North Central Health District


Hancock County Health Department


HancockCoHDAbout the Hancock County Health Department:

Providing preventive healthcare services to the whole community. Make sure to follow Hancock County Health Department on Facebook to receive information on local events, emergency information and more!

Hancock County Community Health Assessment

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Looking for environmental health services? Visit the Hancock County Environmental Health page.

516 Boland Street
P.O. Drawer 398
Sparta, GA 31087

(706) 444-6616 Office
(706) 444-5647 Fax
(706) 444-6616 Environmental Health

County Nurse Manager:
Shirley Tucker, RN

Environmental Health Specialist:
David Mercer
(Please note the Environmental Health Specialist only works in Hancock County on Tuesday and Thursday)

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed on State-Observed Holidays

Board Meetings:
Visit the Upcoming Events page for a full list of upcoming meetings.

Programs and Services Offered:

  • B-12 Injections (as ordered by a physician)
  • Babies Can’t Wait Referrals
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
  • Children’s Medical Services
  • Child Safety Car Seat Program
  • Child Support Recovery Services Referrals
  • Disability Adjudication Physicals
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology Services
  • Evaluation of Existing Sewage & Water Systems
  • Family Planning – Birth Control Choices Video
  • Flu & Pneumonia Injections
  • Physicals
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics Screening
  • Head Lice Checks
  • Health Check
  • Health Education Programs
  • Hematocrit-Hemoglobin Checks
  • HIV Testing
  • Immunizations
  • Injury Control Program
  • Mammogram Referrals
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Newborn Medicaid Eligibility Services
  • Parasite Screening
  • Personal Home Care Program
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Presumptive Medicaid Eligibility Services for Pregnant Women
  • PKU/Sickle Cell Service
  • Rhuematic Fever Program
  • Scoliosis Screening
  • Services for High Risk Women & Infants
  • STD Testing
  • Substance Abuse Referrals
  • TB Screening
  • TB Skin Tests & Chest X-rays
  • Vision, Hearing & Dental Screening
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • WIC

Service Fees & Insurance:

Small fees are charged for some services such as: immunizations, water sampling and septic tank inspections and permits.
Some services are charged on a sliding scale determined by client income. Medicaid/Medicare are billed for participating clients with presentation of card at the time of visit.
Services may be covered by insurance plans provided by:

  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield for immunizations only

Contact the health department for more information on what insurance we accept. No one is denied service because of inability to pay or lack of insurance.