The Department of Health operates a number of toll-free hotlines to provide information about the following topics and services:
If you have questions or concerns regarding HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases you can call the HIV/STD Hotline. The Hotline is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST with counselors trained to provide information about the sexually transmitted disease, how it is transmitted, and where you can get tested.
(615) 741-7247 (for direct access to a person)
Persons may call with questions or concerns about any environmental pollution or chemical exposures they think may be affecting their health.
The Health Access Hotline is available to provide information about the Health Access Incentive Program to interested parties or potential applicants. The program provides financial incentives for primary care providers who agree to practice in medically underserved areas of Tennessee. Callers may also receive information about rural health issues, the Department's annual medical recruitment fair, and the National Health Service Corps.
Health Related Boards Investigations can provide you with information about how to file a complaint against a health care professional licensed in the State of Tennessee or advise you if any previous disciplinary actions have been taken against a licensee. State law prohibits the release of information concerning any investigation that did not result in disciplinary action.
The Division of Health Care Facilities manages the federally required Home Health Agency Complaint Hotline. Any individual who may have concerns over the care they have received or a family member may have received from a Home Health Agency in Tennessee can call this hotline to register their complaint(s).
This hotline is available nationwide for confidential reporting to the Tennessee Department of Health about issues pertaining to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Health Studies Project. The hotline also allows callers to request copies of published reports and to inquire about future meeting dates of the Oak Ridge Health Agreement Steering Panel.
The Teen Pregnancy Information Clearinghouse serves as a central source of information on teen pregnancy statistics, resource materials, and services. Also available is information on teen pregnancy programs in the state and upcoming conferences and workshops.
743-2000 (Nashville area)
TTY Line: 1-877-779-3103
The Family Assistance Service Center is available weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. TennCare’s automated Voice Response System is available around-the-clock. Operators provide information on eligibility, TennCare Health Plans, applications, and address changes.
Operators are available to answer questions concerning the TennCare Partners Program
The Tennessee Redline is a toll-free telephone service coordinated by the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services, under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services. Information specialists are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions and provide information and referrals on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling.
The Traumatic Brain Injury Hotline provides information on traumatic brain injury data and Tennessee's Traumatic Brain Injury Program. Staff are available to respond to questions, make referrals, or provide educational information.
The WIC Hotline provides information on the WIC nutrition program services and assistance in locating a WIC clinic site. The hotline also allows WIC participants to report problems they have experienced with the program.