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

Long 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 the bottom of this page.

Welcome 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 2016:
March 10
June 9
September 8
December 8

Long County Health Clinics and Offices

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

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


Long 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 Long County Health Department at 545-2107. The application and protected health information authorization form can also be downloaded HERE.