Coastal Health District

Services Listing A-Z

About HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), also known as the Privacy Rule, provides national standards to protect the privacy of personal health information. Read More

Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program

The purpose of the Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) program is to enhance the skills and improve the health status of the Coastal Health Districts' adolescents. Read More

All About Me: Making Healthy Choices

The Coastal Health District wants to help you and your family be the healthiest Georgians you can be. In this section you will find information, strategies and tracking devises to help you develop a health plan, stick to it, and record your progress. Read More

Birth Control

Birth control, also called contraception, is available at your local county health department. Your confidentiality is protected. Read More

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

For more than 20 years, CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) has provided funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 11 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and 5 U.S. Territories to provide screening services for... Read More

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most normal and natural way for babies to be nourished, because human milk is designed perfectly for human babies. The Coastal Health District is committed to helping mothers breastfeed their babies because breastfeeding is so important for... Read More

Children's Dental Services

The Coastal Health District dental services program is an elementary school-based program that provides dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. Read More

Children's Special Services

Without help early in life, children with special needs can fall behind their peers. Children's Special Services oversees a variety of programs designed to identify and address needs early in life so that children can grow to reach their maximum potential. Read More

Chlamydia Testing

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and has the ability to damage a woman's reproductive organs. Learn about chlamydia symptoms, chlamydia testing and treatments. Read More

Community Care Services Program

The Community Care Services Program (CCSP) is a state Medicaid waiver program administered through the Division of Aging and the Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging. CCSP helps people who are elderly and/or functionally impaired to continue living in their... Read More

Emergency Medical Services Program

The Coastal Health District's EMS program is responsible for the licensing and regulation of ambulance, medical first responder and neonatal transport services; certifying and re-certifying emergency medical technicians and paramedics; and approving and monitoring EMS training programs. Read More

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness and public health go hand in hand. Threats to our health range from natural disasters, to pandemic flu, to bioterrorism attacks. Learn what we are doing and what you need to do to be prepared and protect yourself. Read More

Epidemiology

The Coastal Health District's Epidemiology team tracks infectious and chronic diseases to protect the community from exisitng and emerging health conditions. Read More

Gonorrhea Testing

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that can be harmful to your health if not treated early. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment options for this STD. Read More

Guide to Health and Social Services

The Guide to Health and Social Services provides information on health services for those with little or no insurance or those who may need or have questions about economic assistance, food assistance, family and children services, older adult services, legal services, shelter, or employment. Read More

Health Check

Health Check is a program which offers free well child check-ups and medical care at no charge for PeachCare members under 19 and Medicaid members under 21. Doctors and nurses will examine the child or teen and give shots against... Read More

HIV/AIDS Services

The Coastal Health District offers HIV testing, as well as comprehensive outpatient primary care and case management to persons with HIV/AIDS. Find out more about how our programs can help you. Read More

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV is short for human papillomavirus. About 20 million people in the United States, most in their teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV. Not only does HPV cause almost all cervical cancers in women, it also responsible for other types of cancer. Read More

Immunizations and Vaccinations

Part of living a healthy life is protecting yourself from disease. Immunizations help reduce absences at work, school and social events, and decrease the spread of illness in the home, workplace and community. The Coastal Health District's various county health departments offer both child and adult immunizations and vaccinations. Read More

Information for Health Professionals

Diseases, trainings, facts and health advisories for our health care partners. Information on the latest health alerts in our area, reporting sources, community health assessments and more. Read More

Lead Testing

Are you concerned your child may have been exposed to lead? Every county health department in the Coastal Health District can provide a lead screening through a simple blood test. If someone has been exposed to lead, we can also help investigate the source and help correct the problem. Read More

Pap Smear

Pap Smears are essential for women to maintain their health. Learn more about the procedure and clinics close to you. Read More

Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy Tests detect hormones that are only present when a woman is pregnant. Learn more about how pregnancy testing works and where testing is available. Read More

School Health

Studies show that student health has a direct impact on student achievement. The Coastal Health District is here to provide technical assistance, training, support, and consultation to school health programs, school nurses, and school districts. Let us be your partner in school health! Read More

STD Testing, Treatment and Contraception

STD testing and treatment, as well as FDA-approved contraception, are available at your local health department in the cities of Pembroke, Richmond Hill, Savannah, Springfield, Hinesville, Ludowici, Darien, Brunswick and St. Mary's and the following counties: Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty,... Read More

Syphilis Testing

Syphilis is a common sexually transmitted disease. Learn more about the signs & symptoms, testing and treatment options for syphilis. Read More

Tuberculosis (TB) Program

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacteria can attack any part of the body, but usually attacks the lungs. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB is spread through the air... Read More

Vital Records

Vital Records issues birth and death certificates, completion and processing of paternity acknowledgement, delayed birth certificates and amendments and corrections to birth and death records. Read More

Women's Health Services (formerly Family Planning)

Women's Health Services (formerly known as Family Planning) are provided directly by your local health department. Services are offered in every clinic, and your confidentiality is protected. We value all of our patients and strive to provide the highest quality Women's Health Services in an atmosphere of caring and respect and are proud to offer patient centered services that provide our patients with tools and information needed to manage or prevent pregnancies as well as establish effective personal health goals. Read More

Women, Infants and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC)

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, and improved healthcare access for low and moderate-income women and children who are at risk of developing nutrition related health problems. Find out if you might qualify. Read More