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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 2013 and 2014:
December 5, 2013
March 6, 2014
June 5, 2014
September 4, 2014
December 4, 2014


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 Residents Get Vaccinated Against the Flu
Liberty County residents came out to get vaccinated against the flu during the Liberty County Health Department's drive-through flu vaccination clinic at the Shuman Recreational Center. If you haven't been vaccinated yet it's not too late. The health department has both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray. There is also a high-dose flu vaccine for those 65 and older. Don't let flu get to you this season. Get vaccinated!

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Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7 - 13

April 1, 2014 - What is public health? It's helping people quit tobacco. It's inspecting restaurants for potential causes of foodborne illness. It's the prevention and treatment of HIV. It's watching for signs of disease outbreaks. It's making sure that residents who are most vulnerable are evacuated before a hurricane. It's educating mothers-to-be on the importance of breastfeeding. It's protecting children against diseases that can be prevented. It's all of that and much more. Public health touches every life at one time or another. National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 7 - 13, is a time to spread the news about the value of public health.

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Changes to Take Place in Health-Related School Attendance Requirements for the 2014-2015 School Year

March 3, 2014 - The 2014-2015 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties want to make communities aware of those changes now, before the end of the current school year.

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Babies Can't Wait Public Comment Period

March 3, 2014 - Babies Can't Wait (BCW), Georgia's statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families, invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Fiscal Policies.

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WIC Appointment Call Center Up and Running

February 25, 2014 - The toll-free appointment call center (1-855-262-7670) for the Coastal Health District's Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) supplemental nutrition program is now functioning properly. The call center, used for women who have questions about WIC services or need to schedule or reschedule WIC appointments, was previously out of service for a couple of weeks. The local call center number for Glynn and McIntosh counties (912-289-1810) is also working correctly.

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Flu-Related Death Confirmed in Glynn County

February 21, 2014 - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County. This is the third confirmed flu-related death in the Coastal Health District. In addition to the death in Glynn County, there have been two confirmed flu-related deaths in Chatham County. There have been a total of 43 confirmed flu-related deaths in Georgia.

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WIC Appointment Call Center Not Operational but Health Departments Can Schedule Appointments

February 13, 2014 - The toll-free appointment call center (1-855-262-7670) for the Coastal Health District's Women, Infants, and Children's supplemental nutrition program is currently not working. The local call center number for Glynn and McIntosh counties (912-289-1810) is also out of order at this time. The call center is used for women who have questions about WIC services or need to schedule or reschedule WIC appointments. WIC appointments can still be made by calling individual health departments at the following numbers:

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Coastal Health District Announces Winter Weather-Related Early Closures for Feb. 12; Delayed Openings on Feb. 13

February 12, 2014 - Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, the Effingham County Health Department (802 Hwy. 119 South in Springfield), the Pembroke location (only) of the Bryan County Health Department (430 Ledford Street), the Long County Health Department (584 N. Macon Street in Ludowici), and the Liberty County Health Department (1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. in Hinesville) will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. Coastal Health District officials will re-evaluate the time of the delayed openings at those two health departments should conditions deteriorate overnight

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Babies Can't Wait Early Intervention Public Hearing Announcement

February 6, 2014 - The Babies Can't Wait program invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Child Find, Personnel Management, and Procedural Safeguards Policies, from February 18, 2013 to April 18, 2013. For more information, please click HERE.

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Health Departments to Re-Open at 1 p.m., Jan. 30

January 29, 2014 - All health departments and public health facilities in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties will delay opening until 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 30. Any clients who had appointments prior to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, are asked to call the appropriate facility to reschedule.

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Winter Storm and Public Health Closures

January 28, 2014 - Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, all public health facilities in Bryan and Effingham counties will close at 3 p.m. today, January 28, and all public health facilities in Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties will close at 4 p.m. today, January 28. Public health facilities, including Environmental Health offices and CARE Centers, will be closed on Wednesday, January 29.

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