Health Department

Trousdale County Health Department
541 East Main Street
Hartsville, TN 37074
615-374-2112
Hours: 8am - 4:30pm | Monday - Friday

INFANT FORMULA INFORMATION
COVID TESTING


INFANT FORMULA INFORMATION
CITY, Tenn. – The Trousdale County Department of Health is encouraging parents and caregivers to go to the Tennessee WIC website, https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/fhw/wic.html for important information on the infant formula shortage that is impacting many people in our county, the state and across the country.

“We know the infant formula shortage is a scary time for parents and caregivers, but our staff are here to help and there are several helpful resources available to help,” said Adalberto Valdez (County Health Department Director).

A substitution list of nutritionally equivalent formulas can be found at https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/program-areas/wic/TN-WIC-Temporary-Formula-Substitutions.pdf. The formula substitution list is pertinent to all consumers, regardless of if they are a WIC participant or not.
Tips for parents and caregivers:
• Do not dilute formula because this can lead to chemical imbalances that can be dangerous for an infant.
• The FDA and American Association of Pediatrics strongly discourage using homemade formula. It could cause additional health concerns such as chemical imbalances, gastrointestinal distress, or allergic reactions.
• Parents should consult with their pediatrician about introducing cow’s milk if their baby is close to one year of age. It may be a good option for a limited time depending on your baby’s age and other conditions.
• Parents can begin to introduce solid foods beginning at 4 months of age for healthy infants for additional nutritional support. Parents can consult with their provider or American Academy of Pediatrics resources for additional information https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx
• Parents should only use FDA-regulated infant or toddler formulas and please consult your pediatrician or local WIC office if you have questions or concerns about formula.

A mother’s breastmilk is the best nutritional support for her baby if she is able to breastfeed. Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed if possible. Families, workplaces, community spaces, and religious groups can encourage this by providing appropriate space and time to breastfeed.
For more information contact the Trousdale County Health Department. 615-374-2112


COVID TESTING
Beginning May 2, 2022, the Health Department's new times for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations will be the following.

PCR testing
will be done on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm. Must call the health department to schedule an appointment at (615) 374-2112.
COVID-19 vaccinations will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm.  You must use the following website to schedule an appointment TN COVID-19 Hub – Find COVID-19 Information in TN

Self-test kits and rapid tests will be given from 8am to 3pm Monday through Friday, a limit of two per individual. Adults tested with the new self-tests will register and receive their results online. The self-tests are not approved for use in children under age 18. Children and adults unable to register online can still receive the standard nasal swab COVID-19 tests. Test results may be available within 72 hours of arrival at the lab, depending on the volume of tests the testing lab receives. Information will be provided to participants at testing locations on what they can expect after being tested. This information is also available online at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.

COVID-19 testing is widely available in Tennessee from local health departments and other health care providers. A map of COVID-19 testing sites across the state is available at www.tn.gov/content/tn/health/cedep/ncov/remote-assessment-sites.html. Hours of operation and contact information are provided for each site.


Adalberto Valdez
County Director 
Trousdale and Wilson County 

927 East Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN  37087
615-444-5325  ext. 1023
adalberto.valdez@tn.gov
Hope Gregory
Office Supervisor
541 E Main St
PO Box 439
Hartsville, TN 37074
office: 615-374-2112
fax: 615-374-1119
Hope.L.Gregory@tn.gov
Trousdale Office: 615-374-2112
Trousdale Office Hours:
     Monday  - Friday
     8am - 4:30pm


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