National Campaign Celebrates Health Centers Rooted in Communities 

CARTHAGE, Tenn. – The Smith County Community Health Center/Health Department will celebrate National Health Center Week on August 4-10, 2019. The goal of this observance is to raise awareness of the ways health centers are providing affordable health care in communities.

There are 14 community health centers/health departments across the Upper Cumberland Region. These health centers provide full-service adult and pediatric primary care as well as preventive health services to anyone with private insurance, TennCare or Medicare, as well as those without insurance. They are part of a nationwide network of health centers that serve more than 28 million people.

“We are proud of the work our community center/health department does to provide people in this community with numerous health services and treatment as well as the resources they need to help prevent disease and improve the health of everyone who lives here,” said Michael Railling.

To learn more about the services of your local community health center, please call 615-735-0242.

You can also visit the Tennessee Department of Health online at, and connect with TDH on Facebook and Twitter @TNDeptofHealth.