DeKalb closes second health center over COVID-19

The DeKalb County Board of Health recently started a COVID-19 hotline. CONTRIBUTED

The DeKalb County Board of Health is temporarily closing a second health center as it responds to the coronavirus.

Closing the North DeKalb Health Center is “necessary to respond to COVID-19 demands,” the health board said in a statement Friday. The center is located at 3807 Clairmont Rd. NE in Chamblee.

Staff members will be shifted to other centers. The East DeKalb Health Center was previously closed in an effort to consolidate staff members after they focus on the spread of the novel virus.

The Board of Health recently launched a COVID-19 call center to provide information and answer questions about the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The call center, which has live since March 24, serves as an alternative to the state of Georgia's hotline.

It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling 404-294-3700 and selecting Option 1.

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Starting Monday, April 6, reduced health services will be available only at certain locations in DeKalb:

  • Babies Can't Wait, Children First and Children's Medical Services: Consultations via telephone only.
  • Dental Clinic: Only emergencies will be seen at the T.O. Vinson Health Center and will require calling in advance.
  • Family Planning: Clinic appointments are not available. Birth control will be called in to the preferred pharmacy.
  • High Risk Infant Clinic: Only available at the T.O. Vinson Health Center.
  • Immunization Clinic: Available at the Clifton Springs and T.O. Vinson health centers.
  • Pregnancy Care Management: Available at the Clifton Springs and T.O. Vinson health centers.
  • Ryan White Clinic: Call in advance before coming to the clinic.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic: Available at the Clifton Springs and T.O. Vinson health centers.
  • Tuberculosis Clinic: Available at the T.O. Vinson Health Center.
  • Vital Records: The office is closed to the public. Birth and death certificates are available online at dekalbhealth.net/vital-records/.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic: WIC Voucher pickup and recertification will be available via drive-thru only at the Tucker WIC office.

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