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


Health Department Services


Baby and Me Tobacco Free
An incentive-based, smoking cessation program created to reduce the burden of tobacco use on the pregnant and postpartum population. Those eligible to participate include pregnant women living in Tennessee who use tobacco products and would like to quit smoking. Contact the Sequatchie County Health Department to enroll today.


Child Health
Well baby/child exams, Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) exams, are provided to children 20 years and younger.


Children’s Special Services (CSS)/Help Us Grow Stronger (HUGS)

CSS- Medical services coordinated by a social worker for children with special health care needs who are under 21 years of age and who meet both program diagnostic and financial guidelines.


HUGS- Home visiting and care coordination program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and young children with the goals of promoting healthy pregnancies to ensure positive outcomes, assisting clients and families in accessing health care and other social and educational services, and providing individualized education regarding pregnancy, growth, development, and parenting education. Eligible persons include pregnant/postpartum women and children birth through five years old.


Communicable Disease Screening

Sexually Transmitted Diseases which include confidential testing, treatment, and contact follow up 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.


Family Planning

Education, counseling, physical exams, and birth control methods are provided at GCHD by a physician one day per week. Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening (BCS) is also provided for qualified individuals. Click here to see a list of eligibility requirements for the BCS program.


Food and General Sanitation
The environmentalist inspects existing food service establishments and reviews plans for prospective ones. Inspections are also conducted on hotels, motels, public swimming pools, bed and breakfasts, childcare facilities and school cafeterias.


Health Education/Promotion
Health education activities are provided that focuses attention on lifestyle choices that result in positive differences for at-risk groups.


Immunizations are provided for infants, children, and adults. Contact GCHD for eligibility requirements based on your insurance status.


Primary Care
Routine health care management for uninsured individuals age 19-64.


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a federal program designed to provide supplemental food to income eligible pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children until the age of five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, and breastfeeding promotion and support. Click here to see current income guidelines for the WIC program.


Vital Records
Birth Certificates
- Certified copies of birth certificates for birth occurring in Tennessee from 1949 to present can be obtained at SCHD. The price of a birth certificate is $8.00 per copy.

Death Certificates- Certified copies of death certificates may be obtained from SCHD if the death was pronounced in Sequatchie County. SCHD maintains records of death for six years. The price of a death certificate is $7.00 per copy.

Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity- Service provided to parents to establish legal paternity of child. For eligibility information, please contact the Sequatchie County Health Department.


Hours of Operation 16939 Rankin Ave Charlene Nunley
Monday-Friday Dunlap, Tennessee County Health Department Director
8:00-4:30 Phone: 423-949-3619 Email: Charlene.Nunley@tn.gov

Closed on State Holidays Fax: 423-



Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program


General Eligibility Guidelines

  • Female

  • At or below 250% poverty guidelines

  • Uninsured or under insured (insurance will not pay for needed screening or diagnostic services)

  • No TennCare

  • No Medicare

  • Ages 40-64 *See below for age break down for services since some services are available for women < 40


2015 Poverty Guidelines for Tennessee 250% FPL


Persons in Family Monthly Annual
1 $2452.08 $29,425
2 $3318.75 $39825

3 $4185.42 $50,225

4 $5052.08 $60,625

5 $5918.75 $71,025

6 $6785.42 $81,425

7 $7652.08 $91,825

8 $8518.75 $102,225

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $10,400 to annual ($866.67 to monthly).


Breast Screening Eligibility Cervical Screening Eligibility

Age 50-64: eligible for screening mammogram Age 40-64: Eligible for pap if

Age 40-49: eligible for screening mammogram she still has her cervix or if she
only if has had a hysterectomy for cervical
1) Pt has had breast cancer before, or cancer/precancer.
2) If pt has a mother, sister or daughter who has
Age <40: BCS cannot pay for Paps,
had breast cancer. unless it is a follow up to a
Age <40: not eligible for screening mammogram colposcopy.


Women ages 18-64 are eligible for diagnostic Ages 18-64 with abnormal Paps
testing if they have symptoms suspicious for may qualify for enrollment for
breast cancer. colposcopy (diagnostic testing).
*Ladies under age 40, must have approval
from regional coordinator. To qualify, ages
18-39 must have one of the following: discrete
palpable mass, nipple discharge or changes, breast
pain, or abnormal mammogram and/or


Ladies diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or precancerous conditions may be eligible for Presumptive TennCare immediately. To be eligible for Presumptive TennCare through the TBCSP program, she must also meet the general eligibility guidelines.

*If a man presents with a breast symptom, please contact the regional coordinator to see if there is any other funding available to help him.





(Effective from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016)


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