Health Topics

General | Food Safety | Home and Community | Insurance and Service Providers | Medicines and Herbals | Workplace and School 

Health - General Resources

Fulton County public health centers and office locations. Fulton County COVID-19 Hotline: (404) 613-8150. More information about Fulton County COVID-19 - related services. When in Atlanta, please follow city guidelines. Protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic by wearing a face covering. Watch Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrate how to make your own mask.

Clearinghouses of easy-to-read health information, news, and "online checkups" on topics such as hearing loss, calculating body mass index, and indoor air quality include:

  • MedlinePlus from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Healthfinder from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • CDC Wonder provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.
  • Health Information from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
  • A.D.A.M. Health Illustrated Encyclopedia. Find articles clearly describing diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, surgeries and other hospital procedures, illustrated with medical photographs and illustrations.

Treatment.gov, page of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration helps find a treatment facility for those experiencing addiction or mental health disorders.

MentalHealth.gov, portal to resources to help understand suicide and mental, personality and behavioral disorders.

MyHealtheVet portal. VA Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards for information on Agent Orange, depleted uranium, traumatic brain injury and much more.

Fulton County HIV/AIDS services page.

CDC's Women's Health page offers consumer health information and statistics for women, and specialized topics pages on diseases, safety at work, health disparities, and violence prevention.

National Institute on Aging’s Health Information page for seniors.

Report possible problems with vaccines using FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Report System.

Success rates of fertility clinics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

Vessel Sanitation Program, opens a new window. Review results of cruise ship inspections and disease outbreak information. Ships without a U.S. port in their itinerary do not receive surprise inspections under this program.

Health - Food Safety

COVID-19 - related safety considerations for restaurants and take-out from FDAOSHA, and CDCFood shopping concerns

Fulton County restaurant inspection scores. DeKalb County restaurant inspection scores.

Recalls, Withdrawals and Alerts, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Georgia has been one of the 10 states taking part in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's sentinel FoodNet (Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network).

Those who frequently eat fish caught locally, particularly women and caregivers feeding young children, should read the Guidelines For Eating Fish From Georgia Waters and Advice about Eating Fish and Shellfish

Overweight and obesity is common in America among adults and children and represents a dangerous risk factor for many diseases, including Covid-19. Among the many reliable sources of information for safe weight loss maintained by federal agencies are the Weight Management & Healthy Living Tips page of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center, the CDC's Overweight and Obesity page, and USDA's Choose My Plate. Also check FDA warnings about weight loss products, including its list of tainted weight loss products.

Health - Home and Community

CoronavirusCDC guidance for communities, schools, workplaces, and events. Learn about Georgia's contact tracing program. When in Atlanta please follow city guidelines. See U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance on such topics as indoor air and drinking water as it relates to reducing the spread of COVID-19. CDC page on COVID and petsFulton County epidemiology reports give information for local areas. 

Contact the Fulton County Environmental Health Services Department for help with pest control in and about the home.

Stay safe and healthy in the winter.  Stay safe on high heat days. All Atlantans, especially children, are at risk from ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun on high-UV days. Learn more at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Sun Safety website.

Health - Insurance and Service Providers

Use the HealthCare.gov portal to learn about the Affordable Care Act and to access an online tool that helps find local help signing up. Also links to a tool to compare care in different facilities. Encuentre ayuda local.

Federally-funded health centers. Pay what you can afford, based on your income.

Fulton County residents can take advantage of the Board of Commissioners' Prescription Discount Drug Card. Cardholders can also save on pet prescriptions. Request a card at Coast2CoastRx.  

Search a Georgia medical provider's license at the Composite State Board of Medical ExaminersGeorgia Dept. of Community Health provides a search tool to find facilities, see their licenses, and read their inspection reports. Make sure the facility performing your mammogram is certified.

Seniors and their caregivers can find listings of services from the U.S. Administration on Aging's Eldercare Locator. Fulton County offers many services for seniors - call StarLine at (404) 613-6000.

Find daycare and pre-K programs and link to their inspection reports at Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning's ChildCare search page.

Medicare and You, the basic booklet on the Medicare program.

Georgia Medicaid program. 

Georgia's PeachCare for Kids program and Georgia Families program.

Health - Medicines and Herbals

FDA ‘s page MedWatch, opens a new window collects advisories about food and food additives, prescription and over-the-counter medicines, biologics, medical devices including blood pressure monitors and breast pumps, combination products such as pre-filled drug syringes, metered-dose inhalers and nasal sprays, special nutritional products such as dietary supplements, medical foods and infant formulas, and cosmetics including dyes and tattoos.

Protect yourself, opens a new window when taking medicines, especially over-the-counter medicines, opens a new window taken without seeing a doctor. Learn to read the label, opens a new window.

Drug Information Portal, opens a new window of the National Library of Medicine for consumer-oriented drug information.

Herbs at a Glance, opens a new window, fact sheets from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Alerts and Advisories, opens a new window, from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Warning Letters, opens a new window from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition. 

Health - Workplace and School

Information from OSHA on safety in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, opens a new window

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, opens a new window provides key information and data in abbreviated form for chemicals or substance groupings, with recommendations for personal protection.

Occupational safety and health topics, opens a new window from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Search to see if OSHA was called in to inspect a facility, opens a new window. Find information, including state inspection reports, on child care facilities, from Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning, opens a new window.

Find resources on school safety, opens a new window, including information about COVID-19.  Safety Checklist for Schools program, opens a new window from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to identify and mitigate chemical and other hazards. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Healthy School Environments, opens a new window page offers a range of assistance on topics such as asbestos removal, mold hazards, and mercury in schools.

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