129 County Recreation Road, Suite 200
P.O. Box 801 • Blairsville, GA 30514

Phone: 706-745-4500 Fax: 706-745-1859
Friday - Sep 20, 2019

Live, Grow Care in Union County

Union County residents enjoy top quality medical care from the award-winning Union General Hospital and from caring local healthcare providers. Furthermore, Union County is served by a quality nursing home operated by Union General Hospital. The Union County Health Department addresses public health issues throughout the county. This translates into overall good health for the community.

Union County in 2018 ranked in the top 20% in health among Georgia’s 159 counties, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual County Health Rankings.

Union General Hospital has evolved into one of the most modern and progressive hospitals in the state:

  • • 45 private inpatient rooms
  • • Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology
  • • One of "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience" four years in a row by the Women's Choice Award
  • • one of the "most wired" hospitals in the country
  • • named a 100 SafeCare Hospital for being in the top 1% of hospitals in the nation for low infection, low complications, low readmissions, and high patient satisfaction and value
  • • one of only six hospitals in the state to receive a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Union General Hospital healthcare system owns and operates 21 facilities, which include two hospitals, two nursing homes, a dialysis center, wellness center, as well as many other facilities. There are around 1,200 employees between all the affiliated facilities. Union General Hospital offers a host of services and specialties to assist patients with many aspects of their care: emergency services, women's health, pediatrics, orthopedics, lab services, outpatient care, radiology, cardiology, endoscopy, rehabilitation services, respiratory therapy, surgery center, wound care and hyperbaric center, swing bed services, telemedicine, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, ambulance services and non-emergency transport. Union County residents are automatically enrolled in Air Methods Advantage in the event the medical helicopter at Union General Hospital is needed.

To locate a physician in Union County, please refer to Union General Hospital’s physician directory.

NURSING HOME & ASSISTED LIVING

The Union County Hospital Authority operates a $4-million, 50,000 sq.-ft. nursing home with 150 beds, Union County Nursing Home, which is adjacent to Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Union County has outstanding assisted living facilities, including Branan Lodge and Stonehenge.

UNION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Union County Health Department's Health Center is located at 67 Chase Drive in Blairsville. This Center works to protect our community from health risks, to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle and to prevent disease and disabilities. Prevention is the backbone of public health and the scope of service at this Center has a broad range. Some of the health services provided are:

  • • women's health
  • • blood pressure screening
  • • pregnancy testing
  • • dental clinic
  • • well-child clinic
  • • hearing and vision testing
  • • WIC program
  • • nursing services
  • • vital records
  • • environmental health
Ratio of Persons to Physicians (2018) 1060:1
Primary Care Clinicians per 100,000 Population (2018) 91