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Glynn County Health Department

Welcome to the Glynn County Health Department, where our mission is to protect the health of people and their environment wherever in our county they live, work and play. We are committed to helping improve the health of all the citizens of Glynn County by providing a range of public health services including adult and childhood immunizations, STD testing and community outreach. The Glynn County Health Department also has a dedicated clinic to serve the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS in our county. Our STD tests include chlamydia testing, syphilis testing, gonorrhea testing and HIV testing. We also provide STD treatment. Our clinic provides pap smears and family planning including birth control and pregnancy testing. We are proud to be an integral part of the Glynn County community and strive every day to help our citizens live healthier.

Glynn County Board of Health Meetings
Glynn County Board of Health meetings are held at 12 p.m. at the Glynn County Health Dept. located at 2747 Fourth Street in Brunswick.

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2013 and 2014:
December 13, 2013
March 14, 2014
June 13, 2014
September 12, 2014
December 12, 2014

Glynn County Health Clinics and Offices

Glynn County Health Department

2747 4th Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone:(912) 264-3961
Fax:(912) 265-8837

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except for state holidays)
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Glynn County
Environmental Health
1725 Reynolds Street
Ste. 105
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: (912) 279-2940
Fax: (912) 267-4879

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Glynn CARE Center
2747 4th Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: (912) 264-3236
Fax: (912) 264-0813

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except for state holidays)
Free HIV testing is available as a walk-in service.

Glynn County Health Department Employees Recognized

Congratulations to Donna Holmes and Connie Wells on receiving their 10 year service award certificates!

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Donna Holmes

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Connie Wells

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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:

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Glynn Health Department to Host HPV Educational Event Oct. 28

October 22, 2014 - If there were a vaccine against cancer for kids, wouldn't you get it? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is cancer prevention. That's the message the Glynn County Health Department hopes to get across to parents and pre-teens at an HPV informational event scheduled to be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, at the Brunswick Housing Authority located at 1126 Albany Street. The event is free and open to the public and will include information on HPV and the HPV vaccine, light refreshments, and door prizes.

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Glynn County Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccine

October 7, 2014 - The Glynn 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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Glynn County Health Department Officials Encourage Rabies Precautions Following Fox Bite

July 29, 2014 - A Glynn County resident was bitten by a fox that has tested positive for rabies and as a result, Glynn County Health Department environmental health officials are encouraging residents to be aware of unusual behavior in wildlife. The incident took place near the intersection of Old Jesup Road and Community Road. Health officials are asking residents that live in and around that region and the Ballard Park area to pay particular attention to wild animals acting strangely. Anyone that has come into physical contact with a fox in the Old Jesup Road/Community Road/Ballard Park areas is asked to contact the Glynn County Environmental Health Division at 912-279-2940.

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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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Raccoon Tests Positive on St. Simons; Public Health Officials Issue Reminder to Avoid Wild or Stray Animals

July 10, 2014 - A raccoon near 6th Street on St. Simons Island (near the St. Simons Elementary School) tested positive for rabies and at least five people were exposed to the raccoon. Those exposed have been advised to contact their healthcare provider. Public health officials are requesting that anyone who has come into contact with a raccoon in that area to call the Environmental Health Division of the Glynn County Health Department at 912-279-2940. It is also possible that a gray and white cat that frequents the 6th Street area near St. Simons Elementary School was exposed to the raccoon. Attempts are being made to locate the cat.

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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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