ATTENTION: The McIntosh County Health Department will hold a drive-through vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, at the health department located on Hwy. 57 in Townsend. No appointment is necessary. Cost of the vaccine is $29 and is covered under both Medicare and Medicaid.
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 2015:
Health Department and Environmental Health
1335 GA Highway 57
P.O. Box 231
Townsend, GA 31331
Phone: (912) 832-5473
Fax: (912) 832-5509
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The McIntosh County Health Department, in conjunction with Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate and the Southeast Georgia Health System (SGHS) will offer free breast exams and mammograms to women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the last year and who meet certain criteria, including those with no insurance or limited insurance coverage. Mammogram screenings will be provided by the SGHS Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle in the parking lot of the Bi-Lo located at 1338 North Way in Darien on Thursday, October 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, please call the Health Department at 832-5473.
The Coastal Health District raised $500 by auctioning off cakes and other yummy treats at a recent all-staff development meeting. Proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate. The idea for a silent auction was the brainchild of McIntosh County Environmental Health Manager, Eric Rumer. Eric, along with District Nursing and Clinical Services Director, Betty Dixon, presented the check to Sarah Denmark, Fundraising Chair and incoming Board Chair for the Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.
Congratulations to the McIntosh Co. Health Dept. for taking third place in the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation’s (CCGF) “Decade of Impact” video contest! A video produced by public health intern, Jake Flynn, spotlighting the health department’s Reach Out and Read program garnered accolades at a special event to announce the winners. The third place win comes with a $250 grant which will be used to supplement the program.
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).