Immunizations are among the public health services offered at the Cherokee County Health Department clinic in Canton. The county board has approved the Cherokee Board of Health’s plan to expand the clinic. AJC FILE

Cherokee OKs expansion of county health clinic in Canton

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has given its blessing to a plan by the Cherokee Board of Public Health to expand its Canton clinic – in a building owned by county government – to better serve area residents.

Public Health plans to spend $1.4 million expanding the building at 1219 Univeter Road, County Board Chairman Harry Johnston told commissioners. The Health Board oversees the county Health Department, which operates clinics in Woodstock and Canton.

The funds for the project would come from the board and a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, according to a staff report to commissioners. Johnston noted the money would come through the state from the federal government, and no county expenditures would be necessary.

“We grant permission to them to expand our building at their expense,” he said.

The Health Department runs women’s and children’s clinics and offers immunizations and dental care to families who otherwise couldn’t afford them. Information: https://bit.ly/2Zgu5iG

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