• Happy Thanksgiving from the North Georgia Health District! Our district offices in Dalton will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 23 and 24. All our Public Health Departments and services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will also be closed both days. Best wishes from us to you for a healthy and safe holiday!

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Thank you for visiting a website maintained by the North Georgia Health District (NGHD) located in Whitfield County, Georgia. This website is designed to provide information about the North Georgia Health District and to promote and protect the health of the people in the North Georgia Health District wherever they live, work and play, through information regarding our population-based preventive programs.  As with all online resources, we appreciate that many visitors to our sites will be concerned about their privacy. NGHD is committed to preserving your privacy when you visit our sites.

Although it strives for timeliness and accuracy in all of its materials, NGHD makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the availability, accuracy, currency, or completeness of this site or its contents. NGHD shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to, inability to access, or use of this site, including, without limitation, any damages or injury arising from any links to other sites contained within or referred to in this site.

This privacy statement addresses the collection, security and disclosure of information that may be obtained through the use of this website. This statement covers the following topics:


Information Collected
If you visit a website maintained by NGHD to read or download information, we may collect some or all of the following information:

  • The name of your domain; for example, "xyzcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account;
  • An IP address; a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
  • The pages you visit within NGHD website(s); and
  • The links made to other websites through this site.

This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party programs to create summary statistics and NGHD does not collect identifying information about You (such as Your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless You voluntarily submit that information to us. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.

If, during your visit to a website maintained by NGHD, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:

  • An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail;
  • Information you voluntarily submit for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online; and
  • Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or content of e-mail.

In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.



Public Disclosure
As a general rule, NGHD does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission.



Cookies
We collect non-personal information about your use of our website through the use of cookies. The information collected by cookies allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website. We may use cookie information to determine the popularity of certain content and how long visitors stay on the site.

Additionally, NGHD may include a third party cookie from Google in order to use Google Analytics to monitor site statistics. Please note that Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject to the terms of its Privacy Policy (located at http://www.google.com/privacy.html, or such other URL as Google may provide from time to time), information collected in Your use of the Service.

Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. You do not have to accept our cookies in order to productively use our site. We do not use cookies to collect or store personal health information about you.



Security
Several tools and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through websites maintained by NGHD. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

In certain instances, you will have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit certain information. You should not divulge your password to anyone in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit the browser page.



Email
E-mail is not a secure form of transmission. As such NGHD does not recommend that you submit sensitive or personally identifiable information via e-mail. If you choose to provide us with personal information in an e-mail we may use the e-mail and the information contained within it to improve our service to you or to respond to your request.



Link Disclaimer
Websites maintained by NGHD may contain links to other websites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities. Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes only. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website. Once you link to a website not maintained by NGHD, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.



Information Disclaimer
Information provided on websites maintained by NGHD is intended to allow the public convenient access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, NGHD and their respective employees, officers and agencies expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through their websites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from these websites, does so at his or her own risk.

The documents on this site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the site on which the reference is maintained.

Translations of any materials into language other than English is intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading public. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material in English, but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. References identifying the original document in English are available in most non-English documents.



Health Information Disclaimer
This website provides health information for your general knowledge. Concerns about a medical condition -- either your own or that of a family member, should always be addressed to your primary care physician for advice and care appropriate to your specific medical needs. NGHD does not recommend self-diagnosis or self-management of health problems that should be attended to by health care professionals.



Trademarks, Service Marks, and Copyrights
All trademarks, service marks or copyrights appearing on this website and other linked websites are trademarks, service marks, or copyrights of their respective owners. Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to webmaster@nghd.org



Usage of This Website
The contents of this website are published for information purposes only and subject to change without notice. 

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Welcome to the Career Center! To apply for any job listed below, please visit http://dph.georgia.gov/careers. Please view the document below for information about our many employee benefits.

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The North Georgia Health District participates in the E-Verify Program which is an internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Company ID:229143Registered: 07/2009.

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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

Cherokee County Health Department

Cherokee HD BrochureView our Brochure (pdf)The Cherokee County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Cherokee County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.

 

Cherokee County Health Services

• Vital Records (Woodstock Clinic)
• Birth and Death certificates
• Prenatal Services (Canton Clinic)
• Offers examinations to pregnant women (listen to baby's heartbeat, laboratory work, test, and nutritional counseling and education).
• Family Planning Services
• Provides birth control information, exams, and birth control methods to interested persons.
• Presumptive Eligibility
• Provides Medicaid coverage to income-eligible pregnant women during the Medicaid application processing period.
• Perinatal Case Management
• 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.
• Babies Can't Wait/Child Tracking Program
• Identifies and follows high-risk infants and children and provides a coordinated approach to health care for them.
• Well Baby
• Provides complete physical examinations to children from infancy to 6 years of age including screening tests, immunizations, and nutritional counseling.
• Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
• The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides screening and follow up services to low income, uninsured/underinsured women throughout Georgia who meet eligibility requirements.
• Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
• 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.
• Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services
• Provides physical examinations, lab tests, and treatment of STDs, as well as follow-up for identified cases. Also provides AIDS testing and counseling services.
• Infectious Diseases
• Includes tuberculosis
• General Nursing Services
• Provides immunizations, minor sick child visits, blood tests, hearing, vision, dental screening, tuberculosis screening and pregnancy tests.
• Immunizations
• Provides immunizations for all ages with an emphasis on adequate immunization in infants up to two years of age.
• Child Health
• Children's First, Babies Can't Wait, limited Sick Visits.
• Dental Health (Canton Clinic)
• Health Education Services
• 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.


*For more information on any of the services mentioned above contact the Canton or Woodstock Health Department.

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