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





 


Hurricane season is quickly approaching and the time to prepare is now. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties strongly encourage residents who have certain healthcare needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is coming to apply to the Hurricane Registry for those with functional, access, or medical needs.

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 and can do so by calling toll-free, 1-833-CHD-REGISTER (1-833-243-7344) and following the phone prompts which will connect them directly with their county health department. The application can also be downloaded at HERE. Residents who meet criteria and get on the Registry will be evacuated when there is serious threat of a hurricane.

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.

The time to apply for the Registry is when there are no storms threatening. It is important to note that Registry applications will stop being accepted 72 hours prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds.

For more information on the Hurricane Registry for those with functional, access, or medical needs, click HERE.


FREE Smoking Cessation Classes 2nd Thursday of Every Month

The Glynn County Health Department will hold FREE smoking cessation classes on the second Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the health department located at 2747 Fourth Street in Brunswick. Class size is limited. To register, 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

 


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.