Houston County Health Department
About the Houston County Health Department:
The Houston County Health Department serves people of all classes and economic status and is responsible for protecting public health and safety as well as preventing disease and disability. Minimal charges and appointments are made for certain services.
98 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088
(see map below)
(478) 218-2000 Office
(478) 218-2017 Fax
(478) 218-2020 Environmental Health
County Nurse Manager:
Chris Sikes, RN
Environmental Health County Manager: Christine Buffington
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed on State-Observed Holidays
About the Houston County Health Department:
All services offered at the Houston County Health Department are available to anyone. A Spanish-speaking interpreter is available during business hours. We have a conference room that can be rented by the hour for the general public and soon there will be a ceiling mounted projector.
*Is your child entering school in the fall of 2015? The vaccine requirements have changed. Click here to see if your child needs the new vaccines. Don’t wait until the last minute to get the needed shots. Call us for more information!
*We’re visiting schools throughout Houston County to provide students with free flu shots. See the entire School Based Flu Schedule and download a consent form for your child now!
*Are you planning to travel? Come visit our International Travel Clinic for the latest information on immunizations and health information to ensure a safe and healthy trip. Appointments are available for groups and off-site gatherings. Please call 218-2000 and ask for Melissa.
*Car Seat Safety Classes are now being offered for Houston County residents! Participants in need may receive a car seat for free while supplies last after completing the class. For more information, please click here.
*If you are in a hurry and need immunization services without the wait, come visit our Adult Immunization Clinic. Follow the signs in the parking lot of the Houston County Health Department to the dedicated Adult Immunization Clinic entrance.
*Take care of yourself! Please visit the Houston County Health Department for Family Planning services. Our specially trained nurses are available with Family Planning related information, birth control options, health screenings, and risk reduction planning. Call 218-2000 for appointments.
*Pertussis (whooping cough) is most severe for babies, who often catch the illness from a family member or other caregiver whose immunity has lessened so that they have become carriers. All caregivers of infants should get a whooping cough booster, called TDaP. It’s especially important for those in close contact with babies younger than 12 months. For more information on Pertussis, click here.
*We are also proud to announce that we are offering Zostavax, the shingles vaccine. Most Medicare Part D plans are accepted to cover the cost of the vaccine. Call or visit the health department for more information!
*The health department is also offering Gardasil, the first vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer due to HPV. Vaccination is recommended for girls and boys ages 9-26. Call or visit the health department for more information.
*Are you or your employees in need of CPR, Blood Borne Pathogen, or First Aid Certification? We can help! Certified instructors are available by appointment for group or individual instruction. American Red Cross and American Heart Association Certifications are available. Call 478-218-2000 and ask for Joy.
*Give your baby or child a Great Start! If you are pregnant or care for a child birth through 5 years old, please call 1-855-707-8277 to find out what resources are available in Houston County for your child or family. The call is free!
Expecting your first child? Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary program for women who are expecting their first baby. If you enroll, a registered nurse will visit you in hour home throughout the pregnancy and continue until your child’s second birthday. Click here to find out more.
*If an organization or group needs health education services, please feel free to contact Joy Knight, Health Educator at the Houston County Health Department, at 478-218-2000.
UPCOMING TRAINING OFFERED AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
* BLS for Healthcare workers Initial Training
* BLS for Healthcare workers Renewal
For more information on BLS training, please call the Houston County Health Department at 478-218-2000. Additional information on finding a class and registration can be found at www.heart.org.
All classes will be taught at 98 Cohen Walker DriveWarner Robins, GA31088 in the Conference Room. For questions or to register, contact: Joy Knight or Lesley Evans, RN at 478-218-2000. Student rates are available.
Programs and Services Offered:
- B-12 Injection (as ordered by a physician)
- Babies Can’t Wait (Perry)
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
- Drug Testing
- Environmental Health
- Family Planning – Birth Control Choices Video
- Flu & Pneumonia Injections
- HIV testing*
- Hearing, Vision, Dental Screenings for School*
- Nurse Family Partnership
- Prescription Assistance
- Pregnancy Testing
- PKU/Sickle Cell Service*
- STD Screening
- Travel Clinic
- Tuberculosis Screening*
- Various Lab Tests*
- Well-child Checkups
* No Appointment Necessary
Not all Health Department services are free.
Some services have set prices and others are based on a sliding scale according to your family size and income.
No one is denied service due to inability to pay.