The Coastal Health District’s HIV Program provides comprehensive outpatient primary care (including nutritional services and oral health) and case management to persons with HIV/AIDS. Every county health department provides free, walk-in HIV testing, and the Coastal Health District has three HIV Program centers for expanded services in Savannah, Brunswick and Hinesville.
Clients benefit from a wide spectrum of programs and services, including primary medical care and labs, centralized case management, oral health services, ID consultant services, radiology (by referral), retinology consultant services, medication dispensing/pharmacy, mental health counseling, nutritional assessment/counseling -BIA testing, partner counseling and referral services, legal assistance, and transportation assistance (contract).
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 for clients such as hospice care, emergency financial assistance, food and food vouchers, housing assistance, support groups, etc. are available by referral with various community providers/partners.
To enroll in our HIV Program, visit our HIV Program Requirements page for information about requirements, as well as financial and social services that may be available to you.
Getting testing for HIV can give you life-saving information. Knowing your status can help keep you and other people safe.
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“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.