Child health physicals
are provided for uninsured population on a sliding fee scale.
EPSDT physicals (well check-ups) are provided to TennCare
recipients with proof of TennCare coverage. These physicals include
a complete family & medical history; vision, hearing & developmental
screenings, as well as screening for risk of tuberculosis, cholesterol
& lead risk. A complete physical is performed by a nurse &
any abnormal findings are referred to the client’s Primary
EPSDT physicals are by appointment & TennCare is billed.
are vital in protecting our children from many childhood diseases.
Nationally, mandatory childhood immunizations programs have resulted
in the elimination or reduction of many childhood diseases including
measles, chickenpox, HIB meningitis, polio, etc. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention estimates that immunizations save
the lives of over 3 million children per year.
Children's Special Services
The Tennessee Children’s
Special Services program assures appropriate, timely comprehensive,
quality services to children 0 to 21 who have or are at-risk for
special needs. The program promotes the well-being of children in
a manner that is family centered, culturally sensitive and community
based through services coordinators acting as liaisons for children,
families and providers- facilitation, collaborating and forming
partnerships that are flexible and creative in meeting the unique
needs of each child.
For more information, please contact us at 865- 425- 8732.
Communicable Disease Investigation
Public Health Representatives
are assigned the responsibility of detecting, preventing, and controlling
infectious and environmentally-related illnesses of public health
significance. A unique attribute of infectious diseases is that
they can often be prevented, and thus, efforts to that end result
in lower expenditures for health care and less personal discomfort
Environmentally-related illnesses are often the result
of the interaction of external physical and chemical factors with
other variables, including lifestyle, nutrition, and genetics. Detecting,
preventing, and controlling both infectious and environmental disease
provides enormous financial and emotional benefits to the citizens
of Anderson County. Surveillance is dependent on reporting and the
assistance of personnel in our local health department, physicians,
infection control practitioners, and laboratory staff. Many committed
health care professionals throughout Tennessee contribute to the
ongoing reporting of disease.
The Communicable Disease Program focuses on threes areas: sexually
transmitted disease services, tuberculosis (TB) services,
and HIV/AIDS services. Tennessee public health laws give the Tennessee
Department of Health responsibility for implementing regulations
for the control of communicable disease in Tennessee. The Anderson
County Health Department is responsible for carrying out these requirements
in Anderson County.