Columbus Health Department

At the Columbus Health Department, we value each individual and strive to help everyone make informed decisions about their health and well-being by providing education and prevention services.


Columbus Health Department Clinics and Offices


Phone: 833-337-1749
Fax: 706-321-6126

Nurse Manager:
Michelle Crawford, RN, BSN

Office and Clinic Hours:
Monday though Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

WIC Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  New applicants may apply in person or over the phone.  Call 800-789-5502 for any other questions.

HIV Testing –  HIV Testing is available without an appointment. Hours are  9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  For questions, call 706-321-6413 or 706-321-6426.

Vital Records – 833-337-1749

Vital Records Annex
Located adjacent to the Department of Driver Services
8397 Macon Road

Tuesday – Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
9:00 am to 11:30 am

(Note:  the Vital Records Annex Location does not do paternity acknowledgements, amendments to change mistakes on a birth certificate, legitimization or delayed birth certificates.  Please visit the main vital records office at 5601 Veterans Parkway for these services.) 

Children and Youth with Special Needs – 833-337-1749
Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Dental Health – 706-321-6190

    • Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    • Closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
    • Call for appointment.
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HIV Prevention Services – 706-321-6413 or 706-321-6426

    • Open 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
    • Call for appointment.
    • HIV testing daily- no appointment necessary.

Women, Infants and Children – WIC – 706-321-6374

    • Monday-Friday- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    • Saturday – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, on the following dates: April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 12th, November 9th, December 21st.
    • Appointment Hotline: 800-789-5502
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WIC at Fort Moore – 706-682-8455
Located in Soldier for Life Center – same building as Commissary
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, closed 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch.
New applicants and re-certifications may be done in person or over the phone.

Women’s Health
Provides physical exams including pap smears, lab testing and assessment for contraceptives. Read more.

Environmental Health– 706-321-6170
Offices are located on the second floor of 2100 Comer Avenue.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Please see security in lobby for access instructions to office.

     NOTICE: Fee Proration will be discontinued for Muscogee County (Columbus) effective January 1, 2022

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager 8-Hour Certification Course 
The next ServSafe® 2-Day Training Course will be held Monday, June 10th, and Tuesday, June 11th. To register for the course, please click the link below.
June 10 2024 – June 11 2024 – 2-Day ServSafe – Registration Form

The ServSafe® Retest is for anyone who did not pass the exam on a prior attempt. The next retest is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd.
The National Restaurant Association allows an examinee to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Exam twice within a 30-day period, if necessary. If three or more attempts are required, the examinee must wait at least 60 days from their last attempt. No more than four attempts are allowed in a 12-month period.  To register for the Retest, please click the link below.
May 23 2024 – ServSafe RETEST – Registration Form

Please contact the Environmental Health Office at 706-321-6170 if you have questions regarding the ServSafe® Program.
ServSafe®  is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC.

Vector Control

Body Art Inspections and Rules & Regulations

Columbus Board of Health

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Mayor’s Health Commission

2023 Muscogee County Community Health Assessment

2023/24 Infographic Update

Additional Data Sources:

Georgia OASIS – OASIS is a suite of interactive tools used to access the Georgia Department of Public Health’s standardized health data repository. OASIS and the Repository are designed, built and maintained by the Office of Health Indicators for Planning (OHIP).

County Health Rankings – The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the health of nearly every county in all 50 states, and are complemented by guidance, tools, and resources designed to accelerate community learning and action.   County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Georgia Family Connections Data ToolsData Tools (

Department of Labor Local Area ProfilesGeorgia LaborMarket Explorer – Local Area Profiles (

Department of Education Georgia School Grades Report – The Georgia School Grades Reports website provides school reports for all public elementary, middle, and high schools in Georgia. The reports include A-F letter grades based on school performance as well as other information about schools, such as performance on state tests, the make-up of the student body, and the graduation rate. The purpose of these reports is to help parents, students, educators, and communities understand how their local schools are performing and focus improvement efforts on the most critical challenges.

Georgia School Grades (

State office of Rural Health – Maps of Georgia – Hospitals, FQHC, Provider Shortage Areas and more.

SORH Maps of Georgia | Georgia Department of Community Health

Environmental Health Mapping Tools – EnviroAtlas Interactive Map | US EPA

River Valley Regional Commission – Muscogee County – RVRC – River Valley Regional Commission (

CDC PLACES – Provides model-based, population-level analysis and community estimates of health measures to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States –

Piedmont Columbus Regional – Midtown and Northside – Community Health Needs Assessment Community Health Needs Assessment | Piedmont Columbus Regional – Midtown and Northside