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

Glynn County Health Department

Welcome to the Glynn County Health Department where we our public health team is dedicated to improving the health of those who live, work, and play in our county by preventing disease and illness, promoting health and well being, and preparing for and responding to disasters.

The Glynn County Health Department offer services including:

If you have questions about any of our services, please don’t hesitate to call us at the numbers listed below.


Glynn County Health Clinics and Offices

Please note new health department & vital records office hours of operation beginning July 1, 2018
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Health Department
2747 Fourth Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Phone: (912) 264-3961
Fax: (912) 265-8837

CARE Center
2747 Fourth Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Phone: (912) 264-3236
Fax: (912) 264-0813
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free HIV testing is available
as a walk-in service.

Environmental Health Office
1725 Reynolds Street
Ste. 105
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Phone: (912) 279-2940
Fax: (912) 267-4879
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Glynn County Board of Health Meetings
Glynn County Board of Health meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. at the Glynn County Health Dept. located at 2747 Fourth Street in Brunswick.

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2018:
March 9
June 8
September 14
December 14



National Diabetes Management Program Offered at No-Cost

There are more than 79 million Americans who have prediabetes and many do not know it. In Georgia alone, more than one million people have diabetes and about 44,000 Georgians are diagnosed with diabetes every year. People with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal. The levels are not yet high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis; however, people with prediabetes are more likely to get type 2 diabetes than others. The Glynn County Health Department will launch the National Diabetes Prevention Program in January 2019. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is focused on helping prediabetics avoid type 2 diabetes by making modest lifestyle changes. The Program is free and is designed so that participants receive support not only through a Lifestyle Coach but also from each other by sharing ideas, celebrating successes, and working to overcome obstacles. Participants at high risk for type 2 diabetes will learn how take steps to make positive, sustainable lifestyle changes.

For more information, please contact Donna Smith, R.N., at 912-264-3961, Ext. 3210 or email Donna.Smith@dph.ga.gov.


FREE Smoking Cessation Classes by Appointment

The Glynn County Health Department will hold FREE smoking cessation classes by appointment. For more information, please call Donna Smith at 912-264-3961, ext. 3210 or email Donna.Smith@dph.ga.gov.

In addition, the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line offers a free four-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy in the form of nicotine gum or nicotine patch. For more information, call the Quit Line:

English:                         1-877-270-STOP (877-270-7867)

Spanish:                        1-855 DEJELO-YA

Hearing Impaired:          1-877-777-6534

 


Drive-Through Flu Clinic Successful

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Glynn County drive-through flu vaccination clinic! If you didn’t make it to the clinic, you can always stop by the health department to get your flu shot. Flu shots are $29 and high-dose flu shots (for those 65 and older) are $55 and most insurances are accepted. Save even more time by filling out the consent form before you arrive at the health department you can download the form HERE.

 



The Hurricane Registry for those with functional, access, or medical needs is a list maintained by the health department of residents who may need transportation or medical assistance and have no resources such as family members, neighbors, or friends to help them evacuate if a hurricane is threatening. Residents must apply to be on the Registry. Residents who meet criteria and get on the Registry will be evacuated when there is serious threat of a hurricane.

It is important to note that Registry applications will stop being accepted 72 hours prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds.

To apply, residents can call toll-free, 1-833-CHD-REGISTER (1-833-243-7344) and follow the phone prompts.

Glynn County Hurricane Registry Application 2018 (Word doc)
Glynn County Hurricane Registry Application 2018 (PDF)
Protected Health Information Authorization

When both the Hurricane Registry Registration and Consent form and the Protected Health Information authorization forms have been completed, please take them to your health department, mail, or fax them to:
Glynn Co. Environmental Health
Attn: Donna Smith
2747 Fourth Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

FAX: 912-279-3349

Those with functional or access needs – including children or adults with physical, sensory, or intellectual disabilities who need assistance with the activities of daily living including eating, taking medication, dressing, bathing, communicating, transferring from bed to chair and chair to bed, and toileting – will be evacuated to a gymnasium type setting far enough inland so that they are safe from the storm. The accommodations at the shelter will be basic (a cot with 20-40 square feet of space, bathroom facilities, meals, etc.) and the shelter may be several hours away.

Those with medical needs – including those who need the help of trained medical professionals for things like IV medication or who may be dependent on a respirator or other medical equipment – may be taken to a healthcare facility which will likely be located several hours inland.

Anyone who lives in a nursing home, assisted living, or personal care facility is not eligible for the registry and must follow their facility’s emergency plan. The Registry is truly a last resort but it is important that local emergency management agency and public health department officials have a list of residents who have certain needs and no other way to evacuate should that become necessary.

 


 

Flu season is unpredictable which is why it is recommended that everyone six months and older get vaccinated against the flu every year. Last year’s flu season was very severe and lasted well into the spring months. The health department will offer flu vaccine beginning September 24. A drive-through flu vaccination clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Glynn County Health Department located at 2747 Fourth Street in Brunswick. Getting vaccinated is the best protection against flu. For more information on the vaccine or to download the vaccine consent form to save time before heading to the health department for your flu shot, check out the Glynn County Health Department Flu Vaccination page.


Car Seat Checks

Three out of four car seats is installed incorrectly. Is yours one of them? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 2-14 and the leading cause of injury-related death for children under two. When installed and used correctly, child car seats and seat belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Call 912-264-3961, Ext. 3210, to schedule an appointment for a FREE car seat check with our certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.