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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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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.

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Two Flu-Related Deaths Confirmed in Coastal Health District

December 8, 2014 - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly females in the Coastal Health District - one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in the Coastal Health District. There have been a total of five flu-related deaths in Georgia to date. The Coastal Health District is made up of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties.

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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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Effingham County Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccine

October 7, 2014 - The Effingham 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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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