• The North Georgia Health District office and all Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will return to operating under normal working hours on Friday, January 19th. The health district office is open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Please click on the LOCATIONS tab below to find the hours of operation for each county Public Health facility. Thank you!

Emergency Preparedness

Are you ready for an emergency?
family home 2Natural disasters, like widespread epidemics, earthquakes and flooding, or man-made ones, such as fire or explosions, can happen without warning. Being prepared for emergencies can greatly lessen injury and loss of life or property. The North Georgia Health District is part of the emergency preparedness network in each of our counties - Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield - and we are coordinating plans with our partners to make our communities better prepared for disaster.

It's too late to prepare once a disaster strikes. Getting yourself and your family informed on proper safety procedures and securing a few easy-to-acquire supplies ahead of time can go a long way towards easing the impact of a disaster or emergency. Learn how to create your own disaster plan by visiting ready.ga.gov and by also clicking on the resources down below.

Our Mission
  • David Huskey and Darryl in Camden CoTo coordinate and/or deliver public health services in response to terrorism, natural disasters, or other public health emergencies.
  • To facilitate and/or seek private resources to: Supplement disrupted or over burdened services; Relieve the suffering and trauma of victims

Our Vision

FanninDrill croppedThe Emergency Preparedness office will assist with and/or deliver plans, policies, operating procedures, assessment tools and training/education to establish and promote emergency preparedness/readiness in our organization and community.


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