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Closed for July 4 2022


The North Georgia Health District office and all Public Health Departments, Programs and Services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties will be CLOSED on Monday for the Fourth of July. 

Mako Medical Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing will be OPEN on the 4th from 8 AM to 3 PM at Pleasant Grove Park, 1732 Pleasant Grove Dr, Dalton GA 30721. Click HERE for more information.

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Is your child ready for the upcoming school year with *Georgia’s school health requirements? Get it all done safely, conveniently, and affordably at a one-stop spot! The Cherokee County Health Department is conducting a Back to School Health Clinic from 2 to 6 PM on THREE upcoming Tuesdays: July 19, July 26, and August 2. The clinic will Back_To_School_Health_Clinic_Flyer_icon.pngClick Back To School Health Clinic flyer (Eng/Sp) to download & sharebe held at the Canton and Woodstock Health Centers. The required Hearing, Dental, Vision and BMI/Nutrition Screenings will be available: Total cost for screenings is $60. Immunizations needed for school children will be provided 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.

Please note: Clients may be seen for these services at the health centers any weekday by appointment during regular clinic hours. Please call ahead using the phone number listed above for the preferred health center.

*https://georgia.gov/get-required-health-records-attend-school

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HIV Testing is Self-care!

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North Georgia – In honor of National HIV Testing Day, free HIV testing will be offered in the North Georgia Health District on Monday, June 27th, at The Living Bridge Centers in Dalton and Canton and at the Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield County Health Departments. Walk-ins are welcome during regular clinic hours! Click HERE to check clinic hours for each location.

The Living Bridge Centers are also providing complementary condoms, cups, stickers, and more that day. The county health departments will offer a variety of items, as well.

Each year on June 27th, National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is recognized as a day to emphasize and encourage HIV testing. This year, NHTD is observed as COVID-19 and HIV epidemics continue to affect our communities and healthcare infrastructures.

Just as self-care has been particularly critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, HIV testing is self-care that helps people know their HIV status so they can begin the prevention or treatment they need to live a long and healthy life, regardless of their status.

For anyone unable to go to The Living Bridge Centers or county health departments on National HIV Testing Day, a free HIV self-test kit may be ordered online at https://www.gacapus.com/r/get-tested/ (if at any time that link seems to not function properly, please use this link instead: https://sendss.state.ga.us/sendss/!hivcasemanagement.pretestsurvey1).

For more information about HIV testing, prevention, and treatment, go to The Living Bridge Center website at https://www.nghd.org/tlbc-home.

 

These are The Living Bridge Center and Health Department Locations in North Georgia:

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North Georgia - In honor of the federal holiday, Juneteenth, observed annually on June 19th, our district and county offices will be closed on Monday, June 20th. This includes all public health services and programs in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. We will resume our services the following day.

MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing in Dalton will remain open on Monday - please learn more HERE

Juneteenth is also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day. It was first recognized as a national holiday last year in celebration of June 19, 1865, the date when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to free the remaining enslaved people in the United States.

Please learn more about Juneteenth as a national Day of Observance by clicking on the Presidential Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021