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Health Care in Georgia

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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the main organization working toward in promoting health, preventing disease and well-being.
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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the main organization
working toward in promoting health, preventing disease and well-being. The department’s mission is to to protect the lives of all Georgians. Today, DPH’s main agenda include: the Office of Health Equity, Pharmacy, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Volunteer Health Care,Vital Records,
Environmental Health, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology,
Infectious Disease and Immunization, Emergency Medical Services,
Nursing and the State Public Health Laboratory.

Hospitals in Georgia 

Best Hospitals in Georgia
Hospitals in California are well equipped with technologically advanced facilities, efficiently manned and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including medical, nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy services, child care, maternity care, mental well being, and many more services. Some of the best hospitals are

Emory Healthcare

Emory has a huge network of health system in Georgia and it brings collectively a full range of clinics, hospitals, and local practices.

Contact Details
Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-1102
(404) 712–2000

Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA is a multi-specialty hospitals and renowned for its successful treatments.  It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Contact Details
Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465
(404) 352–2020

University Hospital

University Hospital is a general checkup and surgical hospital located in Augusta, GA.

Contact Details
University Hospital
1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901-2629
(706) 722–9011

Athens Regional Medical Center

Athens Regional Medical Center is a multi-specialty hospitals and renowned for its successful treatments.

Contact Details
Athens Regional Medical Center
1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606-2797
(706) 475–7000

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital located in Atlanta, GA. I

Contact Details
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
1968 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1281
(404) 605–5000

Northside Hospital

Northside Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital situated in Atlanta, GA. It works toward patient safety, commitment to eliminating accidents and medical mistakes.

Contact Details
Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342-1611
(404) 851–8000

Kennestone Hospital

Kennestone Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital located in Marietta, GA.

Contact Details
Kennestone Hospital
677 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060-1148
(770) 793–5000

Georgia Organ Donor

 it is highly committed to provide the organ, eye and tissue donations
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Donate Life Georgia

Donate Life Georgia is the nonprofit organization owned and managed
by the state of California and it is highly committed to provide the organ,
 eye and tissue donations to those people who are in need and help in
saving as many lives as possible.

Donate Life Georgia Members
  • Georgia Transplant Foundation
  • Emory Transplant Center/Emory Healthcare
  • Piedmont Hospital
  • Children's HealthCare of Atlanta
  • Georgia Eye Bank, Inc
  • LifeLink of Georgia
Contact Details
P.O. Box 942322
Atlanta, GA 31141
(866) 57-SHARE (74273)
E-mail: info@donatelifegeorgia.org

Some of the programs run by Health Department
  • Food Inspection
  • Regulation and routine inspection of many food service junctions.
  • Investigation of food-borne related complaints and illnesses.
  • Education and training for food service operators and managers.

Environmental Health

It gives main anticipation through a combination of observation, learning, implementation and evaluation plans createdPrograms by Georgia govt for Environment Health to recognize, avoid and decrease the environmental circumstances that unfavorably impact human well being

Contact Details
2 Peachtree Street, NW 13th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-657-6534
Fax: 404-657-6516

Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention

The key aims of this program:
  • The program works toward to eliminate health hazards related to housing and to create awareness about housing that is healthy, affordable, safe and accessible
  •  To aware about  housing conditions that is unsafe to live caused by dangers and works on it
  • They also make sure that proper care is provided for populations under threat by housing‐related health issues;

Georgia Asthma Control Program

Goals of this program:
  • To collect information on occurrence, hospitalization, deaths, and risk for asthma in Georgia.
  • To make reports consisting details of the burden of asthma for the public and health care professionals.
  • To give details to create asthma management programs and estimates the efficiency of the programs.
  • To work toward the quality of life of people of Georgia having asthma and reduce the burden of asthma in Georgia.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

This program is for women who are residing in Georgia and of age 21 to 64 years for cervical cancer screening and of age 40 to 64 years for breast cancer screening.  The program helps women who are not insured and also women with a low annual income (not greater than 200% of the federal poverty level).

Services provided by this program includes:
  • Full coverage Medicaid that not just includes cancer treatment but full range of services.
  • Cervical and Breast cancer treatment.

Georgia Sexual Violence Prevention Program

This Program is created to work toward the agenda of  Healthy People 2020 National Goals with the help of awareness and to effectively bring prevention of sexual crimes in eight public health districts of Georgia.

Women’s Health Medicaid Program

This program was passed by Congress in 2000 where women having early Breast and Cervical cancer signs can have access to treatment through medicaid. This is know as Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act. All 50 states have approved of this act and is being implemented in all states.

Georgia Department of Community Health

It is a main agency for all Medicaid related work
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It is a main agency for all Medicaid related work and also manages the
 Healthcare Facility Regulation, State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) and Health Information Technology in Georgia.They work and plan to provide affordable and best health services to residents of Georgians and countless visitors to the state.

Contact Details
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-656-4507

Georgia's Medicaid

Georgia's Medicaid work effectively for low-income families by giving them access to best medical facilities by paying their medical expenses including foster and adoptive children, pregnant women and women having breast or cervical cancer and for those people whose income is not enough to meet the cost of required medical services. Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) manages Medicaid and pays medical expenses with state and federal tax money.

To be eligible for Medicaid you should belong to any of the following category:
  •  pregnant
  •  over the age of 65
  •  a child or teenager age 18 or under
  •  been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer
  •  need nursing home care
  •  disabilities
  •  blind

For more information on Medicaid visit website http://www.medicare.gov/

Right from the Start Medicaid(RSM)

The program helps to make sure that pregnant women and women with breast or cervical cancer, children under age 19, Low Income Families get best health services through Medicaid and can get benefits of all the programs of Health Department.

RSM is to ensure people get best health services through Medicaid
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RSM helps you with following

  • Family Medicaid
  • Emergency Medical Assistance 
  • Collaborative Programs & Referrals
  • Women’s Health Medicaid
  • PeachCare for Kids
  • Outreach

Contact Details
Fax # 404-657-4090

Vital Records

The office of vital records work towards providing authentic records and data related any vital records to all Georgians without any trouble. You can click below links to request any of these:-

Request a birth certificate
Request a death certificate
Request a certified copy of a marriage application and license
Request confirmation of a divorce

Contact Details
Vital Records
2600 Skyland Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
State Office Hours | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Call Center Info | (404) 679-4702
Fax Center Info | (404) 679-4730

Health Data and Statistics

Georgia’s public health data can be accessed by these two ways:-

Access publicly available health data and statistics for the state of Georgia
Request data from the Department of Public Health

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