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Adolescent Health/Teen Centers

These full service health clinics for teenagers between 11 and 19 years old offer a variety of medical services, as well as, health education programs, guidance counseling, and community involvement opportunities.

TEEN MATTERS:

168 S. Rocksprings Ct • Athens , GA • 706-369-5670  
1275 Cedar Shoals Dr • Athens, GA • 706-227-7198
51 Sam Groves St • Danielsville, GA • 706.795.2506
618 Jones St • Elberton, GA • 706-283-3775 x226
260 Lee St • Jefferson, GA • 706-367-0712

ACES :

1404 South Madison Ave • Monroe , GA , • 770-207-4151

Babies Can’t Wait

Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is a statewide service delivery system for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. BCW serves children from birth up to their third birthday, regardless of income, who meet one of the following criteria: 1) have a diagnosed physical or mental condition which is known to result in a developmental delay or 2) have a diagnosed developmental delay confirmed by a qualified team of professionals. Evaluation and coordination are provided at no cost. Services provided on a sliding fee scale.

 202 Ben Burton Circle • BOGART GA 30622 • 706-369-6101

Also see: Athens Area Babies Can't Wait Interagency Coordinating Council

Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness Team (EP)

BreasTest and More

This program provides free and low-cost breast exams, pelvic exams, and mammogram referrals for women age 40-64 without medical insurance or who have medical insurance that does not cover mammograms. Income guidelines do apply. Services are available at all Northeast Health District county health department locations.

 Call 1-800-4PD-HELP or contact your local health department for more information.

Children 1st

Children 1st is a statewide initiative to link at-risk children ages 0-5 to medical care and social services. There is no income guideline and the program is voluntary. Once a family is enrolled, a public health nurse from their local health department will make a home visit and connect them to any needed services. After this is completed, Children 1st will work with the family for 5 years to ensure that the child’s needs are being adequately met.

 Call 1-800-4PD-HELP or contact your local health department for more information.

Children’s Medical Services

The mission of Children's Medical Services (CMS) is to assure that eligible children from birth to age 21 with chronic health conditions receive comprehensive, coordinated specialty care. The medical eligibility includes, but is not limited to, the following conditions: burns, cardiac conditions, chronic lung disease (including cystic fibrosis), craniofacial anomalies (including cleft lip/palate), diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disorders, hearing disorders, spina bifida, neurological and neurosurgical conditions including epilepsy and hydrocephalus, orthopedic and/or neuromuscular disorders (such as scoliosis), congenital or traumatic amputations of limbs, cerebral palsy, and vision disorders. Nursing coordinators provide medical case management, which includes: outreach, referral, care coordination, follow-up and patient education and training.

Phone: 706-389-6923

Community Health, Assessment, Surveillance & Epidemiology

The Community Health, Assessment, Surveillance & Epidemiology (CHASE) Unit was created to help fulfill the three core functions of public health agencies: assessment, policy development, and assurance. One of the primary charges of the CHASE Unit is to regularly and systematically collect, assemble, analyze, and make available information on the health of the community, including statistics on health status, community health needs, and epidemiological and other studies of health problems. Population based health is another important function of the CHASE unit specifically in the areas of Chronic Disease Prevention, Tobacco Use Prevention, and Adolescent Health Risk Assessment. The CHASE unit assumes the responsibility for program evaluation in these areas.

Phone: 706-583-2870, Fax: 706-369-5877

Dental Health Program

The Dental Health Education program provides dental hygienists to teach first and fourth graders the importance of proper brushing, flossing and good nutrition for good dental health.

 Call 1-800-4PD-HELP or contact your local health department for more information.

Epidemiology Unit  (AIDS, STD, TB, and Communicable disease)

The unit maintains surveillance for reportable diseases as well as provides intervention in the contact and follow-up of persons exposed to transmissible infectious diseases, such as hepatitis, bacterial meningitis, etc. Among the diseases most frequently investigated are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis. The unit also contains the District Tuberculosis (TB) Program. In addition to surveillance and contact investigation, the TB program provides care for TB cases, suspects and persons with Latent TB Infection. In collaboration with other departments, the epidemiology unit investigates suspected food-related illnesses and addresses community concerns about emerging diseases, such as the West Nile Virus. The Ryan White Programs for financially eligible persons with HIV are managed through the Epidemiology Unit. These programs provide case management services, outpatient medical benefits, medications and transportation assistance for clients in the program. Community education represents another large portion of the Epidemiology Unit’s function. Nurses and Health Educators provide training in matters dealing with communicable diseases to other health care professionals, teachers, the general public, and specific groups such as senior citizens and high-risk groups such as persons in alcohol and other drug programs.

 Phone: 706-583-2868

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program works with local organizations, worksites, schools and groups to reduce the toll of chronic disease and health risks/behaviors to the population of the district. We work through the advocating of environmental and policy change.

Specialty Care Clinic

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening began statewide on January 1st, 2001 , with the goal of identifying all newborns with unilateral or bilateral hearing loss.  If effective intervention is made by 6 months of age, children with even a profound hearing loss can develop language and learning skills on par with other children who do not have a hearing disability.  The Northeast Health District has been charged with implementing the program throughout District 10, and all seven birthing hospitals are participating by testing every newborn before discharge.  If a hearing loss is identified, the Northeast Health District will ensure that the child is linked to appropriate services and intervention.

 Call 1-800-4PD-HELP or contact your local health department for more information.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Supplemental food Program

WIC provides women and children in low-income families with services that improve pregnancy outcome, reduce infant mortality and give children a healthy start through nutritious food supplement and nutrition education. These services include nutrition counseling and education, breast-feeding support and education, a health resource library, and vouchers for food supplements.

 Call 1-800-4PD-HELP or contact your local health department for more information.

 

 

 

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12.05.2011