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Chatham County Health Department

Welcome to the Chatham County Health Department, where our goal is to serve the more than 250,000 citizens of Chatham County by providing preventive healthcare services. At the Chatham County Health Department we offer adult and childhood immunizations, TB skin testing, STD testing, STD treatment and more. Our STD testing includes syphilis testing, gonorrhea testing, chlamydia testing and HIV testing. Our family planning and women services include pap smears, birth control and pregnancy testing. The Chatham County Health Department has two locations in Savannah in addition to an Environmental Health office and the Chatham CARE clinic, which is dedicated to the health needs of those living with HIV/AIDS. At the Chatham County Health Department, we look forward to serving you.


Click the link below for Invitation to Bid information:
Chatham County Invite to Bid Addendum #2


Chatham County Board of Health Meetings
Chatham County Board of Health meetings are held at 9 a.m. at the Chatham County Health Dept. located at 1395 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah (new health department faces Sallie Mood Drive).

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2013 and 2014:
November 13, 2013
February 12, 2014
May 14, 2014
August 13, 2014
November 12, 2014

 

Chatham County Health Clinics and Offices

Eisenhower Clinic

1395 Eisenhower Dr.
Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: 912-356-2441
Fax: 912-356-2868

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Midtown Clinic
1602 Drayton St.
Savannah, GA 31416
Phone: 912-356-2441
Fax: 912-356-2868

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Environmental Health Department
1395 Eisenhower Dr.
Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: 912-356-2160
Fax: 912-356-2969

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Chatham CARE Center
107 B Fahm St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-651-2253
Fax: 912-651-2365

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Raccoon in Chatham County Tests Positive for Rabies after Attacking Stray Cat

September 19, 2014 - A raccoon that attacked a stray cat on 59th Street in Savannah has tested positive for rabies. The cat, described as solid white with fluffy fur, got away from the raccoon and has not yet been found. Residents in the area are asked to contact Chatham County Animal Control at 525-2408 and the Chatham County Health Department Environmental Health Division at 356-2160 if they see the cat.

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Health District Officials Encourage Continued Precautions against Mosquitoes

July 21, 2014 - Coastal Health District officials want to remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

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Georgia WIC Program Annual Public Comment Period ( August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014)

July 18, 2014 - The Georgia Department of Public Health's (DPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its annual public comment period from August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014. During this period, Georgians are invited to comment on the program's successes and identify opportunities to improve WIC services.

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Family Pets and Pet Owners Exposed to Rabid Cat in Pooler

July 9, 2014 - A feral cat that attacked two family dogs on Old Dean Forest Road in Pooler has tested positive for rabies. The dogs are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. The owners of the dogs also came into contact with the cat and are conferring with their healthcare provider.

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Sale of Electronic Cigarettes Illegal to Minors in Georgia

July 2, 2014 - As of July 1, 2014, it is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under the age of 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions producing products.

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Coastal Health District Offers Tips on Summertime Safety

June 23, 2014 - Spending time outdoors is just one of the great things about summer. Coastal Health District officials want coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time and prevent illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

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Residents Exposed to Rabid Kitten; Public Health and Animal Control Officials Remind Residents to Avoid Wild or Stray Animals

June 18, 2014 - A feral kitten being fed by several neighbors in the Wilmington Park area of Wilmington Island has tested positive for rabies and there have been eight confirmed human exposures. Those exposed have been advised to contact their healthcare provider. It is possible that the kitten got rabies after being exposed to a potentially rabid raccoon. Savannah Chatham Animal Control is attempting to capture the raccoon along with up to six other cats in the same neighborhood that may have been exposed to the rabid kitten. Chatham County Health Department Environmental Health Division and Savannah Chatham Animal Control want to remind residents to always avoid contact with wild or stray animals, watch for unusual behavior in pets and wildlife, and get pets vaccinated against rabies.

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Health Departments Urge Parents to be Proactive with Back-to-School Immunizations

June 17, 2014 - Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children. A complete summary of Georgia immunization requirements can be found by clicking HERE.

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Free HIV Testing Event Scheduled for June 27

June 6, 2014 - The Coastal Health District HIV program will hold a free HIV testing event to support National HIV Testing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at Oglethorpe Mall (outside of Belk) in Savannah. Educational information, music and other entertainment will also be on hand. All testing will be done without needles and results will come back quickly and remain confidential.

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

May 12, 2014 - The start of hurricane season is just around the corner and those residents who meet certain criteria are encouraged to apply to be on the Chatham County Functional and Medical Needs Registry. The 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.

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