• 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!

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.

Our Services

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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