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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

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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.

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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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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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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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Coastal Health District Announces Winter Weather-Related Early Closures for Feb. 12; Delayed Openings on Feb. 13

February 12, 2014 - Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, the Effingham County Health Department (802 Hwy. 119 South in Springfield), the Pembroke location (only) of the Bryan County Health Department (430 Ledford Street), the Long County Health Department (584 N. Macon Street in Ludowici), and the Liberty County Health Department (1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. in Hinesville) will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. Coastal Health District officials will re-evaluate the time of the delayed openings at those two health departments should conditions deteriorate overnight

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Babies Can't Wait Early Intervention Public Hearing Announcement

February 6, 2014 - The Babies Can't Wait program invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Child Find, Personnel Management, and Procedural Safeguards Policies, from February 18, 2013 to April 18, 2013. For more information, please click HERE.

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Health Departments to Re-Open at 1 p.m., Jan. 30

January 29, 2014 - All health departments and public health facilities in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties will delay opening until 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 30. Any clients who had appointments prior to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, are asked to call the appropriate facility to reschedule.

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Winter Storm and Public Health Closures

January 28, 2014 - Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, all public health facilities in Bryan and Effingham counties will close at 3 p.m. today, January 28, and all public health facilities in Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties will close at 4 p.m. today, January 28. Public health facilities, including Environmental Health offices and CARE Centers, will be closed on Wednesday, January 29.

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