Sunday, August 23, 2009

Open House Held at New Buildings

Tennessee Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Jim Shulman and Health Services Assistant Commissioner Cathy Taylor were on hand for an open house Friday at the new Putnam County Health Department facility in Cookeville. During their visit, they met with county staff members as well as local and state government officials. The new Putnam County Health Department building is part of a multi-million dollar complex developed to meet the needs of the growing population in Putnam County. The complex, funded by the county and state governments, also includes Putnam County Emergency Services and the Election Commission. Officials say the mission of the Health Department is to provide comprehensive primary and preventive health services to the uninsured, the underinsured and the medically underserved populations. The Putnam County Health Department at 701 County Services Drive in Cookeville provides an array of services including primary care, family planning, immunizations, well child screenings, WIC and nutrition services, breast and cervical cancer screening, birth and death certificates, children’s special services, HIV testing and counseling, and communicable disease control. Hours for the clinic are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.