Every 10 minutes, someone in this country dies from colorectal cancer, a cancer that can be prevented. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) wants all Georgians to know that colorectal cancer screening can mean the difference between life and death. Colon cancer is highly treatable if detected early, yet one in three Georgians between the ages of 50 and 75 is not being screened. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers and most common causes of death from cancer in Georgia.» Previous Hot Topics
All food service permit applications for Savannah's St. Patrick's Day festivities MUST be completed and turned in to the Chatham County Environmental Health office by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28.
The Chatham County Environmental Health office is located inside the Chatham County Health Department at 1395 Eisenhower Drive.
March 3, 2014 - The 2014-2015 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties want to make communities aware of those changes now, before the end of the current school year.» Read More
March 3, 2014 - Babies Can't Wait (BCW), Georgia's statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families, invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Fiscal Policies.» Read More
February 26, 2014 - A family dog in Thunderbolt that was not up-to-date on his rabies vaccination is now in quarantine at Savannah Chatham Animal Control after being exposed to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies. In an unrelated incident, a landscaper working on Skidaway Island is being advised to follow up with his physician after picking up a raccoon that also tested positive for rabies. Chatham County Environmental Health officials remind residents to avoid contact with wild or stray animals and get pets vaccinated against rabies.» Read More
February 25, 2014 - The toll-free appointment call center (1-855-262-7670) for the Coastal Health District's Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) supplemental nutrition program is now functioning properly. The call center, used for women who have questions about WIC services or need to schedule or reschedule WIC appointments, was previously out of service for a couple of weeks. The local call center number for Glynn and McIntosh counties (912-289-1810) is also working correctly.» Read More
February 21, 2014 - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County. This is the third confirmed flu-related death in the Coastal Health District. In addition to the death in Glynn County, there have been two confirmed flu-related deaths in Chatham County. There have been a total of 43 confirmed flu-related deaths in Georgia.» Read More
February 13, 2014 - The toll-free appointment call center (1-855-262-7670) for the Coastal Health District's Women, Infants, and Children's supplemental nutrition program is currently not working. The local call center number for Glynn and McIntosh counties (912-289-1810) is also out of order at this time. The call center is used for women who have questions about WIC services or need to schedule or reschedule WIC appointments. WIC appointments can still be made by calling individual health departments at the following numbers:» Read More
February 12, 2014 - Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, the Effingham County Health Department (802 Hwy. 119 South in Springfield), the Pembroke location (only) of the Bryan County Health Department (430 Ledford Street), the Long County Health Department (584 N. Macon Street in Ludowici), and the Liberty County Health Department (1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. in Hinesville) will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. Coastal Health District officials will re-evaluate the time of the delayed openings at those two health departments should conditions deteriorate overnight» Read More
February 10, 2014 - Glynn County Health Department officials are encouraging residents to be aware of unusual behavior in wildlife after a Glynn County resident spotted a fox acting strangely in the Scranton Connector area of Brunswick. The fox has not been located so it is not known whether or not the animal is rabid; however, unusual behavior is one of the symptoms of rabies.» Read More
February 6, 2014 - The Babies Can't Wait program invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Child Find, Personnel Management, and Procedural Safeguards Policies, from February 18, 2013 to April 18, 2013. For more information, please click HERE.» Read More
February 4, 2014 - Health departments in Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties have been awarded $39,300 to support progress in meeting requirements of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), the first and only voluntary national accreditation program for public health departments. The District will use the funding to create community health improvement plans in those three counties where community health assessments were recently conducted.» Read More