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:
*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 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. and will be held virtually until further notice. For information on how to attend the meeting, please contact Sally Silbermann.
The following meetings have been scheduled for 2021: March 11 June 10 September 9 December 9
Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) Program WIC has been helping families for over 30 years, preventing children’s health problems and improving their health, growth and development. Visit this page to find out if you’re eligible for WIC services including nutrition education and vouchers for healthy food.
$100 Incentive Offered for COVID-19 Vaccination in Long County
The Coastal Health District and Long County Health Department will give Visa gift cards to the first 100 people who get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday, September 30th at the health department. Vaccinations will be available from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m.
The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) and Moderna vaccines will be available and are approved for people 18 and older. Appointments are required and can be scheduled at chdcovidvax.org by CHOOSING THE LONG COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTscheduling link for Moderna or Johnson and Johnson. Appointments can also be scheduled by calling 912-230-5506 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Only 18% of Long County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “COVID is killing a lot of folks,” said Long County Sheriff, Craig Nobles. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the vaccine, but the truth is that it will help save people in my community and surrounding communities. We’re all in this together.”
Janssen is a one dose vaccine and Moderna requires two doses, four weeks apart. Anyone receiving a Janssen vaccine at the event will be given Visa gift cards valued at $100. Anyone receiving the first dose of Moderna vaccine will receive a $50 gift card that day, and then another $50 gift card when they return for their second dose in four weeks.
Anyone with one previous Moderna vaccination who gets the second dose at the event will be eligible for a $50 Visa gift card; please bring your CDC vaccination card documenting your first dose. The giveaway is not retroactive and only applies to first and second doses.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY OTHER COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT COUNTY BESIDES LONG.
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). A representative will take some basic information and then your local health department will follow up with you to complete the application.
The application can also be downloaded below. Once completed, the application and protected health information authorization form should be *dropped off, faxed or mailed to your county health department.
Long County Health Dept. Attn: Lisa Palmer, R.N. P.O. Box 279 Ludowici, GA 31316 FAX: 912-545-2112
*If you intend to drop off the application, please call the health department first to schedule an appointment. Because of coronavirus concerns, walk-in visits are not permitted at this time.
The application and authorization for release of protected health information can be downloaded here:
Long County Hurricane Registry Application: Word | PDF
Protected Health Information Authorization Form: Word | PDF
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.