- The Office of Injury Prevention identifies the leading causes of injury and injury- related death to persons of all ages. Two coalitions, Safe Kids of DeKalb and Safe Communities of DeKalb, work to develop and implement prevention programs to reduce injuries and injury- related death.
- The DeKalb County Board of Health provides confidential HIV testing. Standard testing is available with results given in two weeks. A “rapid test” referral can be provided when needed. Learn more.
- The Office of Infectious Diseases (OID) is responsible for the prevention, detection, control, and investigation of potential infectious diseases and clusters of illness, excluding sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
Immunizations / flu shots
- Influenza-often called the flu-is a contagious, potentially serious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that attack the upper respiratory tract. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Flu viruses are easily spread from person to person in respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing. Learn more.
- Contact the DeKalb County Community Service Board at 404-294-3834
for more information.
Refugee health services
- Refugee Health Services provide screening for newly arrived refugees (within 90 days of arrival) for chronic diseases, communicable diseases and impairments. Any abnormalities are evaluated and treated or referred for treatment. DeKalb County Board of Health provides education and an introduction to all services.
- Educates the community on the health effects of tobacco use, secondhand smoke, and how to eliminate it from our environment. Also, provides referral to cessation resources within DeKalb County..
- Our program offers screenings and travel immunizations for people traveling to other countries. We will help you make your trip is a healthy one.
- Call 404-294-3700 for more information.