• The North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton and Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will be CLOSED on Monday, April 24th for a State Holiday. This also applies to all Environmental Health, WIC and Children's Medical Services. Normal hours of operation will resume the following day.


  • Fifth rabies case of the year confirmed in Cherokee County

    Cherokee County Environmental Health Officials announced that they have received confirmation of rabies in a local raccoon.

    Glen Gordy of the county environmental health office stated, “We had a positive raccoon notification from the state lab on December 10.”
  • Free HIV Testing on December 29th

    THE NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT WILL PROVIDE FREE HIV TESTING FROM THE HAMILTON HEALTHMOBILE AT LOWE’S ON CLEVELAND HIGHWAY IN DALTON, GA ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009 FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM. CALL 706-281-2360 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • North Georgia Health District now providing H1N1 vaccine to general public

    The North Georgia Health District has now opened provision of H1N1 vaccine to the general public.

    Health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will now provide the vaccine at no charge to the general population. However, an administrative fee may be charged through Medicare, Medicaid, and all third party insurance including State Health Benefit plans for United Health Care and CIGNA. Residents are asked to bring their insurance cards at the time of service. Service will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the current vaccine supply is depleted.
  • Local public safety agencies to receive AEDs and defibrillator training

    Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the North Georgia Health District, fire and police agencies in both Fannin and Gilmer Counties have received several automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) intended to improve defibrillation response to sudden cardiac arrests experienced by adults and children in the two counties. Also via the grant, firefighters and police officers will be trained on the use of the AEDs.
  • More H1N1 Flu Vaccine available in North Georgia Health District

    Health departments in the North Georgia Health District have received an additional shipment of H1N1 influenza vaccine of 19,000 doses comprised of both nasal spray and injectable forms of the vaccine.

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