All public health Facilities in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, & McIntosh Counties will be closed on Monday, May 30, in Observance of Memorial Day.
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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Glynn County Health Department

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The Functional and Medical Needs 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. For more information, scroll to the bottom of this page.

 

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 8:30 a.m. at the Glynn County Health Dept. located at 2747 Fourth Street in Brunswick.

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2016:
March 11
June 17
September 9
December 9

Glynn County Health Clinics and Offices

Health Department
2747 4th Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Phone: (912) 264-3961
Fax: (912) 265-8837
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CARE Center
2747 4th Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Phone: (912) 264-3236
Fax: (912) 264-0813
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free HIV testing is available
as a walk-in service.

Environmental Health Department
1725 Reynolds Street
Ste. 105
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Phone: (912) 279-2940
Fax: (912) 267-4879
Hours of operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Glynn County Information


Residents with Functional or Medical Needs Urged to Register with Health Department

Hurricane season officially begins June 1 which means it’s time for residents along Georgia’s coast to prepare – especially those who may have functional or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is heading our way. The Functional and Medical Needs 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 and are encouraged to register now. FMN Ad District.indd

Those on the Registry will be evacuated to an American Red Cross shelter in an inland county that will likely be in a gymnasium or similar setting and could be several hours away. The Registry is truly a last resort, but if a hurricane is threatening our area, it is important that health department officials know where the most vulnerable residents are located so that evacuation assistance can be provided to them. People living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes are not eligible for the Functional and Medical Needs Registry and must follow their facility’s emergency plan.

Functional needs registrants are individuals who may need services to maintain their independence in a shelter. This includes children and adults with physical, sensory, mental health, and cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities affecting their ability to function independently without assistance. Medical needs registrants are individuals who require support of trained medical professionals. This includes those individuals who may need assistance with managing unstable, terminal, or contagious conditions that require observation and ongoing treatment.

To apply, residents should call the Glynn County Health Department at 279-3350. The application and protected health information authorization form can also be downloaded HERE.


Back to School Round Up to Take Place July 28

The Glynn County Health Department will hold a Back to School Round Up from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, to provide vaccinations for school-age children and make it convenient for parents to get children immunized and beat the back to school rush. The event will take place at the health department located at 2747 4th Street in Brunswick. Immunizations* help protect students of all ages against certain diseases which is why certain vaccinations are required before students can enter school. Hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screenings (required for any student entering a Georgia school for the first time) will also be available and the Vital Records office will be open for anyone who might need to get a copy of a birth certificate. Family fun activities will also take place during the Round Up.

No appointment is necessary. Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, State Employees Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Coresource-Aetna, Meritaine Health-Aetna (not SGHS), Cigna, Great West-Cigna, Coventry, Humana, United Healthcare, cash and credit cards accepted.

*Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade must have received one dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) immunizations prior to entering school.

For more information, please call the Glynn County Health Department at 912-264-3961.


Golden Isles Prep Rally Scheduled for May 21

Would you know what to do if you  had to evacuate? Join the Glynn County Health Department and a host of other Glynn County agencies for the first annual Golden Isles Prep Rally from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick to find out more about how to prepare for boating safety, hurricane, and flood awareness. It’s free and and family friendly!

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 Daily Car Seat Checks

Three out of four car seats is installed incorrectly. Is yours one of them? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 2-14 and the leading cause of injury-related death for children under two. When installed and used correctly, child car seats and seat belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Come by the Glynn County Health Department for a FREE car seat check Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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Monthly Car Seat Safety Classes

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 Wacky WIC Wednesdays Held at Glynn County Health Department

The Glynn County Health Department will hold Wacky WIC Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. On Wacky WIC Wednesdays WIC clients can walk in and receive services. No appointment is necessary.

Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, education, and improved healthcare access for low and moderate-income women and children who are at risk of developing nutrition related health problems. The federally-funded health and nutrition program is for infants and children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children); pregnant women; breastfeeding mothers (up to one year); and postpartum women (up to six months).

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 Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week

Glynn County Health Department staff got into the spirit of National Public Health Week by taking part in the Burroughs Mollette Elementary School health fair, putting out a display table in the health department lobby, and taking part in Zumba classes at the health department!