Troup County Health Department provides many services for the well-being of adults and teens in the Troup County area. These services include Women’s Health, Pregnancy Testing, STD Screening, Tuberculosis Screening, Immunizations, Social Security Screening, and Laboratory Services. If you have questions or need more information please contact us.
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The Women’s Wellness Program provides women with the education and services they need to stay well and plan healthy families. We offer medicalexaminations, lab tests, counseling, contraceptives and referrals for a wide range of health needs. Clients who need follow-up for abnormal breast and cervical findings may seek financial assistance and receive services through trained nurse practitioners within the district or physician partners in the community.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical Diagnostic Benefits:
This program allocates state funds for the diagnostic follow-up of abnormal Pap smears. Follow-up is based upon the policies and procedures outlined by the BCCP Program. Follow-up is mandated for clients in all women’s health programs.
State Breast and Cervical Program:
This program provides breast and cervical screening/re-screening and diagnostic services to women, targeting those ages 40-64 who are within 200% of the federal poverty level and uninsured. Health Department nurses provide clinical breast exams and paps as well as education regarding effective self-breast exam and healthy life style choices. Clients are referred to certified mammography facilities for screening and diagnostic mammography procedures. Partnerships with area surgeons enable clients in need of biopsies to get these services at a reduced cost. In the event that cancer is diagnosed, health department staff assists clients to apply for Women’s Health Medicaid coverage, which covers all forms of treatment.
BreasTEST and More (BT&M):
This program is very similar to the state breast and cervical program, however, it is funded through a grant from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). It targets women 50-64, those at highest risk for developing breast cancer. Clients receive the same type of services both through the health department and the community partners. The goal of both programs is to reach women never or rarely screened and to provide comprehensive breast and cervical services to reduce morbidity and mortality.
This program assists any pregnant woman eligible for Medicaid in gaining access to needed medical, nutritional, social, educational and other services. The target group is pregnant women under the age of 21 and any other pregnant woman at risk for adverse outcomes. Case management is provided by registered nurses, with the assistance of LPNs and HSTs, both within the health department as well as in the client’s home. The Georgia Department of Medical Assistance sets specific guidelines for billing and participation. This program is currently offered through 11 counties.
Pregnancy Related Services (PRS)
This program helps to reduce infant mortality and maternal and infant morbidity by providing two types of home visits to Medicaid eligible clients. This program may only be provided if requested by the mother in the early post-partum period. The first 2 visits are postpartum related and provide the mother and infant with medical assessments and teaching. Case management assures access to services such as WIC, well child-care and maternal postpartum checks. The second 2 visits assess developmental status of the infant and teach the mother how to recognize illness and prevent accidents. Case management promotes immunizations and well child check-ups. The Georgia Department of Medical Assistance sets specific guidelines for billing and participation. This program is offered through 6 counties.
Babies Born Healthy (BBH)
This program promotes the delivery of healthy babies to indigent and uninsured or underinsured women who are not eligible for Medicaid based upon income and/or documentation of United States citizenship. Case management assures access to prenatal care, nutritional services and social services provided by various community partners. The district office and county clinics work with physicians and hospitals to provide these women with prenatal care including selected laboratory and ultrasound services. Funds are allocated through the state office and managed by the district office. Clients may access this program through the 10 main county health departments.
Planning For Healthy Babies (P4HB)
Planning for Healthy Babies is a program that offers family planning services for women who do not qualify for other Medicaid benefits, or who have lost Medicaid coverage. To qualify, you must be between 18-44 years of age, must NOT be pregnant, must be able to have a baby, cannot have any medical insurance including private, Medicaid, Medicare, or PeachCare for Kids and family income must be less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Download the form below or visit http://www.p4hb.org/ to apply online.
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One in two young people will get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by age 25—and most won’t know it. Get yourself tested.
Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are also referred to as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. The term “STD” or “STI” does not refer to any one disease, but includes more than 25 infectious organisms that are transmitted through sexual activity, as well as the many clinical syndromes (effects) that they cause.
Commonly Diagnosed STDs
Any woman can get BV.
Most people who have chlamydia don’t know it since the disease often has no symptoms.
Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.
Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation.
Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.
Having an STD can make you more likely to get HIV.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) can lead to serious consequences including infertility.
The sexual behaviors that spread syphilis also spread other STDs, like HIV.
Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is easy to cure.
Troup County Health Department offers services such as confidential screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV counseling and testing, and help with confidential partner notification should the need arise.
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that primarily affects the lungs, but can affect any part of the body. A germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes the disease.
TB is spread through the air when an infected person sprays out droplets by coughing, speaking or singing. Some droplets don’t fall to the ground but remain suspended in the air, then break apart and leave very tiny germs. These germs must be inhaled and get down into the alveoli (tiny air sacs) of a person’s lungs for someone to become infected.
Symptoms of Tuberculosis:
- Productive cough – usually lasting more than 3 weeks
- Unexplained fever
- Night sweats
- Unintentional weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme tiredness
- Coughing up blood or blood-streaked sputum
A TB skin test is given to determine TB infection. You can get this test at the Health Department or your primary physicians office. Pubic Health investigates and monitors cases of TB to control transmission and prevent community outbreaks. We also provide medication and chest x-rays if needed.
TB Program services to TB suspects, TB cases and contacts of TB cases are provided at no charge, regardless of ability to pay. Services to others are available for a nominal fee.
How can I find old immunization records?
Unfortunately, there is no national organization that maintains this information. Learn more about how to find old immunization records.
Pregnancy and Immunization
If you’re pregnant or planning to conceive, it’s time to give your immunization history some attention. Some vaccine-preventable infections can pose a serious risk to your health and your unborn baby’s. Check with your doctor to see what you may be missing.
Heading off to College? Visit the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia to find out information on immunizations required before beginning college.
Learn about Immunization Requirements for the University System of Georgia.
It is important to monitor your child’s immunizations throughout all of their school years. New shots may have been added to the immunization schedule since your child started school.
Visit the Immunization Action Coalition’s page on teen immunizations for information.
Georgia law requires all children entering school or day care to show proof of immunization. However, children should begin to receive vaccinations as infants so they can be protected during the preschool years.
Children’s Immunization Schedule
Limited laboratory testing with physician’s order.
Social Security Screenings
Performs SSI screenings.