Sumner County Health Department

Gallatin Clinic
1005 Union School Road
Gallatin, TN 37066
Fax: 206-9742
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hendersonville Clinic
351 New Shackle Island Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Fax: 824-9771
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Portland Clinic
214 West Longview
Portland, TN
Fax: 325-5549
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Our Mission:

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee.

Services include:

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.

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.

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.

Help Us Grow Successfully (HUGS) Program – Case management services, including home visits, are provided to high risk prenatal patients by bilingual case managers. Services for first time Moms to promote parenting skills and monitor infant growth and development.

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 Tennessee in or after 1949). Records for all county deaths are maintained and state Vital Record Reports are completed.

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. Low income, uninsured women suspected of or diagnosed with cervical or breast cancer can be assisted in obtaining TennCare quickly.

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

If you need any help with TennCare, call the Family Assistance Service Center for free. Their number is 1-866-311-4287. In Nashville, call 743-2000