• 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.


  • CHEROKEE COUNTY 4-H RABIES CLINIC APRIL 17, 2010

    -RABIES SHOTS REQUIRED- It’s a Georgia Law! ALL DOGS AND CATS (3 months and older) MUST BE VACCINATED.

    CHEROKEE COUNTY 4-H RABIES CLINIC APRIL 17, 2010 RAIN OR SHINE- ONE DAY ONLY- NO MAKE UP DATES
  • Teen Health Awareness Day April 15, 2010

    Teen Health Awareness Day is on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Whitfield County Health Department on Professional Blvd. in Dalton, GA!

    This event is for Teens, Pre-Teens AND Parents! This FUN Event will Include:
    Teen Health Awareness Day
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    • Health Education
    • STD Testing
    • HIV Testing
    • Access to All Whitfield County Health Dept. Clinics
    • Local Healthcare Provider Information
    • Information on what is available for Teens in Dalton!
    There will be games, give-aways, fun inflatables, free water bottles for the first 200 attendees, and attendees can register to WIN a GUITAR HERO!

    Participating agencies will be Amerigroup, North Georgia Health District, Boys and Girls Club, Visions of Hope Youth Advocates, Family Support Council and Dare. For more information call 706-281-2326.
  • Ellijay dogs exposed to rabid raccoon

    Several dogs at an Ellijay, GA home were exposed to a raccoon that has now tested positive for rabies.

    On Sunday, March 14, 2010, a dog brought a live raccoon into a residential yard located on Henry Evans Road off Clear Creek Road in Ellijay. The property owner's Pomeranian-mix adult female dog began to attack the raccoon and suffered minor injuries. During the attack, another Pomeranian-mix puppy female was bitten above the right eye. The owner of these two dogs killed the raccoon on-site.
  • March is National Nutrition Month

    National Nutrition Month® (NNM) is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM started as National Nutrition Week back in 1973 and grew into National Nutrition Month® in 1980 due to the public’s growing interest in nutrition.
  • Annual Breastfeeding Conference

    Breastfeeding Coalition logo The Northwest Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition's Annual Breastfeeding Conference
    March 24, 2010

    featuring
    Teresa Pitman, LLLL


    Online Registration Now Open!

    Register NOW at www.nwgabfcoalition.com
    Approved for 6.75 L CERPs
    Please email nwgabfc@gmail.com for more information.
  • Babies Can't Wait Federal Grant

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