Catoosa County Government Website

Catoosa County Health Department

Annie Evitt Health Center

Amy Carroll
County Nurse Manager
145 Catoosa Circle
P. O. Box 1427
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-406-2000

Catoosa County Health Department is located at the countyís Benton Place Campus just off Old Mill Road.

The 14,472 square-foot building contains 67 rooms and provides the needed space for residents of Catoosa County requiring health care. There is a spacious conference room that is available for local community meetings and part of the building is equipped with a ventilation system that prevents patients with contagious diseases from infecting others. Sitting on some 72 acres, the single-story brick building has been joined by the countyís new library, senior citizens, literacy center, and the Colonnade.

"We are very proud of our health department," said Amy Carroll, Catoosa County Health Department Nurse Manager. "We are able to offer quality healthcare at an affordable price. We offer many screenings/tests to our community that include Blood Pressure Checks, Child Health Checks, Hearing/Vision/Dental Screenings, Pregnancy Tests, Tuberculosis Testing, HIV Testing & Counseling, Head Lice/Scabies, Hepatitis B Testing, Lead Screening, and Metabolic Screenings for Newborns.

We have health services available that include Diabetes Education, Family Planning, Immunizations, Pap smears & follow-up, Prenatal Case Management, Sexually Transmitted Disease Services, and Health & Nutrition Education."

"We also offer Special Services through some Federal and State Programs such as the Babies Canít Wait Program, Children 1st Program, Childrenís Medical Services,

Community Care Services, Medicaid for pregnant women and women with breast or cervical cancer, and the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program," said Ms. Carroll.

Vital Records (including birth and death certificates) are maintained at the health department. Our office also processes paternity acknowledgements, legitimations, and delayed birth certificates. There is a processing fee for the certificates that the health department issues.

Helen Franks, the Operations Support Coordinator, said that the health department usually serves about 2000 patients each month. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8am-5pm, Thursday from 8am-7pm and Friday from 8am-2pm. We welcome walk-ins for many of our services. If you would like to check to see if you need an appointment for the service that you are requesting, please call (706)406-2000 during our normal business hours and we will be glad to assist you.

The Environmental Health Section of the Catoosa County Health Department is located at 182 Tiger Trail, Ringgold, Georgia. This section handles septic tank permits, restaurant inspections, and other environmental concerns.  Environmental Health Section  may be reached at 706-406-2030. Office hours are Monday Ė Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The office is closed for lunch from 12 :00 pm-1:00 pm.

We are also actively involved in Emergency Preparedness and participate with other first responders in the monthly local Emergency Planning Committee.