Local Resources

2015 Community Health Assessment
Every three years, Clay County Health Department conducts a Community Health Assessment.  The Community Health Assessment is a process in which the health needs and priorities of the community are determined through surveys, forums, and individual input.

2015 Clay County Community Health Assessment
Medical Providers
  • Clay County Health Department
    (828) 389-8052
  • Chatuge Family Practice
    (828) 389-6383
  • Murphy Group Practice
    (828) 389-2273
  • Hayesville Family Practice
    (828) 389-3608
  • Clay County Recreation Area / Campground
    Chatuge Dam/ Gibson Cove, Myers Chapel Road
    Walking and Bike Trail
  • Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area
    Miles of Walking Trails
  • Jackrabbit Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail,
    (15 miles in length)
  • Clay County SchoolsRubberized Track
    Open to public when not in use by school
  • Brasstown Community Center Walking Trail
  • Mountain High Hikers
    Multi-Level Hikes Every Tuesday
  • Quanassee Path                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Substance Abuse Services
  • Substance Abuse
    (828) 837-0071
  • Alcoholic Anonymous
    (828) 837-4440
Horseback Riding
Weight Management
  • Join a Weight Loss Group such as Weight Watchers
  • Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Class
    Clay County Cooperative Extension Office
    (828) 389-6305


2016 State of the County Health Report
The Community Health Assessment is conducted every three years.  In the years between the Community Health Assessment, Clay County Health Department publishes a State of the County Health Report, which provides information about progress and changes from the Community Health Assessment.  The link below will guide you to the 2014 State of the County Health Assessment.

2016 State of the County Health Report


Behavioral Health

  • Meridian Behavioral Health
    (828) 837-7466
  • Appalachian Community Services
    (828) 837-0071
  • Smoky Mountain Center
  • Susan Fredriksen, MD Psychiatrist
    (828) 389-3811
Exercise & Recreation
  • Free Exercise Class- Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
    8:00 am Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday – call Pat Jordan (828) 389-8556
  • Free Exercise Class-Hayesville First United Methodist Church 
  • 9:30 am Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday- call Maureen (828) 361-8556
  • Clay County Recreation Center
    Fitness Room-Cardio and Weight Training, Gym,
    Tennis Courts, Walking Trail, Youth League Sports
Chronic Disease Management

Contact your Health Insurance for Chronic Disease Management

Support Groups
  • Alzheimer’s support
    (828) 389-9271
  • Dealing with Diabetes
    (877) 532-4545
  • Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Trauma
    (828) 389-0797
  • Food Addicts Anonymous
    (828) 389-1975
Golfing & Putt Putt