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

McIntosh County Health Department

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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 2016:
February 24
May 25
August 31
November 30

McIntosh County Health Clinics and Offices

Health Department and Environmental Health
1335 GA Highway 57
P.O. Box 231
Townsend, GA 31331
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Phone: (912) 832-5473
Fax: (912) 832-5509
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


McIntosh County Information


Free Blood Sugar Testing at McIntosh County Health Department on March 23

Diabetes is a serious disease. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States live with it. More than a quarter of them—8 million—don’t even know they have it and aren’t getting the medical care they need. It’s estimated that another 86 million people have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In an effort to promote diabetes awareness, the Coastal Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program will offer free blood sugar testing at the McIntosh County Health Department on March 23.

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Residents Come Out for Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations

The McIntosh County Health Department’s annual drive-through flu vaccination clinic was a success as McIntosh County residents took advantage of the quick, easy way to get vaccinated against the flu. If you missed the drive-through there’s no reason to worry. You can still come to the health department to get your flu shot.


 

Ready to Quit Smoking? Help is Here.

Smoking Cessation Billboard for web

Check out this billboard in Darien promoting free smoking cessation tools provided by the McIntosh County Health Department through funding from the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation’s Miller Family Fund. If you want help quitting tobacco, call the health department at 912-832-5473.


 

Reach Out and Read Program Going Strong

The McIntosh County Health Department’s Reach Out and Read program to help promote literacy and a love of reading is going strong. The health department purchased books to give children and redecorated part of the facility’s lobby as a reading corner after receiving a grant from the Communities of Coastal Georgia. Check out this short video promoting the program.*

*(Video written and produced by Jacob Flynn).