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Newton County Health Department is located in the city of Covington. This health department offers and is not limited to the following health services and programs: Behavioral Health, Chronic Disease, Perinatal/Infant Health, Women Infants and Children (WIC), Women's Health, HIV/STD Epidemiology Unit, Immunization Program, Vaccines for Children, Family Planning Program, and School Health.

The Chronic Disease program was established to prevent outgoing death of the top three causes of death in Georgia. Up to 62 percent of all deaths in Georgia are caused by cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke. Action is taken by concentrating on the prevention or delaying development of chronic diseases and their complications. Health education and health promotion efforts are designed to result in organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease and promotion of health. In their mission for the prevention of disease the Newton County Health Department allows Vaccines for Children through providers to immunize eligible children for a nominal administration fee.

WIC benefits are available to eligible pregnant or postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 years. Eligible participants must have an income at or below 185% of US Poverty Income Guidelines; be a state resident; and be at nutritional or medical risk, as determined by a health professional. WIC provides these services: Nutrition assessment, health screening, medical history, body measurement, hemoglobin check, nutrition education, breast-feeding support and education, and vouchers for food supplements.

Perinatal Health Services is a state funded program that pays for the prenatal care of mothers that do not qualify for health insurance or Medicaid The program provides in-home health assessments and teaching for women who have recently delivered a baby. A physical assessment is done on both the mother and baby followed by education on breastfeeding, SIDS reduction, infant feeding, well-child routine care, and family planning.

Contact information:

Newton County Health Department
8203 Hazelbrand Rd NE, Covington, GA 30014
Phone: (770) 786-9086



 

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