Coastal Health District

Counties

Effingham County Health Department

Welcome to the Effingham County Health Department where we work every day to improve the health of those living in one of the fastest-growing counties in Georgia. At the Effingham County Health Department we are dedicated to providing public health services ranging from adult and childhood immunizations to lead screening and the Women, Infants, Children (WIC) nutrition program. Our clinic provides family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing and pap smears. Our STD testing services include chlamydia testing, syphilis testing, gonorrhea testing and HIV testing. We also provide STD treatment options. We are proud to be a part of the Effingham community and to serve our friends, families, and neighbors.

Effingham County Health Clinics and Offices

Effingham County Board of Health Meetings
Effingham County Board of Health meetings are held at 8 a.m. in the Community Room at the Effingham Hospital located at 459 Hwy. 119 South in Springfield. 

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2013 and 2014:
November 14, 2013
February 13, 2014
May 8, 2014
August 14, 2014
November 13, 2014

Effingham County Health Department
802 Hwy. 119 South
P.O. Box 350
Springfield, GA 31329
Phone:(912) 754-6484
Fax:(912) 754-7623
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For appointments call (912) 754-6484

effingham5.jpg

effinghammap.jpg
Effingham County Environmental Health
802 Hwy. 119 South
Springfield, GA 31329
Phone: (912) 754-6850
Fax:(912) 754-0078

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

effingham5.jpg

effinghammap.jpg

Effingham County Health Department to Extend Hours on July 22 & 29 for
Back to School Immunizations


The Effingham County Health Department will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 22 and 29 to make it as convenient as possible for parents to bring their children in for back to school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

Click HERE for a complete immunization summary including new requirements for seventh graders.

Facebook News Feed
Local Health News

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.

» Read More

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.

» Read More

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.

» Read More

Health Department to Extend Hours on July 22 & 29 for Back to School Immunizations

June 30, 2014 - The Effingham County Health Department will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 22 and 29 to make it as convenient as possible for parents to bring their children in for back to school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

» Read More

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.

» Read More

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.

» Read More

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.

» Read More

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 Effingham 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.

» Read More

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.

» Read More

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.

» Read More
Quick Links
Public Health In Action