Board of Health

Fulton County

Board of Health

Board of Health

 The Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) serves nearly one million citizens who reside in Fulton County.  Our health centers now include state-of-the-art clinics to serve our clients along with the Office of Vital Records located in the Fulton County Government Center.  

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Public health services

Maternal and Child Health Services

Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Services include evaluation, service coordination, and other assistance as identified through screenings and assessments.

Children 1st is the entry point to all public health services. Its purpose is to identify, screen, and link children birth to 5 years of age, who are at risk of poor health and/or developmental outcomes to appropriate public health or community based services.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) promotes and provides hearing screenings and appropriate follow-up for all newborns and infants through education, technical assistance and training.

Children’s Medical Services (CMS) provides comprehensive, care coordination for children and youth with specialty medical needs, transition services to adult health care, and access to specialized medical visits, medication, medical equipment, personal care items, and other identified medical needs.

Children’s Oral Health provides prevention education and services to infants, children, and adolescents (pre-school to 12th grade). Services include exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, sealants, and emergency oral health care.

Parents as Teachers™ is an evidence-based home visitation program that promotes optimal health and development of children birth to age three by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. The program targets pregnant women in their first trimester who are at risk for poor birth outcomes and children birth to age three at risk for poor health and developmental outcomes.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides vouchers for supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support to income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.

Medical and Preventive Services

Respiratory Health (Tuberculosis) program works to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by conducting physical assessments, screenings, and diagnostic testing for TB infection and active TB disease. Health education and contact tracing is also provided to assist in eradicating the disease.

The Ryan White Program provides primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Clients receive routine medical care, oral health exams and assessments, medical case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and information about the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

The Sexual Health (STI, HIV) Clinic works to eliminate the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Clients are tested and treated for STIs and HIV, and if appropriate, are linked to care, treatment, or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services.

Nursing Services

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) provides access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, breast health education, and case-management services. BCCP also offers referrals for biopsies, diagnostic mammograms, and additional diagnostic procedures when appropriate at no cost to women who meet eligibility requirements.

Family Planning provides services to aid clients in making informed decisions to prevent pregnancy or when to start or grow their families. The program offers comprehensive physical examinations, screening and or treatment of sexually transmitted infections and contraceptives to adolescents, women, and men.

Nursing Services also include immunizations, health checks, vision, hearing, dental and nutrition screenings, as well as pregnancy testing, travel immunizations, refugee health, and care for highrisk infants.

The Teen Clinic provides comprehensive health care services for adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 21. Staff provides sports and school physicals, reproductive health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) examinations, referrals, contraceptives, and education to reduce risk-taking behaviors.

Population based services

Environmental Health Services is responsible for reducing the risk of illness and injury related to interactions between people and their environment. Through a combination of surveillance, education, enforcement, and assessment programs, staff identifies conditions that adversely impact human health.

The Division of Health Promotion works to educate, inform, and empower Fulton County residents through evidence-based interventions and strategies that improve health outcomes in the areas of injury, youth development, and chronic disease prevention.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) works collaboratively with local partners to prepare for and respond to emergencies affecting public health. OEP staff develops plans, establishes medication points of dispensing, and working with partners, conducts exercises to address the public health response.

The Office of Epidemiology conducts surveillance for diseases and other health conditions affecting residents of Fulton County. Staff performs a series of activities to identify diseases and describe health conditions, assess the health of the county, and develop recommendations to control diseases and improve the overall County health status.

Other Services

The Environmental Justice Initiative strives to ensure that no demographic group is disproportionately affected by adverse environmental conditions created when pollution-generating sources are located in or near residential communities. Fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income is a fundamental part of this initiative.

Vital Records serves as the local agent for printing certified birth and death certificates for births and deaths that occur in any of the 159 counties in Georgia. Additionally, the office assists parents with Paternity Acknowledgment applications and Out of Institution birth registrations. Low THC Oil registration cards may also be picked up in Vital Records by appointment only.

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Restaurant Inspection

The goal of the Food Service Program is to reduce the risk of food-borne illness. EH Services permits facilities and conducts food service inspections, provides education, investigates complaints, and assists the Epidemiology Section with food-borne illness investigations.

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Tattoo Body Art Inspection

All Fulton County body art establishment permit holders must have a valid permit, proof of residency, and a current license from the Fulton County Board of Health in order to operate. Body art establishments are defined as any structure on a permanent foundation, holding a valid business license where body art is performed. Learn More

 

Well and Septic Inspection

The Goal of the Land Use Program is to reduce and prevent the existence of many diseases and various types of gastrointestinal problems that may be transmitted through the fecal contamination associated with improperly maintained septic systems. Primary duties include oversight and regulatory compliance to ensure the proper disposal of human wastes.

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Mosquito Treatment

The Goal of the Nuisance Program is to minimize whatever renders or tends to render soil, air, water or food impure or unwholesome. Specific nuisances: conditions conducive to the breeding of flies or mosquitoes. Any foul or decaying material kept, used, or disposed of in such a manner that it becomes offensive, objectionable or detrimental to health or well-being.

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POOL iNSPECTIONs

The goal of the Swimming Pool Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools that are permitted for

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RODENT CONTROL

The goal of the Rat Control Program is to regulate the rat-proofing of all existing commercial buildings. EH Services provides education, distributes rat control material to homeowners, and issues notices and citations to violators of the provisions of the regulations.

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Hotel and Motel Inspections

The goal of the Tourist Accommodation Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with unsanitary or hazardous conditions in Georgia’s tourist accommodations. EH Services permits facilities, conducts routine inspections at a minimum of twice per year, and assures compliance with regulatory policies.

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Contacts

FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH at 10 PARK PLACE

Clinic

FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH at 10 PARK PLACE

Administrative Office

FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH at 10 PARK PLACE

Administrative Office - Alternate Contact

Adamsville Regional Health center

The Center for Health and Rehabilitation

College Park (Willie J. Freeman) Regional Health Center

Neighborhood Union Health Center

North Fulton Service Center

North Fulton Regional Health Center

North District Office

Oak hill child, adolescent & family health center

Child & Adolescent Services

Material Management - Warehouse

District Administrative Office - Director's Office

District Administrative Office - Director's Office

Alternate Contact

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