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

Liberty 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 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 2016:
March 10
June 9
September 8
December 8

Liberty County Health Clinics and Offices

Hinesville Clinic
1113 East Oglethorpe Highway
P. O. Box 231
Hinesville, GA 31310
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Phone: (912) 876-2173
Fax: (912) 368-8033
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ft. Stewart WIC Clinic
1183 W. Bultman Ave.
P. O. Box 1339
Hinesville, GA 31310
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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.

Riceboro WIC Clinic
Head Start Center
Highway 119
Riceboro, GA 31323
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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.

Environmental Health Department
1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy.
P.O. Box 231
Hinesville, GA 31310
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Phone: (912) 368-5520
Fax: (912) 368-5014
Hours of operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Liberty CARE Center
1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy.
Hinesville, GA 31313
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Phone: 912-876-5085
Toll Free: 877-221-6959


Liberty County Information


Liberty County Health Department to Host Back to School Clinics July 13 & 27

The Liberty County Health Department will host two back to school clinics in July to provide vaccinations for school-age children. The clinics will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the health department located at 1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. in Hinesville. No appointment is necessary and all students will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

Immunizations* help protect students of all ages against certain diseases which is why certain vaccinations are required before students can enter school. The Liberty County Health Department will hold two Back to School clinics in July to make it convenient for parents to get children immunized and beat the back to school rush. In addition to necessary immunizations, students will also be able to get a hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screening which is required for any student entering a Georgia school for the first time.

*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 on required vaccines, click HERE.

For more information on the event, please call the health department at 912-876-2173.

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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 Liberty County Health Department at 876-2173. The application and protected health information authorization form can also be downloaded HERE.