Blairsville, GA is one of the premier retirement and second home communities in the North Georgia area and I am often asked about health care options. The Blairsville/Union County Chamber of Commerce put together some great info about the health care in the Blairsville area, check it out
Union General Hospital, Inc.
Union General Hospital is a full service, non-profit community hospital operated by the Union County Hospital Authority. In 2007 Union General received the Top 100 Hospital's Award from Modern Healthcare. A $34 million dollar, 80,000 square foot expansion was completed in August 2006. Union General has received the Women’s Choice Award for being one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, four years in a row, 2013-2016. Approved by both Medicare & Medicaid, this 45-bed hospital also contains a new emergency room with 11 rooms and 14 beds, 5 birthing rooms, a new Surgical Department, Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging Department. A medical helicopter is stationed at Union General Hospital 24/7 to airlift patients to other hospitals when necessary. Union General owns and operates 12 other facilities located in and around our community. The facilities include: Union County Nursing Home, Union County Dialysis Center, The Clinic at Walmart, Blue Mountain Family Practice, Union General Child Care, Union General Wellness Center, Glenda Gooch House, Chatuge Regional Hospital, Chatuge Regional Nursing Home, Chatuge Behavioral Care, Clearview Senior Behavioral Healthcare and Hayesville Family Practice. For further information on the hospital call (706) 745-2111 or check out their website at: www.uniongeneralhospital.com.
Union County Nursing Home
Union County Nursing Home is a 150-bed facility that is owned and operated by Union General Hospital. This facility offers services such as activities, dietary, lab, therapeutic and occupational therapy on site to the residents. The nursing home is a non-profit facility with Medicare and Medicaid eligibility. They can be contacted at 706-745-4948.
Union County Health Department
Union County Health Department is part of the State of Georgia's Department of Human Resources. The Health Department includes both medical and environmental health services. In addition to providing medical services such as immunizations, health care for women and children, lab services and a Child Safety Seat Program, the Environmental Health Department is responsible for water testing, rabies control, restaurant safety inspections and septic tank permits. The Health Department can be contacted at 706-745-6292 and Environmental Health at 706-781-3824.