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Liberty County Health Department

Welcome to the Liberty County Health Department, where our goal is to improve the health of our citizens by providing a range of public health services. We are proud to serve the citizens of Liberty County, including Fort Stewart, home of the 3rd Infantry Division. We have a dedicated Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutritional clinic on Fort Stewart and an independent, dedicated clinic to serve the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS in our county. We provide STD testing and STD Treatment. Our STD testing options include HIV testing, gonorrhea testing, chlamydia testing and syphilis testing. We have a long history of service to our community and continue that mission through projects such as BRAVE (Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic). BRAVE targets uninsured and underserved women in rural Liberty County in an effort to encourage them to seek appropriate breast care including monthly self breast exams, annual mammograms and necessary follow-up and diagnostic services. We also provide immunizations, pap smears and family planning services including birth control and pregnancy testing.

Liberty County Board of Health Meetings
Liberty County Board of Health meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. at the Liberty County Health Dept. located at 1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. in Hinesville.

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2015:
March 12
June 11
September 10
December 10

Liberty County Health Clinics and Offices

Hinesville Clinic

Community Service Center
1113 East Oglethorpe Highway
P. O. Box 231
Hinesville, GA 31310
Phone: (912) 876-2173
Fax: (912) 368-8033

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Ft. Stewart WIC Clinic
1183 W. Bultman Ave.
P. O. Box 1339
Hinesville, GA 31310
Phone: (912) 877-3330
Fax: (912) 876-3246

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday:
7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Riceboro WIC Clinic
Highway 119, Head Start Center
Riceboro, GA 31323
Phone: (912) 884-3889 (only on 3rd Tuesday of each month. At all other times, call 876-2173)

Hours of Operation: Open only on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Liberty County Environmental Health

1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy.
P.O. Box 231
Hinesville, GA 31310
Phone: (912) 368-5520
Fax: (912) 368-5014

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Liberty CARE Center
1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy.
Hinesville, GA 31313
912-876-5085 or (toll free) 877-221-6959
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Liberty County Health Department
Featured in Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate Newsletter

The Liberty County Health Department was recently featured in the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate newsletter for the outstanding work the health department does through the Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic (BRAVE) project. BRAVE is supported through Komen Coastal Georgia grant funding over the past five years. The mission of BRAVE is to increase access to education, provide screening mammograms, early diagnostic procedures, and client navigator and tracking services to African American women in rural Liberty County and Hispanic women in Long County.

Click on the link below to check out the newsletter article
(page 2, "Grantee Spotlight")

Liberty County High School Presents Check for
Breast Cancer Awareness
Thank you to Liberty County High School staff and students for holding the Pink Panther Day for breast cancer awareness. Proceeds from t-shirt sales were donated to the Suzie Qs, a Liberty County coalition focused on providing breast cancer awareness and screening. Liberty Co. Health Dept. nurse manager, Annie Washington, is pictured here with LCHS students who presented her with a check for $850.

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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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Liberty County Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccine

October 7, 2014 - The Liberty 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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Liberty County Health Department Employee Honored at State Conference

September 25, 2014 - Liberty County Health Department employee and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clerk, Jonell Bacon-Seward, was recently named the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award Winner for the Coastal Health District. Bacon-Seward was recognized at the Georgia WIC Customer Service Conference in Atlanta where more than 400 county, district, state, and federal WIC staff members were in attendance.

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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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Liberty Co. Health Department to Extend Hours on July 31 for Back to School Immunizations

July 2, 2014 - The Liberty County Health Department will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 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 1113 East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

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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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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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