The mission of the Sevier County Health Department is to protect and promote the health of Sevier County citizens and visitors to Sevier County. The health department's main functions are: 1) assuring services by promoting the development of services outreach and assistance to services; 2) assessment to determine health status, health resources and health problems; and 3) policy development which leads to protection and promotion of health.
General Environmental Health services include inspections of restaurants & food, bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels, day care centers, schools, campgrounds, public pools & hot tubs, tattoo establishments & artists. This division promotes annual rabies clinics throughout the county, follows up on animal bites, delivers specimen to the laboratory for testing of rabies, and follows up on laboratory results. New pool plans are approved for compliance with state regulations.
The Sevier County Health Department works closely with Child Care Facilities in Sevier County to encourage the enactment of the Gold Sneaker Initiative within their facilities. The Gold Sneaker Initiative was developed to enhance policy related to health and wellness within licensed child care facilities across Tennessee. Learn More>>
Breastfeeding Support Group hosted by the Sevier County Health Department. Open to all nursing and pregnant moms and their families. 5:00 - 6:30 PM at the King Family Library. For more information, call (865) 429-6279.
Dates for the rest of the year are:
August 10, 2015
September 14, 2015
October 12, 2015
November 9, 2015
December 14, 2015