Health Department extends hours

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 5:21 am

immunizationThe Lincoln County Health Department is offering extended hours on Monday, July 29, in order to assure that children are fully immunized prior to the start of school.

The health department will remain open until 5:30 p.m. each of these days to provide service for individuals who cannot visit the clinic during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Children may be eligible to receive free vaccine if they have no insurance, are enrolled in TennCare, have private insurance that does not cover vaccines or are American Indian or Alaska Native. There is a separate charge for administration of the vaccine, which may be discounted for children with no insurance, who are American Indian or Alaska Native and children with private insurance that does not cover vaccines.

Parents with insurance for their children that covers vaccines should contact their child’s primary care provider to get immunizations. If the private provider does not have vaccines available for older children or adolescents, parents may call the health department for an appointment. Parents should bring proof of insurance and a current shot record for each child to the exam. There may be charges associated with this service.

For more information, contact the health department at 931-433-3231.

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