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 can make referrals for medical/dental services to be sure all children are as healthy as they can be.
If your child is a new patient, please print and complete the Health History questionnaire (English; Spanish) and bring to your appointment with a list of any medications your child is taking.
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.
TennCare is a program to ensure persons from birth to 21 years of age who have TennCare receive their recommended checkups and health and dental services. 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 (615) 794-1542.