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

Information for Health Professionals

Health Alerts for Care Providers
Our epidemiology department tracks the spread of disease. To reach the Coastal Health District epidemiologist, call 912-644-5232. Check here for regularly updated information about the issues we are seeing in coastal Georgia. In addition, this page will be updated with information for healthcare providers on current topics of interest.

Zika Virus Disease Information

CDC Interim Response Plan for Zika

Zika Guidance for Physicians/Healthcare Providers

Zika Virus Testing: What Laboratories Need to Know

CDC Interim Guidance for Pre-Conception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, September 2016

Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, July 2016: mm6529e1

Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings Through Implementation of Standard Precautions: mm6511e3er

Doctor’s Visit Checklist: For Pregnant Women Who Traveled to an Area With Zika:
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Additional Zika Resources from CDC

Advising Pregnant Women about Zika: The Latest Guidance from CDC




Disease Reporting 

demo.gifSendSS is an Electronic Reporting system for Notifiable Diseases. All Georgia physicians, laboratories and other health care providers are required to report patients diagnosed with one of the state’s notifiable diseases. Both lab-confirmed AND clinical diagnoses are reportable by law. SENDSS is a much quicker alternative to Form 3095 Notifiable Disease Report Form. To get started click for a registration form. For more information or assistance, call our office at (912) 262-2300.

Additional Disease Reporting Information
Click HERE for disease reporting information for the state of Georgia.
Notifiable Diseases and Conditions

Disease Information
Aseptic meningitis
MRSA Information for Doctors
MRSA Prevention Poster
MRSA Brochure
Salmonellosis Q and A
West Nile Virus
State of GA OASIS Arboviral Surveillance
Top 10 things every clinician needs to know about Legionellosis
Pandemic Influenza Facts

Chatham County Community Indicators
The Savannah-Chatham Community Indicators Coalition is pleased to provide a source for reliable community health and population data for Chatham County.This tool provides users with information to improve health and quality of life in their community. Savannah-Chatham hopes that community members and organizations look to this platform as a rich source of data and information about their community.
Click HERE to access community data and resources.

Physician’s Guide to Chatham County’s Public Health Programs for Children: Physicians Guide

Bioterrorism Agents
Nitrogen Mustard
Sulfur Mustard

Additional Resources:
American Fact Finder
World Health Organization

For more information about the Coastal Health District’s Epidemiology team, visit our page on Epidemiology.