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 2023 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:
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.
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.
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: