Montgomery County Health Department
Our Mission - To Promote, Protect And Improve The Health And Prosperity Of People In Tennessee
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 conditions 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 that all children are as healthy as they can be.
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 as well as diphtheria - tetanus boosters are available to adults for lasting protection against these diseases.
Women, Infant 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 up to age five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion, 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.
Medical staff are available for diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses. They also provide routine physicals for all ages. These may include clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, pap smears, colo-rectal, and other tests to screen for cancers. Special health counseling is provided as needed. We participate in TennCare and other insurance programs.
Food and General Sanitation
Environmental specialists are responsible for inspecting food service establishments, hotel/motels, public swimming pools, bed and breakfasts, child care facilities, schools, and other facilities. The division is also responsible for planning and promoting the rabies vaccination clinic and investigating animal bites. Please call (931) 648-5747. Select option 5 from the menu.
With physician referral, Registered Dietitians counsel individuals with special dietary needs such as hypertension, diabetes, and weight management. Nutrition education is also provided to community agencies, groups, and schools by the Health Educators or Diabetes Team.
Our diabetes team is here to assist our patients with their diabetic needs. They also offer to the community a Lifestyle Balance class, which is designed to educate the public on how to make small changes that will make a big difference in their health and wellness.
Please contact Tiffany Fuqua, RD (931) 648-7213.
Our health educators are here to offer free educational information and programs for schools, churches, workplaces, community groups, and individuals. Health topics include nutrition and healthy eating, sexual health, tobacco awareness and prevention, health risks of physical inactivity, employee wellness, substance abuse, cyber bullying, internet safety, and overall health and wellness. They also offer free smoking cessation classes.
Please call (931) 648-5747. Ask for Morganne Cook or Patti Hill.
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 call: (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.
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: Donna Parker (931) 648-7287.
Motor Voter Program
Voter registration forms will be available and assistance in completing the forms will be provided.
Pregnancy testing and referral are available. Please ask us which services we offer.
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. Birth and Death certificates are $15.00 each. Office hours: 8 am - 4 pm. Closed for lunch 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. Call (931) 648-7257
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
The health department provides FREE and 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.
A program of ensuring checkups and healthcare services for persons from birth to 21 years of age who have TennCare. Community Outreach Representatives are available to promote the importance of well-child checkups and preventive care to individuals and groups 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 tuberculosis patients and contacts are provided. Medications are available at the health department.