At the Webster County 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.
6814 Washington Street
Preston, Georgia 31824
P.O. Box 12
Preston, Georgia 31824
Haley Dobbs, RN
8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
General laboratory services as ordered by a physician. Fees vary by test, please call for more information.
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.
Tuberculosis Control Clinic
Offers detection, treatment, education and follow-up on the Tuberculosis germ. Read more.
Offers abstinence counseling, pregnancy testing, physical exam with birth control, and STD evaluation. Also, healthy lifestyle counseling, HIV counseling and testing, and referrals for various health problems. Read more.
Women Infant Children (WIC) Services
Provides nutrition education, vouchers for supplemental food and infant formula to pregnant women, infants and children up to age 5. We strongly support breastfeeding as the primary source of nutrition for infants age 0 – 1 year and have Breastfeeding Peer Counselors who provide support, encouragement and breastfeeding education to pregnant and postpartum women. WIC clients are screened for nutrition risk and must meet income guidelines to qualify for this federally funded program. Read more.
- To make a WIC appointment please call: 1-800-789-5502
Provides physical exams with pap smears, lab testing, and assessment for contraceptives. Read more.
2023 Webster County Community Health Assessment
2023/24 Webster County Community Health Assessment Infographic
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
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 – https://www.cdc.gov/places/index.html
Georgia Family Connections Data Tools – Data Tools (gafcp.org)
Department of Labor Local Area Profiles – Georgia LaborMarket Explorer – Local Area Profiles (ga.gov)
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.
State office of Rural Health – Maps of Georgia – Hospitals, FQHC, Provider Shortage Areas and more.
Environmental Health Mapping Tools – EnviroAtlas Interactive Map | US EPA
River Valley Regional Commission – Webster County – RVRC – River Valley Regional Commission (rivervalleyrc.org)