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Harris County Health Department

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Harris County Health Department

Recognizing the ever changing complexity of the health care community, Harris County Health Department and West Central Health District exist as resources to ensure an environment where all people can obtain health care services and attain optimum health and well-being by valuing themselves, by valuing others, and by caring.

Harris County Health Clinic and Office

Mailing Address and Clinic Location
210 Forest Hill Drive
P.O. Box 265
Hamilton, Georgia 31811
Phone: 706-628-5037
Fax: 706-628-7196

Nurse Manager:
Karen Norman, RN

Patient/Clinic Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Harris Public Notice

THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN AS REQUIRED BY THE GEORGIA OPEN MEETINGS LAW

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF HEALTH OF          HARRIS COUNTY

A special meeting of the Harris County Board of Health will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Harris County Board of Health Office, located at 210 Forest Hill Drive, Hamilton, Georgia.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider rescinding certain actions because of procedural concerns taken at the August 15, 2019 meeting of the Harris County Board of Health. A copy of the agenda for the special meeting is attached.

This 7th day of October, 2019.

Holly Elder
Administrative Operations Coordinator

HARRIS COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING AGENDA
OCTOBER 10, 2019
6:00 P.M.

1. Call to Order
2. Action Item

Consideration of Rescinding the actions and motions taken at the August 15, 2019 meeting of the Harris County Board of Health because of procedural concerns as follows:

A. Lot Size Rule for Minimum Lot Sizes

B. Individual and Non-public Wells Rule

C. Body Art Rule

3. Adjourn

 

 

Proposed Rules:

Harris Co Bd of Health Lot Size

Draft Body Art Rule

Draft Well Rule-Harris

 

Services Available:

Birth and Death Certificates
Forms can be submitted in person, by mail or fax.  Type of payments accepted are cash, money order or credit card.  Money order only for mailed requests and credit card only for faxed requests. Click on the link below for a form:

Application for Birth Certificate-Harris

Application for Death Certificate-Harris

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up to low income and uninsured Georgia women 40 to 64 years of age. Some younger women with symptoms of breast cancer may also qualify. Read more.

Children 1st
Connects families and their children with medical preventive care or developmental services available through health care providers and other community resources. This program serves as the point of entry to services such as: Children Medical Services, Babies Can’t Wait, First Care (High Risk Infant Follow up) and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI). Read more.

Emergency Preparedness
Works with local, state and federal authorities to stay ahead of chemical, biological and radiological threats to public health by planning, training and raising awareness.

Environmental Health/Vector Control
Provides primary prevention through a combination of surveillance, education, enforcement, and assessment programs designed to identify, prevent and abate the environmental conditions that adversely impact human health. Provides education and effective control measures to reduce mosquitoes, rats, roaches and other vector populations throughout the community. Please click on link below.

Immunizations
Provides vaccinations for children and adults to include: Td/Tdap, Dtap, HPV, Hep A and Hep B, MMR, Varicella, Hib, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Flu, Polio, Rotavirus, Prevnar and Shingles (please call ahead for Shingles Vaccine to check eligibility requirements and availability). Read more.

Laboratory Services/Wellness Panel
The health department can provide general laboratory services as ordered by a physician. Fees vary by test; please call for more information.

Perinatal Health Clinic

Services to Students & Schools
Hearing, vision and dental screenings for school aged children.  Scoliosis screening provided for elementary & middle school students, daycare/school immunization certificates.  Auditing for schools of their immunization records of kindergarten/first graders.  Read more.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic
Diagnoses and treats patients with sexually transmitted diseases and any other communicable diseases. The clinic also provides HIV counseling, testing, and confidential partner notification.

Teen Health
Healthy lifestyle counseling, abstinence counseling, pregnancy testing, physical exam with birth control, STD evaluation.  Also, HIV counseling and testing, and referrals for various health problems.

Tuberculosis Control Clinic
Offers detection, treatment, education and follow-up on the Tuberculosis germ. Read more.

WIC – Women, Infants and Children
Provides supplemental food vouchers to eligible clients, and also works to prevent nutrition related health problems while improving nutritional health. Read more.

  • To make a WIC appointment please call: 1-800-789-5502

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

Harris County Environmental Health

2019 Harris County Community Health Assessment

We’d like your feedback on the Community Health Assessment.   Once you look it over please complete our community survey.