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

Long County Health Department

Welcome to the Long 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 Long County Health Department offers services including:

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


 

Long County Health Clinics and Offices

Hours of Operation*
Monday – Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (closed from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

*The Long County Health Department is closed on the last day of every month for staff training.

Health Department
584 N. Macon Street
PO Box 279
Ludowici, GA 31316
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Phone: (912) 545-2107
Fax: (912) 545-2112

Environmental Health Office
584 N. Macon Street
PO Box 279
Ludowici, GA 31316
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Phone: (912) 545-2107
Fax: (912) 545-2112
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: Field-related services
Monday-Thursday: Fee payment, applications, administrative services
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Long County Board of Health Meetings
Long County Board of Health meetings are held at 11 a.m. at the Long County Health Dept. located at 584 North Macon Street in Ludowici.

The following meetings have been scheduled for 2019:
March 14
June 13
September 12
December 12

BOH Meeting Minutes
Long Co. BOH Minutes March 2019



Free Mammograms Oct. 15 for Women
Who Qualify

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Long County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is partnering with the Southeast Georgia Health System Breast Care Center’s Mobile Mammography Program to enroll women into BCCP, provide breast screenings, and offer free mammograms from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, at the IGA in Ludowici. Women who meet certain annual income guidelines and are 40-64 years of age without insurance will be eligible to receive a screening mammogram at no cost.

No appointment necessary. For more information on the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and eligibility requirements, go to gachd.org/bccp, or call the Long County Health Department at  912-545-2107.


The Long County Health Department now has flu vaccine available. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age, including pregnant women.

It takes about two weeks after getting a flu shot for the vaccine to provide the body with protection against the flu. While getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu, there are other things we can all do every day to prevent getting or spreading the flu:

For more information or to download the vaccine consent form ahead of time, go to www.gachd.org/longflu.


Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 but the Hurricane Registry for those with functional, access, or medical needs is open all year long. 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.

The application and authorization for release of protected health information can also be downloaded here:
Long County Hurricane Registry Application (Word doc)
Long County Hurricane Registry Application (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 or mail them to:
Long County Health Dept.
Attn: Lisa Palmer, R.N.
P.O. Box 279
Ludowici, GA 31316

FAX: 912-545-2112

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.

(Registry application updated 2018)