Healthy people, families, and communities.



WIC Services Will Continue. All Services Resume Thursday.

CherokeeCanton HD Closed July 21 Web County Health Department’s Canton Health Center on Univeter Road will CLOSE at 1 PM on Wednesday, July 21st for building maintenance. WIC services will NOT be affected by this closing and will continue to operate at the facility all day. Public health services at the Canton location will resume as normal on Thursday, July 22nd from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. To learn about all public health services provided in Cherokee County, go here on the North Georgia Health District website at

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We are seeking employees to join our dedicated teams across North Georgia Health District 1-2, which is comprised of six counties, including Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield!

Have you ever considered a career in Public Health?

Want to make a difference in your community?

Did you know that our mission is to promote and protect the health of the people in the North Georgia Health District, wherever they live, work and play, through population-based preventive programs?

Administrative, Child Health, Dental, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental, Infectious Disease, WIC Nutritional Services and Nurse Positions may be available in your area!

Click here to our Career Center to apply for open positions today!

Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • State retirement plans
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation & Sick Leave


One-Stop Spot for School State Health Requirements on Tuesday, July 27th!

Is your child ready for the upcoming school year? The Cherokee County Health Department is conducting a Back to School Rush Health Clinic on Tuesday, July 27th from 2 to 6 p.m. at public health department locations in both Canton and Woodstock. The required Hearing, Dental, Vision and BMI/Nutrition Screenings will be available: Total cost for screenings is $60. Also, immunizations will be provided for school-age children for $21.90 each (for uninsured or underinsured). Medicaid (including Amerigroup, CareSource, Peachstate and WellCare), Peachcare for Kids, HUMANA, AETNA, United Health Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Ambetter, CIGNA and Coventry are accepted. The health department location in Canton is 1219 Univeter Road and the location in Woodstock is 7545 North Main Street. For more information, please call (770) 345-7371 in Canton or (770) 928-0133 in Woodstock. (Click on Poster and Flyer below to download and share)

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The North Georgia Health District continually strives to help our communities with all public health needs. We recognize that our health departments are not equipped to offer Opioid addiction treatment or substance abuse services, but we do hope this Recovery Resource Guide will lead all who seek this type of assistance in the right direction, whether it be for themselves or for others.

This guide was updated in January 2021. Services, programs, and treatment options are constantly changing, so please refer back to this guide for updates to the listed facilities. This guide will be updated annually.

Please click on the 2021 Recovery Resource Guide graphic below in either English or Spanish to view and download the pdf document.

We want to thank the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department for setting a great example for our resource guide.