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  • For FREE COVID-19 TESTING in the North Georgia Health District, call 1-888-881-1474. Please keep calling if lines are busy. Learn more HERE.


¡Obtenga una prueba COVID-19 GRATUITA por parte de la salud pública local en el Centro Comunitario Mack Gaston este sábado 27 de junio! Ven a ser probado en cualquier momento entre las 8 am y 12 pm. No se necesita cita. No se requiere identificación. Solo venga preparado para hacerse la prueba y para aprender más sobre cómo protegerse, proteger a su familia y su comunidad de COVID-19.

El Centro Comunitario Mack Gaston está ubicado en 218 North Frederick Street, Dalton GA 30721. Para preguntas sobre las pruebas, llame al 1-888-881-1474.

Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 en nuestro sitio web, inicie sesión en www.nghd.org.

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Closed Health Depts in North GA Begin Reopening Monday


North, GA – Health departments in Gilmer, Murray and Pickens counties will begin reopening to the public during the week of Monday, June 8. Of the six county health departments in the North Georgia Health District, these three were temporarily closed as part of the districtwide concerted emergency response to COVID-19 and testing.

Only the most essential public health services are available at this time, and while public health staff in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties continue providing *free COVID-19 testing, health department days and/or hours of services will vary. Also, only the Cherokee County Health Department location in Canton is open to the public. Therefore, residents are required to call for an appointment prior to visiting their local health department.

*(Please refer HERE to the COVID-19 testing schedule as provided by public health in North Georgia. This schedule will change weekly. Call 1-888-881-1474 to register.)

Calling ahead for an appointment will also help protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing. Additional protective measures include screening visitors for COVID-19 symptoms as they arrive, and all staff and visitors must wear a face mask when entering the building. Also, clients with appointments must enter alone. Children arriving at the health departments for services must be accompanied by only one adult.  

Essential services at the county health departments include:

    • STD/HIV testing

    • All immunizations for children and adults, including, but not limited to, school required vaccinations, Tdap vaccinations for parents and grandparents of newborns, and Hepatitis A vaccinations

    • WIC vouchers – WIC services will continue to be available by phone at all county health departments in the North Georgia Health District. Call 706-370-4700.

Phone numbers for the county health departments are: Cherokee – (770) 345-7371; Fannin – (706) 632-3023; Gilmer – (706) 635-4343; Murray – (706) 695-4585; Pickens – (706) 253-2821; and, Whitfield – (706) 279-9600.

For information about opportunities for Free COVID-19 Testing by public health in North Georgia, go to bit.ly/FREE-COVID-19-Tests_NorthGA.

FREE COVID-19 Testing Available Memorial Day Weekend in North Georgia!

Two of our public health sites for FREE COVID-19 Testing will open at separate times during Memorial Day Weekend in Dalton and Woodstock! *One test site will operate from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, May 23rd at the Whitfield County Health Department (800 Professional Blvd in Dalton), and the other test site will operate from 9 AM to 12 PM on Monday, May 25th at the Cherokee County Health Department’s Woodstock location (7545 Main Street in Woodstock). Residents are to REGISTER ahead for an appointment by calling 1-888-881-1474. For more information about COVID-19 testing in North Georgia, click HERE on our website.

*Times are subject to change, depending on weather and/or other issues; therefore, registration ahead of time at 1-888-881-1474 is required.

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