of disease. Services are available without parental consent.
A program of ensuring checkups and healthcare services for persons from birth to 21 years age who have TennCare. Community Outreach Representatives are available to promote the importance of well child checkups and preventive care to individuals and group settings through participation in community activities, schools, agencies and home visits. For more information, call 648-7215.
Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of the tuberculosis patient and contacts are provided. Medication, when needed, is available at the health department.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
WIC is a federal program designed to provide supplemental food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care. WIC has proven to be effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems.
Contact: (931) 551-8777 Fax (931) 503-0691
1850 Business Park Dr., Suite 201
Hours: Monday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Director, Office of Adjudication,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.