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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.


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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 Tests Positive for Rabies after Attacking Family Dog in Chatham County

November 20, 2014 - A raccoon that attacked a family dog in the Quarterman Drive area of Wilmington Island in Savannah has tested positive for rabies. The dog is up-to-date on rabies vaccinations but will receive a rabies booster as a precaution.

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Tobacco Use Among Youth In Georgia Declines Significantly; Help to Quit Smoking Available Statewide

November 19, 2014 - New information from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) shows fewer young people are using tobacco in the state. In fact, the rates are falling steadily and significantly.

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Coastal Health District Ebola Update, October 28

The following statement is from Diane Z. Weems, M.D. District Health Director, Coastal Health District Today, public health was contacted regarding an individual complaining of flu-like symptoms who had recently returned from Nigeria. In an overabundance of caution, the individual was transported to a local hospital. After further investigation of the individual's travel history, it was determined that this person does not meet the criteria for being at risk from Ebola based on the travel dates to that country. The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola-free on October 20.* *According to WHO recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected. The 42 days represents twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola (21 days). This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the country had contact with a confirmed or probable Ebola case. For credible information on Ebola: www.cdc.gov/ebola www.dph.ga.gov/ebola

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Chatham County Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccine

October 7, 2014 - The Chatham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available. Cost for both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form is $28. A high dose flu vaccine is also being offered for people ages 65 and older, and it is designed to provide the best protection for that age group. The high dose vaccine will be $45 per dose. Cost of the flu vaccine is covered under both Medicare and Medicaid.

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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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