Montgomery County Health Dept.
Our Mission - To Promote, Protect And Improve The Health And Prosperity Of People In Tennessee
The health educators are available to provide free educational services for schools, churches, workplaces and community groups. Some of the topics they cover are: cyber bullying, sexually transmitted diseases, dangers of tobacco and nutrition.
Please contact them:
Megan Carroll ext. 7289
Jennifer Hamilton ext. 7214
Patti Hill ext. 7251
Our diabetes team is here to assist our patients with their diabetic needs. They also offer to the community a Lifestyle Balance class. This class is to educate the public on how to make small changes that will make a big difference in their lives.
Please contact them:
Tiffany Fuqua, RD (931) 648-7213
Nancy Yount, RN (931) 648-7248
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
Is a Federal program designed to provide supplemental food to low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infant and children up to age five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals for health care. WIC has been proven to be effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems.
Contact: (931) 551-8777 Fax (931) 503-0691
Hours: Monday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
See bottom of page to get a list of items needed for your WIC visit.
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.
Contact Norma Collazo (931) 648-7211.
Dental Services are provided to uninsured children and those with TennCare, under the age of 21. Adults are only seen in cases of emergency.
Open 7:45a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Closed for lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m..
For more information: (931) 648-7261.
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.
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.
For more information contact: Catina Barger (931) 648-7212 or Donna Parker (931) 648-7287.
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 Educators or Diabetes Team.
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. Open 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. and 1:30 - 3:50 p.m..
As of July 1, 2015 Birth and Death certificates are $15.00 each. (931) 648-7257
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. Testing is done on a walk-in basis : M - F 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Always call to make sure the walk-in times are available.
Call: (931) 648-5747
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 Lori Waller (931) 648-7215. TennCare Kids Website
Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the tuberculosis patient and contacts are provided. Medications are available at the health department.