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In order to receive services at the Living Bridge Center new patients must go through an eligibility determination. Once completed, this process only needs to be completed every six months.

Once eligible, you are able to access all the services and medical care designed to help you reach the best level of healthy living.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible for services with The Living Bridge Center, you must be HIV+ (unless you are wanting PrEP or STD services).
If you have proof of your status with you, bring it to your eligibility appointment. If you do not have proof, we can provide you a confirmatory test free of charge.

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS

The Living Bridge Center serves individuals living with HIV in the six-county region of Northern Georgia. These counties are: Whitfield, Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Murray.

We can see patients who meet all of the eligibility requirements and who live outside of these six counties. Please consult with your Nurse Case Manager for details regarding receiving services while living outside of our six-county region.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Most eligible patients received services free of charge at The Living Bridge Center. In order to be financially eligible, you cannot make more than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. This will be explained to you during your eligibility appointment. Bring your proof of income to your first appointment.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Patients of The Living Bridge Center do not have to have insurance coverage. Our Benefits Coordinator will work with you to determine if you have insurance, are eligible for insurance or will receive services cost free using Federal funds.

 
North Georgia Health District (NGHD) and the Living Bridge Center (TLBC) do not refuse services based on age, religion, race, economic status, sexual orientation, or mode of transmission.

For more information concerning an item in the press room you may contact:
Jennifer King
Public Information Officer
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Phone: 706-529-5757 ext. 13191

Message From Ray King, District Director of Environmental Health:ray.jpg
Exactly what is environmental health? Most people are surprised to learn of all the different things we do. We enforce regulations but we also provide many services to the public. We are part of public health but overlap with areas of environmental protection. You might find us inspecting a restaurant, giving advice to a homeowner on asbestos or lead paint, investigating a complaint, issuing a septic system permit, interviewing a victim of West Nile, reviewing a subdivision, sending off the head of a raccoon for rabies testing, and many more activities. We’ve come a long way from the days when most of environmental health concerned simple sanitation.

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For additional information and printable forms visit your County Environmental Health Office page:
Cherokee | Fannin | Gilmer | Murray | Pickens | Whitfield

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.

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

Click below for a brief Virtual Tour of the Whitfield County Health Department!

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The Living Bridge (Link)

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.

murray_nurseThe Murray County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Murray 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.

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

Cherokee HD BrochureView our Brochure (pdf)The Cherokee County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Cherokee 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.

Our Services

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Please contact your local Babies Can’t Wait office at: 706-529-5763 or toll free 1-888-276-1558

To find COVID-19 Information for North Georgians, click HERE.

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 and response 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 and more by visiting Ready Georgia. Click on these four important steps Georgians can take to protect ourselves, those in our care and those in the community who may depend on us financially:

 
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 acquire resources that will supplement disrupted or over burdened services and relieve the suffering and trauma of victims. 

Our Vision

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Click below for full scoop on our Latest News:

North Georgia Health District Wins 2019 Darrell Enfinger Golden Bulldog Award!Golden Bulldog Award 4

To get more information on preparing for emergencies that you can share, click on these downloadble resources below: 

dentistNGHD WANTS TO RECRUIT YOU!

Advantages of working with Public Health dentistry:

  • You have no overhead expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, staff wages, etc.
  • You can choose from an array of benefits including life, health, dental, legal and vision insurance.
  • Short and long term disability insurance.
  • Paid sick leave and vacation leave.
  • Paid malpractice insurance.
  • Forgiveness of dental school loans.
  • Compensation for CEU’s

To learn more about a specific county's clinic view the links below.