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Long County Health Department

lcome to the Long County Health Department where our mission is to serve all of the citizens of Long County by offering preventive health services along with community outreach and education. We work every day to improve the quality of life of the people in Long County by providing adult and childhood immunizations, family planning, health checks for children and a host of other services.We provide STD testing including HIV testing, gonorrhea testing, chlamydia testing, syphilis testing and also STD treatment. Our women and family planning services include pap smears, birth control and pregnancy testing. We are proud to be a part of this community of more than 10,000 and are here to help the citizens of Long County with their health needs.

Long County Board of Health Meetings
Long County Board of Health meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. at the Long County Health Dept. located at 584 North Macon Street in Ludowici.

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


Long County Health Clinics and Offices

Long County Health Department

584 N. Macon Street
PO Box 279
Ludowici, GA 31316
Phone:(912) 545-2107
Fax:(912) 545-2112

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Long County Environmental Health
584 N. Macon Street
PO Box 279
Ludowici, GA 31316
Phone:(912) 545-2107
Fax:(912) 545-2112

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) Program
WIC has been helping families for over 30 years, preventing children's health problems and improving their health, growth and development. Want to find out if you're eligible for WIC services including nutrition education and vouchers for healthy food? Click HERE.


Back to School Fair Scheduled for July 31

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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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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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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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Health Departments Urge Parents to be Proactive with Back-to-School Immunizations

June 17, 2014 - Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children. A complete summary of Georgia immunization requirements can be found by clicking HERE.

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Long County Health Department to Hold Back-to-School Fair July 31

June 11, 2014 - The Long County Health Department will hold a back-to-school fair from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the Health Department located at 584 North Macon Street in Ludowici.

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Free HIV Testing Event Scheduled for June 27

June 6, 2014 - The Coastal Health District HIV program will hold a free HIV testing event to support National HIV Testing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at Oglethorpe Mall (outside of Belk) in Savannah. Educational information, music and other entertainment will also be on hand. All testing will be done without needles and results will come back quickly and remain confidential.

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

May 12, 2014 - The start of hurricane season is just around the corner and those residents who meet certain criteria are encouraged to apply to be on the Long County Functional and Medical Needs Registry. The 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.

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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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