• 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!

UP TO 5.3 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. ARE INFECTED WITH HEPATITIS AND MOST DON'T KNOW IT!

Read below about FREE Hepatitis C Testing in the North Georgia Health District

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FREE rapid Hepatitis C virus testing is available at health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties. These tests can produce a preliminary result in 20 minutes by using a finger stick test.

Anyone who falls within one or more of the following categories is at higher risk for HCV and is urged to take advantage of this free rapid Hepatitis C testing:

  • Born between 1945 and 1965
  • Past or present injection drug use
  • Sharing of any drug equipment
  • HIV positive
  • Blood transfusions prior to 1992
  • Clotting factors prior to 1987
  • Sexual partner of someone who is Hepatitis C positive
  • Tattoo or body piercing in an unprofessional setting

Click on the above LOCATIONS tab to contact the nearest county health department within the North Georgia Health District nearest you. Learn more about hepatitis from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/resources/professionals/pdfs/abctable.pdf.

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