NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT

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    NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT SERVICES

Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person and encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect your health. Environmental health is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.

As environmental health specialists, we enforce public health regulations and provide many public health services. We are commonly thought of as health inspectors but this description does not reflect all of our duties. 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, inspecting your neighborhood pool, assisting after disasters, interviewing a victim of West Nile, reviewing a proposed subdivision, sending off a rabies specimen for testing and much more.

The Fannin County environmental health office is located at the Fannin County Health Department but Gilmer, Pickens, Cherokee, Murray and Whitfield environmental health offices are located in other county buildings next to county planning and zoning offices.

We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Body Art Studios & Tattoo / Body Piercing Artists

Environmental

Minimize disease and injury risks to those obtaining body art procedures

Food Service & Inspection

Environmental

Food service and inspection is focused on ensuring proper preparation, handling, and storage of food served to the public.

On-Site Sewage Management (OSSMS)

Environmental

OSSMS services are designed to ensure that waste is properly managed within the communities we serve.

Public Swimming Pools & Spas

Environmental

Minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around public swimming pools

Rabies Exposure

Environmental

Investigate animal bites, ensure confinement of biting animals for observation period, submit specimens to State Public Health Laboratory

Rabies Exposure

Environmental

Tourist Accommodations

Environmental

Minimize illnesses and injuries associated with insanitary or hazardous conditions in Georgia's tourist accommodations