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Hepatitis and Blood Pressure awareness month

May is Hepatitis and Blood Pressure awareness month!

Please take time to read our HCV RISK FACTOR questionnaire to see if you need to be screened for hepatitis. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you need to be tested. Healing Hands is currently offering hepatitis panel screenings to the general public for only $30. We are also offering free blood pressure checks during regular business hours.

Hepatitis panel screenings are by appointment only. The clinic accepts cash, credit cards, and debit cards only. We do not bill insurance. Call 706-994-6768 for appointment.

Go to www.cdc.gov to learn more about undiagnosed and untreated hepatitis.


Wash your hands

Did you know that December 2-8, 2018 is National Hand Washing Awareness week?

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Just in time for cold and flu season, it is a fantastic way to promote better hygiene and reduce respiratory illnesses -- particularly with little ones. Learn more about killing germs and about hand sanitizers at the Center for Disease Control.

Follow these five steps every time you wash your hands.

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Healing Hands walking in Sorghum Parade 2017
Photo by Scott Anna - Mountain Memories

Healing Hands Community Clinic had a great time walking in the 20187 Sorghum Festival Parade in Blairsville, Georgia on October 14th.


September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month -- Georgia Mountain Food Bank and food banks across the country in the Feeding America Network are spreading awareness of the 1 in 7 Americans who struggle with hunger. We challenge you all to spread awareness and join the movement to fight hunger in America.


Golf Tournament Winners 2017

What a great time we had at the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament! Thank you to Chick-Fil-A for the awesome food! Congratulations to the winning team (left to right) Cody Ching, Dave Bristol, Daniel Liberatore and Scott Carter.



New defibrillator at Healing Hands

Thank you to our wonderful community.

We put out the word out on a Monday that we were in need of a lifesaving Automated External Defibrillator and BAM, by Thursday we had raised all of the money and ordered the machine! We are so blessed to be a part of a loving and generous mountain family.


1st Annual Golf Tournament

The 1st Annual Golf Tournament was a great success. Thanks to all of our sponsors, players, and volunteers!


© Zoltan Pataki | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Since 1970, January has been known as National Blood Donor Month. It's a time when blood organizations like the American Red Cross pay tribute to the nearly 11 million people who give blood each year, and encourage others to start the New Year off right by coming to give the gift of life.


November is American Diabetes Awareness Monty

November is Diabetes Awareness month. Anyone can walk into Healing Hands Community Clinic during business hours through the month of November for a free glucose check. They do not have to be uninsured. (We will be closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving.)


National Healthy Lung Monty

October is National Healthy Lung Month. Everything from pollen and mold to cigarette smoke can harm the lungs. Protecting your lungs is important to overall health. Call us today to find out about our free smoking cessation program.


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Monty

October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


August is psoriasis awareness month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location. Some people report that psoriasis is itchy, burns and stings. Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Learn more at www.psoriasis.org.


July is Juvenile Arthriitis Awareness Month

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.


June is cataract awareness month

June is Cataract Awareness Month! Cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a 95 percent success rate. And, a new study found that cataract surgery patients had a significantly reduced rate of hip fractures from falls. For more information visit PreventBlindness.org.


Oral Cancer Awareness

April is ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! Stop by the clinic during regular business hours through the month of April and pick up a free toothbrush, trial size toothpaste, tote bag (while supplies last), and oral cancer awareness information. We look forward to seeing you.


May is Mental Health Awarenss Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month.

This May, Mental Health America is calling on you to share what life with a mental illness feels like - MHA want you to speak up, to share your point of view with people who may be struggling to explain what they are going through—and help others figure out if they too are showing signs of a mental illness. Sharing is the key to breaking down negative attitudes and misperceptions surrounding mental illnesses and to showing others that they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms.


Butternut Creek Golf Course Charity TournamentThe 1st Annual Golf Tournament was a great success!

Monday, May 23, 2016
Butternut Creek Golf Course
Blairsville, Georgia

Thanks to all of our tournament sponsors:

Akins & Davenport, PC
American Legion
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
Brasstown Pharmacy
Budget Blinds
Colwell Construction Company, Inc
Dan Eichenbaum, MD
Dr. Mark Baker
Jerry L. Henderson, State Farm
Jim's Smokin' Que
King Ford
Logan Turnpike Mill
Mary Beth Wiles, MD
Monet's Restaurant
Phil's Garage
Scott Carter
Seasons Inn
Steve Efird, MD
Thomas Karisny, MD
Union General Hospital
Ware Chevrolet
Wilson Parker Homes
Young Harris College


Sandy Sharrock at quarterly meeting

Healing Hands Assistant Clinic Director Sandy Sharrock goes over new procedures with Healing Hands staff at quarterly meeting on March 2, 2016.


Thank you!

Many thanks to those who answered the call of our annual appeal letter for volunteers to staff the clinic and for monetary donations. It is by the generosity of the community that Healing Hands is able to assist those who are uninsured. Without the support of the community many of our citizens would not have access to healthcare. Once again, thank you!


Flu shots are available

Free Flu shots are still available for our diabetic and COPD patients.


As of November 2015, the volunteer staff of Healing Hands has experienced over 800 patient visits, donated in excess of $120,000 in professional healthcare services, and provided over $3,000 in diabetic supplies- all with no cost to the patient. The clinic is currently open only 6 hours per week!


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more.

What You Can Do

•If you're aged 50 to 75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.
•Be physically active.
•Maintain a healthy weight.
•Don't drink too much alcohol.
•Don't smoke.


Healing Hands receives donation from Southern Bank & Trust, Blairsville.

April Ketchum, Jeri Ann King, and Chasity Miller
April Ketchum, Jeri Ann King and Chasity Miller

The community-minded staff of Southern Bank & Trust held an awesome bake sale with the proceeds benefiting the clinic. Thank you Southern Bank & Trust for thinking of Healing Hands Community Clinic!



February is American Heart Month

Simple changes can make a big difference in heart health! Here are some ideas for getting started:
•Talk to your doctor about ways to control high blood pressure.
•Add physical activity to your daily routine.
•Make heathy eating swaps, such as using fresh or dried herbs and spices instead of salt.
•Quit smoking.


Training Opportunity

Stalking Awareness

Since January is National Stalking Awareness Month free training sessions will be conducted on the topic at Young Harris College (see flier). A community event for individuals and businesses will also be conducted on January 20th from 10 to noon at the Pat Haralson Civic Center in Blairsville. Happy New Year! ... Betsy Ramsey, Community Resource Coordinator, SAFE



December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month!

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Contact Us:

Phone: 706-994-6768

Fax: (706) 781-3921

Email: healinghandscommunityclinic@yahoo.com

Mailing Address:

Healing Hands Community Clinic
P.O. Box 2143
Blairsville, Georgia 30514


Healing Hands Community Clinic
64 Brackett's Way Suite 3
Blairsville, Georgia 30512

"Love you neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:39

We are a free, faith-based community health clinic serving the people of Union County, the North Georgia area, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina.

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