The Tattnall County Health Department is a division of the Georgia Department of Human Resources and provides a variety of nursing and environmental health services. Clinical services include immunizations, women's health and WIC (supplemental food program)and the Dental program.
The Health Department provides services to all residents of the county regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, political belief, disability or sex. The health department is overseen by a local Board of Health appointed according to law.
The health department charges only minimal fees for its services, and some services have adjusted fee scales based on ability to pay. They also accept Medicaid and Medicare.
The environmental health section is responsible for enforcement of several state regulations involving on-site sewage systems (septic tanks), inspection of food service facilities (Scores), tourist courts (hotels, motels, etc.), and public swimming pools. We investigate complaints related to these programs as well as other environmental problems. The department also conducts water samples of individual wells for bacterial contamination.
Public Health Services include:
- Family Planning
- Well Child Checks
- STD Exams
- HIV Testing
- Pregnancy Medicaid
- Nutrition Services
- CPR Training
- Car Seat Class
- Hearing, Vision, Dental Exams
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Pride Teen Driving Class
- Women's Health Cancer Screening (Assistance with Pap Smears & Mammograms)
- Many Other Public Health Services
Environmental Health Services include:
- Food Service
- Well Testing
- Septic Tank Permits
- Public Swimming Pools
- Other Environmental Health Services