Heard County Health Dept.

Heard County Environmental Health
1191 Franklin Parkway
Franklin, GA 30217
Ph: 706.675.3456
Fax: 706.675.6795


New Hours

Beginning September 1st the health department will be open every Thursday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. We will continue to be closed from 12:00-1:00pm for lunch and open from 1:00-5:00pm.



Did you know that you may qualify for WIC services if you are pregnant, just had a baby or are breast feeding your infant; your child may qualify up to their 5th birthday. If you qualify you receive a nutrition assessment, health screening, nutrition education, referrals to other health and social services, vouchers for healthy foods and much more. Click or copy and paste the link into your Web browser to complete an online application to see if you qualify.

Low-Birth Weight Initiative

The facts

  • Low birthweight infants are those born weighing less than 5.5 pounds.
  • Low birthweight infants face higher rates of infant mortality, developmental challenges, and long-term disabilities.
  • Preventing low birthweight infants is a serious public health challenge.


We are working to reduce the number of low birth weight babies born to Heard County residents by partnering with other social and healthcare agencies to provide smoking cessation classes, nutrition and healthy lifestyle classes, assistance for dealing with maternal stress, and referral to affordable health and dental care.


Click here for more information about the Low-Birthweight Initiative in Georgia and be sure to visit our facebook page for information on upcoming classes and special events.

Heard County Dental Clinic now taking appointments

The Heard County Dental Clinic, located at the Heard Health Center at 1191 Franklin Parkway in Franklin, is open one day a week and provides general prevention and restorative services for children and limited adult services on a space available basis. The dental clinic accepts most Medicaid and Peachcare coverage, as well as sliding-scale fees for the uninsured. Private insurance is not accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 770-317-8335 and leave a message including your name and phone number, and a member of the staff will return your call.