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

Chatham County Health Department

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Midtown Reconstruction Bid Tabulation

ATTENTION:
The Chatham County Health Department midtown site, located at 1602 Drayton Street, will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, June 27, while much needed enhancements are made to the building. The overhaul is expected to take about six months. Clients who normally use the midtown location for public health services will be asked to go to the Chatham County Health Department site at 1395 Eisenhower Drive until the midtown facility reopens. All public health services offered at the midtown site are also offered at the Eisenhower location.

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, family planning and women services include pap smears, birth control and pregnancy testing.

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. For more information, click the link under Chatham County Information at the bottom of this page.


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 (health department faces Sallie Mood Drive).

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2016:
February 10
May 11
August 10
November 9

Chatham County Health Clinics and Offices

Eisenhower Clinic
1395 Eisenhower Dr.
Savannah, GA 31406
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Phone: 912-356-2441
Fax: 912-356-2868
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Midtown Clinic
1602 Drayton St.
Savannah, GA 31416
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Adult Health Phone: 912-651-3378
Child Health/Immunizations Phone: 912-651-2587
Fax: 912-356-2868
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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


 Chatham County Information

 


Free Mammogram Screening October 21

WHO:  Chatham County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) andPink Ribbon
St. Joseph’s/Candler Mobile Mammography Program

WHAT:  Free mammogram screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines

WHEN:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday, October 21

WHERE:   Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive

WHY:  The Chatham County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is partnering with the St. Joseph’s/Candler Mobile Mammography Program to offer free mammograms from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 21, at the Chatham County Health Department located at 1395 Eisenhower Drive. Women who meet certain annual income guidelines and are 40-64 years of age without insurance will be eligible to receive a screening mammogram at no cost.

Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, please call 356-2946.


Residents with Functional or Medical Needs Urged to Register with the 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 912-691-7443. The application and protected health information authorization form can also be downloaded HERE.


Health Department Nutritionists and Facility Gardener Show WIC Clients Benefits of Healthy Food

Chatham County Health Dept. nutritionists Meghann Buchannan, Jamie Clark, and April Dehetre are seen here preparing for Women, Infants & Children (WIC) client education classes in the WIC kitchen. The beautiful greens were harvested by facility gardener, Marty Trosper, from the Chatham County Health Department’s organic garden. Teaching WIC clients how to prepare healthy meals is just part of what our fabulous nutritionists do!

Garden Greens


Let’s Dance, Savannah! Draws a Crowd

Men, women, and children of all ages came out for Let’s Dance, Savannah! 2016 at Savannah Mall to learn more about dancing as a form of exercise. Coastal Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Director, Cristina Gibson, organized the event. In addition to free dance lessons offered by a variety of local dance groups, participants also had a chance to get their blood pressure and blood glucose checked. The event was a huge success!