Columbus Health Department

Yellow Dot Program

The Columbus Health Department has partnered with the Chattahoochee Valley Library System and Columbus Fire & EMS to bring the Georgia Yellow Dot Program to…

Cervical Cancer Awareness

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  According to the CDC: More than 4,000 women die of cervical cancer each year. As many as 93%…

Free Diabetes Prevention Program

More than 1 in 10 Georgia adults has diabetes, or more than a million people.  Several hundred thousand more Georgians have pre-diabetes, a condition that…

Columbus Health Department Welcomes Healthy Start Program

The Georgia Department of Public Health was awarded funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health. These funds will support the…

PrEP Clinic Now Open at the Columbus Health Department

PrEP, the maintenance medication to help prevent HIV, will be available at the Columbus Health Department, beginning Tuesday, October 1st. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is when people take HIV medicines daily to lower their…

Back to School Vaccines

Could it already be time for school to start again? Yes!! Visit your local health department now and don’t wait until the last minute! Your child may need required immunizations or exams,…

National HIV Testing Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.1 million people have HIV, and one in seven of them don’t know they are infected. Knowing one’s HIV status…

Ladies Who PrEP Summit Aims to Empower Women

The Ladies Who PrEP Summit is a half day meeting that serves to increase PrEP awareness and uptake among women through community mobilization. The goals of the summit are to: · increase…