• The North Georgia Health District office and all Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will return to operating under normal working hours on Friday, January 19th. The health district office is open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Please click on the LOCATIONS tab below to find the hours of operation for each county Public Health facility. Thank you!

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Better Health Starts Here

The North Georgia Health District is a part of the Georgia Department of Public Health. This District is comprised of six counties including Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield County. Many programs and services exist throughout the district, all of which are designed to meet the needs of the people of North Georgia.

Our Vision
Our vision for the North Georgia Health District is healthy people, families and communities.


Our Mission

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 including:

  • Prevention of epidemics and the spread of disease
  • Protection against environmental hazards
  • Injury prevention
  • Promotion and encouragement of healthy behaviors
  • Responding to disasters and assisting communities to recover
  • Assisting communities in assessing the quality and accessibility of health services
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