Health & Social Services
Metro Public Health Department Health Clinics
Metro Public Health Department clinics offer a variety of preventive health services, including immunizations, testing and treatment of STDs, HIV, and TB, and family planning services. The Health Department provides services based on a sliding fee scale basis, and all are served regardless of their ability to pay.
Last year nearly 20,000 children and adults visited one of our three walk-in clinics and received immunizations that keep them safe from diseases such as measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough and tetanus. Our STD control program offers testing and treatment, and investigates those who might be at risk of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV. There were more than 19,000 clinic visits last year at our STD clinic, resulting in more than 2,200 field investigations. The Health Department’s Tuberculosis Control staff has made great strides in treating and preventing the spread of tuberculosis. Thanks to their work, cases of TB are at a record low in Nashville.