Blountville Health Department

Find Blountville Tennessee health departments, DOH, and health and human services. Health departments provide information on health insurance, affordable health care, public health, human services, women's healthcare, children and family health services and issues.

Sullivan County Health Department 154 Blountville Bypass Blountville TN 37617 423-279-2777

Tennessee Health Department 3193 Tennessee 126 Blountville TN 37617 423-279-1616

About Blountville Health Departments

Blountville Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Blountville, TN. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Blountville public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Blountville restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses
Find Blountville Vital Records

Blountville Health Departments provide a wide variety of public records upon request. These records include birth records for individuals born in Blountville and death records for individuals who have died in Blountville. The Department of Public Health may also provide copies of Tennessee marriage certificates registered in the County.

Enforcing Health Codes

At the state level, TN Public Health Departments set standards and reporting requirements, establish the health code, monitor reportable diseases, develop Tennessee statewide plans for responding to public health emergencies, and coordinate with Blountville Health Departments to protect the health of the public. At the and local level, Health Depts are responsible for enforcing health codes and regulations, tracking reportable diseases, reporting disease information to Tennessee Health Services, carrying out inspections, and issuing licenses for regulated activities.

Restaurant Inspections

Health Departments play a role in food safety by inspecting Blountville restaurants and food service establishments and issuing licenses that allow them to operate. Food service businesses are subject to strict health regulation in Blountville. Inspections are conducted on a periodic basis depending on the type of establishment. Inspections may also be triggered by complaints.

Drinking Water Testing

Health Departments in Blountville, TN inspect and test wells and septic systems for contaminants such as bacteria, non-organic chemicals, naturally occurring radioactivity, and naturally occurring compounds. Wells and septic systems must receive a permit from the Blountville Health Department before going into operation.

Disease Surveillance

Health Departments track numerous infectious diseases in order to prevent and contain breakouts with immunization clinics. Tennessee State,, and local Health Departments establish systems with health care providers, schools, and other institutions to rapidly identify and communicate instances of reportable infectious diseases.

Blountville Public Health

Health Departments also educate the public regarding a wide range of Blountville health concerns, including food borne illnesses, mosquito borne illnesses, immunization, and healthy behaviors. Many Departments of Health Services offer clinical services, such as flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and health consultations.