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

Long County Health Department

Coastal Health District COVID-19 Information 

COVID-19

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
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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.

Long County Board of Health meetings 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 2020:
March 12
June 11
September 10
December 10

BOH Meeting Minutes

 



Teen Summit Scheduled for March 21

The Coastal Health District Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) program and the Ludowici-Long County Family Connection will host a Teen Health Summit: Myth Buster Edition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Coastal Plains Charter School (old Walker Elementary School) on Main Street in Ludowici.

The Summit is free and open to all 6-12th graders in Long County. Lunch will be provided and parents are welcome to stay. Topics will include bullying, healthy relationships, job skills, healthy living, human trafficking, peer pressure, and more. Door prizes will also be included. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call Lisa Kicklighter at 912-610-0969.


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:

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 2019)