EPSDT Exams (Early, Periodic, Screening Diagnosis, Treatment)
—Well child check ups are a major priority of the health department. Physical exams, school physicals and health screening are available for children with TennCare from birth to 21 years of age; for children uninsured, the charge is base on family income. An EPSDT exam is comprehensive and includes: health and developmental history, unclothed physical exam, vision screening, hearing screening, lab tests, immunizations and health education.
Community Outreach—works to assure babies, children, teens and young adults receive medical, dental, and behavioral health services entitled to them as TennCare recipients. Community Outreach workers participate in a variety of community outreach events.
HUGS (HELP US GROW SUCCESSFULLY)—The HUGS Program provides ongoing home visits and support for either prenatal clients, infants or children under six years of age who are at risk for medical problems or developmental delays. Services given are: parenting skills educations, preventive health teaching, early childhood education, medical care coordination and prenatal education.
CSS (CHILDREN’S SPECIAL SERVICES)—The CSS Program assists with medical treatment for children from birth to 21 years age who have a chronic illness or a medical condition which may affect the well-being of a child. Other services covered are medical supplies/drugs, therapy, hearing evaluations, and special foods.
DENTAL—The health department operates a dental clinic for children by appointment. Services include cleaning, restoration, and dental education. In addition, dental hygienists provide dental sealants to children in Hamblen county schools.