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Am I Eligible For WIC?

• Must live in Georgia • Infants from birth to 12 months • Children ages 1 to 5 (including foster children) • Pregnant women • Postpartum women (up to 6 months) • Breastfeeding mothers (up to 1 year) Find out if you are eligible at https://dph.georgia.gov/wic-eligibility-assessment. WIC is available at your local Health Department. Please… Read more »

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Winter Guidance for Mosquitoes and Ticks

During this holiday season, please be mindful of mosquitoes and ticks for the winter. Tree hugging mosquitoes may become active on warm afternoons, especially up in tree stands with deer season lasting through January. So please be sure to wear repellant. Ticks and other species are also a year-round problem and remain active in the… Read more »

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Georgia WIC Offers No Cost Nutritional Services

Your local Health Department is offering a special supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children. This program allows those who are employed or unemployed, those who may or may not have Medicaid and those who receive SNAP benefit to receive NUTRITIONAL FOODS AT NO COST. WIC is available at your local Health Department. Please… Read more »

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Local Health Departments Recommended Inspections on Well Water

The Department of Public Health recommends that well water owners regularly inspect their wells for sources and entry points of contamination.  Problems can exist with the land surface, the structure covering the well, the slab, the electrical conduit, the well water cap, casing, screen, and filtration equipment.  Shallow and improperly constructed wells are especially vulnerable… Read more »

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