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

Effingham County Health Department

DPH Logo_Coastal_EffinghamCounty_HDWelcome 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 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 2016:
February 11
May 12
August 11
November 10

Effingham County Health Clinics and Offices

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

Environmental Health
802 Hwy. 119 South
Springfield, GA 31329
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Phone: (912) 754-6850
Fax: (912) 754-0078
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Effingham County Information


 

Effingham County Health Department Designates Special Area
for Children in Waiting Room

Effingham County Health Department employees recently opened an area in the health department waiting room that is specifically designed for children. “The Farmers Market” is geared toward promoting healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables while at the same time giving children a place to play until it’s time for their appointment.

The area is stocked with a small vegetable stand along with plastic fruit and vegetables donated by Amerigroup. Both Amerigroup and Wellcare provided healthy snacks for the grand opening. Health department employees designed and painted colorful wall murals depicting garden and farming scenes. The idea came about after some health department employees attended a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) conference in Atlanta which focused on the importance of nutrition and young children. WIC provides vouchers for healthy foods along with nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

“We put our heads together and came up with the idea to create a special section of our waiting room that we hope will spark an interest in good nutrition not only for the children who play there but also for their parents,” said Effingham County Health Department Nurse Manager, Cindy Grovenstein, R.N. “Eating healthy is so important for our little ones. Exposing them to fruits, vegetables, and other nutritional foods at an early age will go a long way toward laying the groundwork for a healthy adulthood.”

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