• 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!

Fannin County Health Department

The Fannin County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Fannin 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.

Fannin County Health Services

Services:

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.

Health check
Provides screening of medical and/or developmental problems for Medicaid-eligible children from infancy to 20 years of age.

Newborn Screening
Provides metabolic blood tests to assess for metabolic abnormalties that can cause mental retardation and other permanent disorders.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening 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. 1-866-WIC-WORKS.

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.

Children 1st, Babies Can't Wait, Children's Medical Services
Identifies and refers babies and children for various medical needs


Services for Healthier Communities:

Community Health Planning
Provides health data for the purpose of analyzing each local community's strength and future health needs
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General Nursing Services
Provides immunizations, 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.  Provides adult vaccines and flu shots annually.

Health Education Services
Provides education information to individuals, community groups, churches, public and private schools, and general public by nurses/ and other staff.

Scoliosis Screening
Scoliosis screening is provided in the schools annually for 6th and 7th graders with follow up and referrals as needed.

Immunization Audits
Immunization audits for all day-care and school audits for kindergartners and 6th graders per state protocols

*For more information on any of the services mentioned above contact the Fannin County Health Department.

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