Take preventive action now against COVID-19

According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease are at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract the COVID-19 virus. This means that most people with Medicare are at a higher risk. Your health, safety, and welfare is our highest priority.

In addition to practicing good everyday prevention through things such as hand washing and avoiding touching your face, the CDC says there is more you can do to take precautions against COVID-19 and reduce your risk of exposure:

  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces with limited air circulation.
  • Defer all cruise ship travel worldwide, particularly if you also have underlying health issues.
  • Avoid situations that put you at increased risk, including non-essential travel such as long plane trips.

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Remember: Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19 — you pay no out-of-pocket costs. And Medicare also covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. For more information about Medicare and COVID-19, visit Medicare.gov.

Sincerely, The Medicare Team

Note: For the latest information on the coronavirus, including travel advisories, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NO COST Hepatitis A Shots Offered at Health Departments in North Georgia

2019 FEB 25, North GA – Due to an increase in eastern Alabama, southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia of reported cases of hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus, public health departments in north Georgia are providing hepatitis A vaccinations at no out-of-pocket expense. We are especially urging people who are at greatest risk for becoming infected with hepatitis A, including people who are incarcerated in jails, homeless persons, injecting drug users, and men who have sex with men, to come to a county health department in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield County for a no-cost-to-clients hepatitis A vaccination. Learn more at http://bit.ly/No-Cost-Hep-A-Shot_NorthGA.

Contact information for each county health department in North Georgia:

Cherokee: 1219 Univeter Road, Canton, GA 30115, (770) 345-7371 or 7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, GA, (770) 928-0133

Fannin: 95 Ouida Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, (706) 632-3023

Gilmer: 28 Southside Church Street, Ellijay, GA 30540, (706) 635-4363

Murray: 709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705, (706) 695-4585

Pickens: 60 Health Way, Jasper, GA 30143, (706) 253-2821

Whitfield: 800 Professional Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30720, (706) 279-9600