NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT

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  • NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT SERVICES

    NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT SERVICES

Prenatal Care

Personal Service
Offers examinations to pregnant women (laboratory work and nutritional counseling and education).

MedBank

District Program

MedBank is NGHD's effort to secure prescription drugs from the patient-assistance program through the pharmaceutical companies.

Adult Dental

Personal Service
Progressive public health efforts at the Whitfield County Health Department state of the art dental clinic provide emergency dental care targeted at adults who have had limited or no access to dental care.

Babies Can't Wait

District Program
Part C early intervention builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

Benefits Coordination

The Living Bridge Center
Accessing medical care can be confusing. It seems like medical insurance plans are written in Greek. Need assistance with navigating these systems of care and coverage? Say hello to The Living Bridge Center Benefits Coordinators

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Personal Service
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening provides screening and follow up services to low income, uninsured/underinsured women throughout Georgia who meet eligibility requirements.

Case Management

The Living Bridge Center
Each Living Bridge Center patient has their own medical case manager. They work with you as part of a team to identify and address any and all barriers to quality medical care.

Child Safety Seat Checks and Fittings

Services for Healthier Communities

Children 1st

District Program
Identifies and follows high-risk infants and children and provides a coordinated approach to health care for them.

Children's Dental Health

Personal Service
Dental services are available at the local health department for children through age 18 in need of dental care.

Children's Medical Services

Personal Service
Serves children from birth to 21 years of age by providing various medical needs. Persons can be referred by physicians or public health nurses.

Community Health Planning

Services for Healthier Communities
Provides health data for the purpose of analyzing each local community's strengths and future health needs.

Emergency Preparedness & Response

District Program

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.

External Volunteer Opportunities

District Program

The North Georgia Health District encourages residents within Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties to volunteer with one of these emergency response volunteer organizations that are prepared to support the North Georgia Health District as we respond to public health crises.

Family Planning

Personal Service
Provides birth control information, exams, and birth control methods to interested persons.

General Nursing Services

Services for Healthier Communities
Provides immunizations, blood tests, hearing, vision, dental screening, tuberculosis screening and pregnancy tests.

Health Check

Personal Service
Provides screening of medical and/or developmental problems for Medicaid-eligible children from infancy to 21 years of age.

Health Education Services

Services for Healthier Communities
Provides educational services to individuals, community groups, churches, and public and private schools which are presented by nurses, nutritionists, health educators and other staff members.

HIV Prevention

The Living Bridge Center

If you are HIV negative, we want to help you stay that way through our HIV Prevention Program. Come and get free condoms (or request condoms be mailed to you), as well as a free and confidential rapid HIV test so you can know your status in less than a minute.

HIV Specialty Care

The Living Bridge Center
The Living Bridge Center has two dedicated HIV medical clinics, designed to provide patients with the most up to date HIV specialty care and treatment.

Housing Assistance

The Living Bridge Center
The Living Bridge Center has a program of assistance for our patients who are experiencing unstable housing situations. The Living Bridge Center can assist patients in need of housing assistance, from temporary housing to long term assistance.

Immunization Audits

Services for Healthier Communities
Immunization audits for all day-care and school audits for kindergartners and 6th graders per state protocols.

Immunizations

Services for Healthier Communities
Provides immunizations for all ages with an emphasis on adequate immunization in infants up to two years of age. Makes home visits to homebound adults in need of influenza vaccine.

Infectious Diseases

Services for Healthier Communities
Includes tuberculosis.

Internship Opportunities

District Program

North Georgia Health District aims to improve the future of public health by promoting excellence and professional development of students in public health and related disciplines. Interns are an essential part of our team.

Newborn Screening

Personal Service
Provides metabolic blood tests to assess for metabolic abnormalities that can cause mental retardation and other permanent disorders.

On-Site Immunization Clinics

Services for Healthier Communities
Provides on-site vaccinations to employee groups.

Perinatal Case Management

Personal Service
Provides a person to person approach which weaves together resources, including health and social services, for pregnant women to allow for healthy pregnancies resulting in healthy babies.

PrEP Clinic

The Living Bridge Center
Are you HIV negative and currently having unprotected sex? Do you want to protect yourself from getting HIV? Call for an appointment with the Living Bridge Center for a PrEP appointment.

Presumptive Eligibility

Personal Service
Provides Medicaid coverage to income-eligible pregnant women during the Medicaid application processing period.

Scoliosis Screening

Personal Service
Scoliosis screening is provided in the schools annually for the sixth and seventh grades.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services

Personal Service
Provides physical examinations, lab tests, and treatment of STDs, as well as follow-up for identified cases. Also provides HIV testing and counseling services.

Supportive Services

The Living Bridge Center
Supportive services range from assistance with getting food, transportation to and from medical appointments, substance abuse counseling services, appointments with mental health professionals, to oral health services to maintain those pearly whites.

Vital Records

District Program
The Vital Records Office processes certificates for all births and deaths. To be made aware of deaths, sources relied on are newspaper obituaries, news reports of accidents involving death, and notifications from hospitals and funeral homes.

Volunteer Opportunities

District Program

North Georgia Health District aims to improve the future of public health by promoting excellence and professional development of students in public health and related disciplines. Volunteers are an essential part of our team.

Well Child

Personal Service
Provides complete physical examinations to children from infancy to 21 years of age including screening tests, immunizations, and nutritional counseling.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

District Program
This program is a special nutrition program that provides nutrition education, food supplements and referrals to health care providers to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.