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

Please note new health department hours of operation beginning July 1, 2018
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12 – 1 p.m.)
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (closed 12 – 1 p.m.)
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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

Environmental Health Office
584 N. Macon Street
PO Box 279
Ludowici, GA 31316
View Map
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 2018:
March 8
June 14
September 13
December 13



 



Check out these great bulletin boards at the Long County Health Department promoting back-to-school immunizations and herd immunity. What is herd immunity? It’s just one more reason to make sure everyone in your family is vaccinated against certain diseases. When you’re part of “the herd,” you help protect those around you who can’t – for various reasons – get vaccinated. Being part of the herd also means less chances of disease outbreak. Get vaccinated. Become part of the herd. Get more info. HERE.


 


 


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.