• Happy Thanksgiving from the North Georgia Health District! Our district offices in Dalton will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 23 and 24. All our Public Health Departments and services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will also be closed both days. Best wishes from us to you for a healthy and safe holiday!

Pickens County Health Department

The Pickens County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Pickens 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:

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.

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 Check
Provides screening of medical and/or developmental problems for Medicaid-eligible children from infancy to 20 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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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