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McIntosh County Health Department

Welcome to the McIntosh County Health Department where we are dedicated to helping improve the health of all of the citizens in our county. Centrally located in Townsend, our health department provides preventive health services such as adult and childhood immunizations, health checks for children and family planning services. We also provide STD testing and STD treatment including gonorrhea testing, chlamydia testing, syphilis testing and HIV testing. We perform pap smears and provide family planning services that include birth control and pregnancy testing. Our friendly and knowledgeable health department staff strives to provide quality public health services every day. McIntosh County is rich in history and we are proud to be a part of this growing community.

McIntosh County Board of Health Meetings
McIntosh County Board of Health meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. at the McIntosh County Health Dept. located at 1335 Hwy. 57 in Townsend.

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2013 and 2014:
November 20, 2013
February 26, 2014
May 28, 2014
August 27, 2014
November 26, 2014


McIntosh County Health Clinic and Environmental Health Office

1335 GA Highway 57
Townsend, GA 31331
Phone: (912) 832-5473
Fax: (912) 832-5509

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 231
Townsend, GA 31331

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

 

 

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Congratulations to Velma Mincey

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Congratulations to Velma Mincey of the McIntosh County Health Department who recently received her Faithful Service Award from the state of Georgia for 25 years of dedicated service!


McIntosh County Health Department "Pinks Out" Football Game

McIntosh County Health Department Staff, in conjunction with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate, "pinked out" the October 25 McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers football game. The "Pink Out" was part of an effort to raise breast cancer awareness in the community. Health department staff set up a breast cancer awareness display to provide information on breast cancer screening for those attending the game. The crowd, football players, and cheerleaders all got in on the action!

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Football game 3 web.jpg(L to R): Lynn Manning, Community Volunteer; Missy Amerson, College of Coastal Georgia Nursing Student; Paige Lightsey, McIntosh County Health Department Nurse Manager; Brooke Deverger, McIntosh County Health Department Public Health Nurse; Crystal Pace,
Community Volunteer.  


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Free Mammogram Screening Event Successful

The McIntosh County Health Department, in conjunction with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate, the Southeast Georgia Health System (SGHS) and several other community partners, offered free breast exams and mammograms to women who met certain criteria including those with no insurance or limited insurance coverage. A total of 12 mammograms were performed, some on women who had never before had a mammogram.

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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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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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Three Coastal Health District Counties Receive Funding to Prepare for National Accreditation

February 4, 2014 - Health departments in Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties have been awarded $39,300 to support progress in meeting requirements of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), the first and only voluntary national accreditation program for public health departments. The District will use the funding to create community health improvement plans in those three counties where community health assessments were recently conducted.

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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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