About Gilmer County Health Department Clinic Ellijay
This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model.This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income.You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost.In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Travel Clinic: Extension 104 or 113
WIC Fax: 706-276-1824
The Gilmer County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Gilmer County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.
Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income.
Offers examinations to pregnant women (laboratory work and nutritional counseling and education).
Family Planning Services
Provides birth control information, exams, and birth control methods to interested persons.
Provides Medicaid coverage to income-eligible pregnant women during the Medicaid application processing period.
Perinatal Case Management
Provides a person to person approach which weaves together resources, including health and social services, for pregnant women to allow for healthy pregnancies resulting in healthy babies.
Babies Can't Wait/Child Tracking Program
Identifies and follows high-risk infants and children and provides a coordinated approach to health care for them.
Provides complete physical examinations to children from infancy to 6 years of age including screening tests, immunizations, and nutritional counseling.
Provides screening of medical and/or developmental problems for Medicaid-eligible children from infancy to 20 years of age.
Provides metabolic blood tests to assess for metabolic abnormalities that can cause mental retardation and other permanent disorders.
Provides dental services for children
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides screening and follow up services to low income, uninsured/underinsured women throughout Georgia who meet eligibility requirements.
Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program
Provides blood pressure screening, education, monitoring, treatment, and follow-up.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
This program is a special nutrition program that provides nutrition education, food supplements and referrals to health care providers to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.
Children's Medical Services
Serves children from birth to 21 years of age by providing various medical needs. Persons can be referred by physicians or public health nurses. Specialty clinics such as diabetes, seizure, hearing, cardiac, and orthopedics are provided.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services
Provides physical examinations, lab tests, and treatment of STDs, as well as follow-up for identified cases. Also provides AIDS testing and counseling services.
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Gilmer County Health Department Clinic Ellijay website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.
Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021
|Persons In Family Household||Poverty Guideline Salary per year|
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.
COVID-19 Information for Patients
Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
- Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache
- Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
- Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems
Mild Covid Symptoms
- Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Mild, dry cough
- Mild body aches
Moderate Covid Symptoms
- Fever above 100.4 F
- Persistent cough
- Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
- Exhaustion, need to stay in bed
Severe Covid Symptoms
- Constant trouble breathing
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- Trouble staying awake
- Blue lips or face