** ALERTS **
Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties are closed Friday, February 27, 2015, due to icy road conditions, and the North Georgia Health District office in Dalton will delay opening to noon.
Murray County Health Department
The Murray County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Murray County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.
Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income.
Family Planning Services
Provides birth control information, exams, and birth control methods to interested persons.
Provides Medicaid coverage to income-eligible pregnant women during the Medicaid application processing period.
Perinatal Case Management
Provides a person to person approach which weaves together resources, including health and social services, for pregnant women to allow for healthy pregnancies resulting in healthy babies.
Babies Can't Wait/Children 1st
Identifies and follows high-risk infants and children and provides a coordinated approach to health care for them.
Provides complete physical examinations to children from infancy to 21 years of age including screening tests, immunizations, and nutritional counseling.
Provides screening of medical and/or developmental problems for Medicaid-eligible children from infancy to 21 years of age.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening provides screening and follow up services to low income, uninsured/underinsured women throughout Georgia who meet eligibility requirements.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
This program is a special nutrition program that provides nutrition education, food supplements and referrals to health care providers to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.
Children's Medical Services
Serves children from birth to 21 years of age by providing various medical needs. Persons can be referred by physicians or public health nurses. Specialty clinics such as diabetes, seizure, hearing, cardiac, and orthopedics are provided. Murray County provides referral to this service.
Dental services are available at the local health department for children through age 18 in need of dental care.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services
Provides physical examinations, lab tests, and treatment of STDs, as well as follow-up for identified cases. Also provides HIV testing and counseling services.
Scoliosis screening is provided in the schools annually for the sixth and seventh grades.
Services for Healthier Communities:
MedBank is Murray County Health Department's effort to secure prescription drugs from the patient assistance program through the pharmaceutical companies.
No appointment is necessary. Clients must complete an application, provide monthly and yearly income verification, and have a doctor's referral. Medications are free through the pharmaceutical companies, however there is a $10.00 monthly fee for processing and handling. Call 706-695-4585 for further assistance.
Community Health Planning
Provides health data for the purpose of analyzing each local community's strengths and future health needs.
General Nursing Services
Provides immunizations, blood tests, hearing, vision, dental screening, tuberculosis screening and pregnancy tests.
Provides immunizations for all ages with an emphasis on adequate immunization in infants up to two years of age. Makes home visits to homebound adults in need of influenza vaccine.
Health Education Services
Provides educational services to individuals, community groups, churches, and public and private schools which are presented by nurses, nutritionists, health educators and other staff members. This includes but is not limited to the Car Seat Safety program that may also provide an appropriate safety seat for an infant or child within the requirements of State law.
*For more information on any of the services mentioned above contact the Murray County Health Department