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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Camden County Health Department

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Welcome to the Camden County Health Department where providing top quality public health services is our main mission. We have health clinics conveniently located in Woodbine and St. Marys to better serve the citizens in Camden County. Our clinics provide many services including STD testing and STD treatment. STD testing includes chlamydia testing, gonorrhea testing, syphilis testing and HIV Testing. We provide women services and family planning including pap smears, birth control and pregnancy testing. The range of services offered at the Camden County Health Department helps make our beautiful coastal community a healthier place in which to live and we are proud to serve the people of Camden.

Camden County Board of Health Meetings
Camden County Board of Health meetings are held at 4 p.m. in the conference room at the Camden County Annex Building located at 107 Gross Road in Kingsland. 

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2017:
March 8
June 14
September 13
December 13

Camden County Health Clinics and Offices

Please call clinics for walk-in times

St. Marys Clinic
905 Dilworth St.
St. Marys, GA 31558
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Phone: (912) 882-8515
Fax: (912) 882-2072
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Woodbine Clinic
1501 Georgia Avenue
Woodbine, GA 31569
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Phone: (912) 576-3040
Fax: (912) 729-3111
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Environmental Health Department
107 North Gross Road, Suite 4
Kingsland, GA 31548
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Phone (912) 729-6012
Fax: (912) 729-6793
Hours of operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Extended hours on Thurs.
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Camden County Information


Health Department Schedules Preteen Vaccination Clinic for March 16

Georgia Preteen Vaccination Week is March 13-17 and Camden County Health Department officials are encouraging parents to bring preteens to the health department on Thursday, March 16, to get up-to-date on vaccinations. Both Camden County Health Department locations – 1501 Georgia Avenue in Woodbine
and 901 Dilworth Street in St. Marys – will be open until 6:30 p.m. on March 16 and no appointment is necessary.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices currently recommends that 11 and 12 year olds receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis/whooping cough), HPV (human papillomavirus), meningococcal, and flu vaccines. Also, any preteens should be brought up-to-date on any other vaccines that may have been missed such as the chicken pox vaccine.

For more information, please call the Camden County Health Department at 912-576-3040 (Woodbine) or 912-882-8515 (St. Marys).


Health Department Participates in SGHS Health Fair


Camden County Health Department Receives Grant from
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation

The Camden County Health Department has received $5000 from The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) to begin an advanced vision screening program. The program will support the “Learning to Read, Reading to Learn” literacy improvement initiative which focuses on making sure that children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

The grant funding will allow the health department to purchase a Spot™ Vision Screener, a small machine that uses a non-invasive method to quickly and accurately detect vision problems in children. Currently, the health department uses a basic vision screen for children ages three to five as part of school readiness requirements. The Spot™ Vision Screener will allow the health department to screen children as young as six months and older than five years for a variety of problems. Children who need follow-up care can then be referred to a clinician for treatment.

“The earlier vision problems can be identified, the quicker we can try to get those problems corrected,” said Camden County Health Department Nurse Manager, Mallory Chappell, R.N. “Our long-term goal is to promote early literacy through reading. It is our hope that detecting vision problems in our children will help accomplish that goal.”

Part of the CCGF funding will also be used educate parents and caregivers on the importance of early vision screening and the impact of undetected and untreated vision problems on a child’s ability to read and learn.

“This grant will help us help the children in our community on several levels and we are truly grateful to be chosen as recipients by The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation,” said Chappell.

CCGF Grant Picture

Pictured L to R: Coastal Georgia Foundation Board Member, Ed Andrews; Camden County Health Department Nurse Manager, Mallory Chappell, R.N.; and Coastal Georgia Foundation Board Member, Mary Root.

 


Residents with Functional or Medical Needs Urged to Register with Health Department

Hurricane season officially begins June 1 which means it’s time for residents along Georgia’s coast to prepare – especially those who may have functional or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is heading our way. The Functional and Medical Needs Registry is made up of residents who may require transport and medical assistance during a hurricane evacuation and have no other resources such as family, friends, neighbors, or church members to help them if they need to evacuate. Residents must apply to be on the registry and are encouraged to register now.    FMN Ad District.indd

Those on the Registry will be evacuated to an American Red Cross shelter in an inland county that will likely be in a gymnasium or similar setting and could be several hours away. The Registry is truly a last resort, but if a hurricane is threatening our area, it is important that health department officials know where the most vulnerable residents are located so that evacuation assistance can be provided to them. People living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes are not eligible for the Functional and Medical Needs Registry and must follow their facility’s emergency plan.

Functional needs registrants are individuals who may need services to maintain their independence in a shelter. This includes children and adults with physical, sensory, mental health, and cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities affecting their ability to function independently without assistance. Medical needs registrants are individuals who require support of trained medical professionals. This includes those individuals who may need assistance with managing unstable, terminal, or contagious conditions that require observation and ongoing treatment.

To apply, residents should call the Camden County Health Department at 576-3040 (Woodbine) or 882-8515 (St. Marys). The application and protected health information authorization form can also be downloaded HERE.