The Coastal Health District’s HIV Program provides medical treatment and case management services for those living with HIV/AIDS. Every county health department provides free, walk-in HIV testing, and the Coastal Health District has clinics that provide HIV treatment in Savannah, Brunswick, and Hinesville.
Services offered through the HIV Program include HIV medical provider visits, labs related to HIV medical care, access to HIV medications, oral health care, nutritional assessment and counseling, care and treatment related to sexually transmitted infections, mental health counseling, and partner counseling and referral services. Transportation to medical appointments is available for clients as a part of the case management services provided.
The Coastal Health District’s HIV Clinic treats any HIV positive client over age 12, including those who have a CDC-defined AIDS diagnosis. Supportive services such as emergency financial assistance, food vouchers, housing assistance, support groups, etc., are available by referral through various community providers and partners.
To get started, visit our HIV Program Requirements page.
We’re offering FREE HIV testing on Friday, February 7th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Walgreens on Hwy 17 in Richmond Hill. The first 25 people to get tested will receive a free gift card! Everyone is welcome.
Getting testing for HIV can give you life-saving information. Knowing your status can help keep you and other people safe.
Ready? Click the button to find HIV testing sites near you.
“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are also used to treat HIV. If you take PrEP and are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from taking hold in your body.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. But people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months.
Call 912-414-4962 or click HERE to get more information on our PrEP Services.