This state agency, under the direction of the local Board of Health, determines the county’s health needs and develops programs to meet those needs. This agency administers numerous community health related programs such as children and adult immunizations, hearing, vision, and dental screenings, STD screenings and treatment, TB detection and treatment, tobacco use prevention, teen clinic, women’s health programs, emergency preparedness, WIC program, and maintains vital records including birth and death certificates. In addition, this agency has an environmental health unit that reviews plans and inspects tourist accommodations, inspects cleanliness of restaurants, inspects public swimming pools, evaluates and protects private water wells, issues septic tank permits, performs rabies control activities, investigates health and disease related issues, and performs various public education activities. The county provides this agency with a county-owned building and an annual supplement.

210 Forest Hill Drive
P.O. Box 265
Hamilton, GA 31811

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Health Department
Holly Elder, On-Site Manager

Environmental Health
Sandra Wilson

Department Stats
FY 2017-18 Budget: $250,000