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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 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.


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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More than 300 Vaccinated Drive-Through Flu Clinic

Chatham County Health Department staff, along with a host of community partners, operated a successful drive-through flu vaccination clinic that resulted in the vaccination of more than 300 residents. If you weren't able to make it out to the clinic you can still get vaccinated at the health department, Monday through Friday. Vaccination is the best way to protect against getting the flu.


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100-year-old Rosemary Lynch gets her flu shot!


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Chatham Co. Health Dept. to Hold Free Eye, Ear, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students

April 14, 2014 - The Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower location only) will hold a free eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County School students. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis and no appointment necessary.

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Chatham County Health Department Achieves LEED Gold Status

April 8, 2014 - Chatham County Health Department officials announced today that the Dr. Martha B. Fay Public Health Center/Chatham County Health Department facility on Eisenhower Drive has been given Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Chatham County Health Department is the only health department in the Southeastern United States and only one of a handful of health departments throughout the entire country to achieve LEED Gold status.

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Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7 - 13

April 1, 2014 - What is public health? It's helping people quit tobacco. It's inspecting restaurants for potential causes of foodborne illness. It's the prevention and treatment of HIV. It's watching for signs of disease outbreaks. It's making sure that residents who are most vulnerable are evacuated before a hurricane. It's educating mothers-to-be on the importance of breastfeeding. It's protecting children against diseases that can be prevented. It's all of that and much more. Public health touches every life at one time or another. National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 7 - 13, is a time to spread the news about the value of public health.

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Raccoon on Savannah's Southside Tests Positive for Rabies

March 14, 2014 - A raccoon near the Coffee Bluff area on Savannah's Southside has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was captured after it got into a fight with a family dog. The dog is up-to-date on his rabies vaccination and will also receive a booster.

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Changes to Take Place in Health-Related School Attendance Requirements for the 2014-2015 School Year

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.

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Babies Can't Wait Public Comment Period

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.

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Two Raccoons Test Positive for Rabies after Family Pet; Landscaper Exposed in Unrelated Incidents

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.

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WIC Appointment Call Center Up and Running

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.

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Flu-Related Death Confirmed in Glynn County

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.

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WIC Appointment Call Center Not Operational but Health Departments Can Schedule Appointments

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:

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