Blount County Health Department Celebrates 100 Years of Public Health Service
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Blount County Health Department celebrated its centennial year of service today at the clinic in Maryville. Blount County Health Department staff members joined colleagues from the Tennessee Department of Health, Blount County officials and other community members for the event. The Blount County Health Department was established as the first public health department in Tennessee in 1919.
‘’We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and the hard work and dedication of our employees at the Blount County Health Department over the past 100 years and their ongoing efforts to improve the health of everyone in Blount County,’’ said East Regional Health Office Director Janet Ridley.
Over the past 100 years the Blount County Health Department has been part of the fight against outbreaks of diseases like tuberculosis, polio, smallpox, influenza and many others. Today the Blount County Health Department continues to protect, promote and improve the health of people in the community through services including well child examinations, environmental health services, immunizations, family planning, dental care, primary care and birth and death certificates. The clinic has served more than 15,000 patients and clients so far in 2019.
‘’We want Blount County residents to know about the many services we provide and that we’re committed to continue serving people in this great community for many years to come,‘’ said Blount County Health Department Director Robert Schmidt.
The Blount County Health Department is located at 301 McGhee Street in Maryville and is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information on services call the clinic at 865-983-4582.