• 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.

Gilmer County Health Department

The Gilmer County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Gilmer 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.

Services:

Prenatal Services
Offers examinations to pregnant women (laboratory work and nutritional counseling and education).

Family Planning Services
Provides birth control information, exams, and birth control methods to interested persons.

Presumptive Eligibility
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/Child Tracking Program
Identifies and follows high-risk infants and children and provides a coordinated approach to health care for them.

Well Baby
Provides complete physical examinations to children from infancy to 6 years of age including screening tests, immunizations, and nutritional counseling.

Health Checks
Provides screening of medical and/or developmental problems for Medicaid-eligible children from infancy to 20 years of age.

Newborn Screening
Provides metabolic blood tests to assess for metabolic abnormalities that can cause mental retardation and other permanent disorders.

Dental Clinic
Provides dental services for children

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides screening and follow up services to low income, uninsured/underinsured women throughout Georgia who meet eligibility requirements.

Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program
Provides blood pressure screening, education, monitoring, treatment, and follow-up.

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.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services
Provides physical examinations, lab tests, and treatment of STDs, as well as follow-up for identified cases. Also provides AIDS testing and counseling services.


Services for Healthier Communities:

General Nursing Services
Provides immunizations, blood tests, hearing, vision, dental screening, tuberculosis screening and pregnancy tests.

Immunizations
Provides immunizations for all ages with an emphasis on adequate immunization in infants up to two years of age.

On-site Immunization Clinics
Provides on-site vaccinations to employee groups.

Child Safety Seat checks and fittings

*For more information on any of the services mentioned above contact the Gilmer County Health Department.

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