Telfair County Health Dept

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03/09/2020

March 9th thru 13 is Georgia Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week. Trap, HPV, Meningitis A and Influenza. Get your teens and pre teens vaccinated. The Human Papilloma virus is the most common cause of cervical and penile cancer. Get vaccinated today. Remember 11th graders next school term need the Meningitis A booster. They may also need a Tetanus and Meningitis B. Call for inquiries.

South Central Health District
02/21/2020

South Central Health District

A message from the South Central Health District:

South Central Health District
02/13/2020

South Central Health District

The Telfair County Health Department Staff want to remind you that there are heart disease and stroke risk factors you can control. These include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lack of exercise, overweight/obesity, diabetes, and tobacco use. Talk to you doctor now if these are things you need to address.

02/06/2020

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 10TH GRADERS.....Students entering 11th grade next school term 2020-2021 will need a 2nd meningitis vaccination. Meningitis is a serious condition and can be fatal. This is a new requirement. Please call us at 2298687404 so we can check your child's status. Do not wait until the last minute. Thanks for choosing Telfair County Health Department.

Welcome Kayla. We are excited to have you.
01/16/2020

Welcome Kayla. We are excited to have you.

11/25/2019

If you need an appointment, please call 8687404. When you call, message or text our personal cell phones, we may not see it automatically. Also, if we tell you to come, our clerks may have told someone else to come at the same time, which causes a longer wait time. We try not to have our cell phones with us while we are seeing patients because as you deserve our attention, others deserve our attention as well. Please be considerate and call the office if you need appt, want to ask a question or need to speak to a nurse.We do check voicemail periodically throughout the day. We sometimes get 10 to 15 personal messages. We love all of our patients and want to serve the community as best we can, but if we are constantly answering our cell phone texts and messages we cannot give everyone the care they deserve.. Thank you for your understanding and thank you for choosing Telfair County Health Department.

11/11/2019
South Central Health District

South Central Health District

All offices and health departments of South Central Health District will be closed on Monday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.

Heart of Georgia Healthy Start
11/10/2019

Heart of Georgia Healthy Start

Case Manager Spotlight of the Month is Mrs. Angela Battle. ✨ In 2010, Angela began serving as an Advocate/Case Manager with Heart of Georgia Healthy Start. She obatained her Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice as well as furthering her career to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a Parent Instructor. Angela’s desire is to serve the needs of babies and their families to promote a healthy outcome. If you are pregnant or a parenting mother that needs assistance, please contact Angela Battle at the Telfair County Health Department where you will be received with an open heart, open mind and readiness to serve. We look forward to hearing from you.

10/21/2019

I am just throwing this out here... If we have let you borrow our First Aid Heart Saver DVD, please private message me or call the health department. We cannot find it anywhere. We have looked high and low and cannot find it. They are expensive and I do not want to buy another one. We do not remember loaning it out but I am grasping at all straws.

South Central Health District
10/09/2019

South Central Health District

10/04/2019

Drive Through Flu Clinic was a huge success this year. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated. We gave 110 vaccines and had 138 drive through. We doubled our quota and for this we are very grateful.
Thank you to Faith Baptist Church for allowing us to have the clinic at your beautiful facility, Jane Knowles at Southern Charm and Beverly Brown at Three Rivers for evaluating and staff for assisting, Charlie Yawn and Michael Brown with Coke for the drinks and signs, Charles Ashley and Frito Lay for chips, Fat Boys for the lettering on the signs, Dairy Queen for preparing the food, Telfair State Prison Fire Team for set up and take down, McRae- Helena Fire Department, Telfair EMS and EMA, McRae -Helena Police Department and Telfair County Sheriff’s Department for traffic and safety control, Telfair Enterprise, Chamber of Commerce and Star 102.7 for advertisements, the countless volunteers from South Central Health District as well as nursing students and Nurse Practitioner students for their help and support and the ladies at Telfair County Health Department. This community is blessed to have volunteers who pull together during events such as this. We hope to make this an annual event. If you have any comments for improvement or general comments, please contact the Telfair County Health Department at 229 868 7404 or you can comment here,

10/03/2019

Today is the day. Drive on down and get your flu shot. Never have to leave your vehicle. Bring your insurance card or $25.00.(promotional price today only) Faith Baptist 10 until 2 back parking lot. Praying it all comes together.

10/01/2019

Parents, if you havent turned in your school flu consents, please get them in.
Also, Drive through flu clinic is Thursday at Faith Baptist Church parking lot. 10 until 2. Hope to see you there. We need at least 50 people for this to count as an Emergency Preparedness drill. Even if you don't want flu vaccine, please drive through so we can count you. Thanks for your support.

School flu forms have been sent home. Please fill these out and get them back to school by Monday Sept 30. Please attach...
09/25/2019

School flu forms have been sent home. Please fill these out and get them back to school by Monday Sept 30. Please attach a copy of your insurance card if possible. If not, include the policy number,and name and address of insurance.
Also, do not forget the drive thru flu clinic on 10-03-2019 from 10-2. at Faith Baptist Church in the back parking lot. Just bring your insurance card or a copy and we will fix you up. You will never have to leave your car. This is a practice run in case of a true emergency, so if you do not get the flu vaccine, please come and drive through so we can count participation. We love Telfair County and work really hard to keep you all healthy.
2017 Drive through was a huge success. Yall come on back now.

09/09/2019

School flu and Drive through flu clinic planning are underway. The packets for school flu have been sent to the printer and should be sent home in a couple of weeks. We have not designated a time for the school flu because we have not received all of the vaccines from the state. Remember if you do not have insurance, the vaccine is given at no cost if given at school. Do not let the flu catch up with you. Drive through plans are also underway. Remember, if you do not want the shot, please drive through anyway so we can count you in the assessment. Thank you for choosing and supporting TCHD. These vaccines will cost $25.00 unless you have a health dept billable insurance.

09/02/2019

All satellite offices and health departments of the South Central Health District will be closed until further notice due to public health’s role in staffing hurricane evacuation shelters. This includes Telfair County Health Dept. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Georgia Department of Public Health
08/30/2019

Georgia Department of Public Health

As #Dorian strengthens, get storm-ready with information from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. http://bit.ly/2HuSKsI

08/21/2019

School is starting very soon. Call today for those last minute immunizations and 3300 forms(Vision, Hearing,, Dental and BMI certs for school)

08/21/2019

Changes, Changes, Changes!!!!!!
Beginning October 1st TUESDAY, the health department new hours are
Monday 8-5
Tuesday 8-6:30
Wednesday 8-5
Thursday 8-5
Friday 8-12:30
We are changing this because we had a nurse retire and we will have a NUTR on late clinic for WIC clients. IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING WIC APPOINTMENT, PLEASE KEEP THIS APPOINTMENT, otherwise, it may be several weeks before we can schedule another visit.
TWO Nurse Practitioners are here as well to provide primary care and other health department services.
We provide Men and Women's Health, STD Services, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sutures and wound care, Immunizations throughout the lifespan, Asthma treatment, lab work and a whole lot more. We love serving our community.
Please call us today and remember keep those appointments.

Yall, it was soooooo hot but enjoyed the fellowship. Thanks to all who stopped by and chatted with us. Thanks to Friends...
08/10/2019

Yall, it was soooooo hot but enjoyed the fellowship. Thanks to all who stopped by and chatted with us. Thanks to Friends of LOSP for your hospitality and a big thanks to SCHD. Healthy Start, Montgomery and Telfair Health Dept staff who came out on this hot Saturday to spread the word about public health. Thanks Glen and Austiin Conley for helping us get the tents up and Sim Davidson for helping us take them down and load everything. I love this community. We met lots of folks from other countries and agencies. Great Day!
Becky Knowles Greene, Rhonda Daniell McLeod, Tammy Renew, Angela Battle, Jina Adam's, Caroline McGhee and her lovely sidekick Cate. Cate decided she had enough so she went to the water slide. I threatened to leave the girls and go with her.

Having fun at it Takes a Village Community Resource Fair at Little Ocmulgee State Park. Come see us! We are here from 10 until 4. Free blood pressure screenings and blood sugar checks.

07/19/2019

Beginning next school term, 2020-2021, 11th graders will need a booster of Meningitis A (Menactra) This is for the class of 2022. Some have already received a booster vaccine as a recommendation, but 11th grade will be audited next year. Please call and we will check your child's record. Thank you for choosing Telfair County Health Dept.

07/19/2019

Cervical cancer from the Human Papiloma virus can be very serious. There are several strains of HPV causing cervical cancer. If you have a child age 11 years old or older, please inquire about the vaccine. It is recommended from 11 to 26. Education is the key. Get the facts!

Check out some photos of the Telfair Co Health Department......your health department. We are so thankful to have this b...
07/19/2019

Check out some photos of the Telfair Co Health Department......your health department. We are so thankful to have this beautiful facility.

07/19/2019

Also, don't forget if your child is entering Pre K or Kindergarten, there are vaccine requirements as well as Vision, Hearing. Dental and BMI screenings. Call for an appointment. Slots are quickly filling up.

07/19/2019

Thank you to each and everyone of you who come to see us. We are gearing up for the Drive through flu clinic coming up in October. We did not do a drive thru last year but we plan on doing it this year. It should be quicker and more convenient than in 2017. Remember, if you do not get a flu shot, drive through so we can count you in the exercise. October sounds far away but it is right around the corner. Also, we are gearing up for the school flu clinics this fall. Lots of things going on. Stay Tuned for updates. If your child is entering 7th grade, they will need vaccines. It used to be 6th grade but it is now 7th. Go ahead and make an appointment. Don't wait until the last minute. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

06/06/2019

Thank you to all who came to the Open House at Telfair County Health Department. A special thanks to the girls and Thomas Tip Faircloth for all of your hard work to make it a success. We are so thankful for our beautiful renovations.

Montgomery County Elementary School
05/23/2019

Montgomery County Elementary School

05/22/2019
Telfair County, GA UGA Cooperative Extension

Great support from multiple agencies in the community. I love living in a small town. We may not have it all together but together we have it all!!!!!!!! Thankful we were able to be a small part of getting the word out about drinking and driving. Hope this touches you or your children. Be safe y'all !!!!!!!!

This afternoon's reenactment was a great example of many of Telfair County's finest coming together to share the dangers of drinking and driving with graduating seniors. Telfair EMA, Telfair EMS, McRae-Helena Fire Department, McRae-Helena Police Department, Telfair County Sheriff's Office, Telfair County Health Department, Southeast District Health Department, Hulett and Son Body Shop, Lifeflight, Lowes Funeral Home, and Telfair County Extension make a great team! Check back soon for photos from this very life-like event.

04/23/2019

Ladies and Gents, We are proud to announce the health department is now open up front. Please enter through the front door. There are still a few things that we have to do but we are excited to show off our new renovations. It is soooooo pretty.
Have a great day!!!!!!

04/19/2019

The Telfair County Health Department closed today at noon and will be closed tomorrow because we are moving back up front yall. Monday is a holiday so we will not open back until Tuesday morning at 8am. It looks AWESOME. Cannot wait to serve your healthcare needs. Will post more pics soon. Pictures do not even do justice as to how pretty it looks. We love our community.

More sneak peeks. We hope to be done in zcoupleof weeks. Pray for smooth sailing.
04/05/2019

More sneak peeks. We hope to be done in zcoupleof weeks. Pray for smooth sailing.

03/04/2019

Internet is down at the health department so our phones are not working. Please be patient. Will have resolved as soon as possible.

Before and after pics. Still waiting on the cabinet man but we are open for business. Still got a few things to sort out...
02/02/2019

Before and after pics. Still waiting on the cabinet man but we are open for business. Still got a few things to sort out.

11/17/2018

Construction will not begin on Monday due to unforeseen circumstances with the contractor. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. We are ready though and we have the front entrance blocked. Please use the rear of the building to enter and exit. We should be starting around the end Nov. first Dec. Thanks for your patience.

11/17/2018

School immunization audits have begun. If you have a child in Kindergarten or 7th grade and you receive a letter please get your child vaccinated. Several vaccines are required for K and 7th grades. Your child will not be able to stay in school if their vaccines are not up to date. There are also recommended vaccines. Some of you have started a series and not finished and some have not started the series, you should also receive a letter. Thank you.

11/17/2018

I have the best group of ladies I work with. We have completed school flu vaccines. These girls did all of the background work and all I had to do was give vaccines. Thank you girls for a great season. I wish we had given more but thankful for those who allowed us to fight the flu.

11/15/2018

Beginning Monday, November 19th, there will be construction going on at the Health Dept. We are asking everyone to enter the one way between the registrars office and clinic but there will be a baracade at the front entrance of the health dept. We are asking everyone to go behind the community service center, come back up and park to the right of the storage container in the parking lot. The temporary entrance will be in the back of clinic up the steps and ramp. We have an area to check in, waiting room and Wic. Space is limited but this is only temporary. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE FTONT LOBBY FOR SAFETY REASONS. Thank you so much for choosing us for your healthcare needs.

11/11/2018

Telfair County Health Dept will be closed on Monday, November 12th, 2018 to observe Veterans Day! Thank you for your service!
We will resume normal business hours Tuesday Nov 13th at 8 am.

We will begin remodeling on November 19th ,2018. Please be patient as we try to make some much needed changes in our fro...
11/11/2018

We will begin remodeling on November 19th ,2018. Please be patient as we try to make some much needed changes in our front lobby and reception area. The front entrance will be blocked and clients must enter through the back door. (The old Teen Clinic entrance).We are limited on space during this time so please understand it may take a few minutes longer checking in. We appreciate your cooperation and as always, thank you for choosing Telfair County Health Dept for your healthcare needs.

10/12/2018

The Health Dept will be closed on Friday, Oct 12th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday at 8am. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe and away from fallen power lines.

10/09/2018

Telfair County Health Dept is at Bank of Lumber City giving flu vaccines. Come on down and get your flu shot!!!!

09/13/2018

Flu consent forms have been sent home from school for Pre-K, Elementary, and Middle School ages. Please return them to the school by September 21, 2018 if you would like for your child to received a flu vaccine. The vaccines will be given on Thursday, October 4th. Consent forms are also posted on the school website or can be picked up at the health department.

07/26/2018

It is that time of year again. My, how the Summer has flown by. It was just yesterday, we were enjoying those last few days of the previous school term. Time flies when you are having fun. Teachers, Git yoselves back to work!!!! 😘😘😘😘😍😍😍😍😍 We love our teachers!!!!
Just a reminder, children must have updated immunization certificates to attend PUBLIC SCHOOL for the first time whether it is Pre- K or Kindergarten with Vision, Hearing, Dental and BMI certificates(Form 3300). Also, 7th graders need updated vaccine certificates. Please do not wait until the last minute. Call today, Do not delay!!! We want to keep our community healthy by disease prevention, health promotion and protecting the population.

Address

89 Telfair Ave
McRae, GA
31055

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 12:30

Telephone

(229) 868-7404

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Thanks to Jina Cravey Adams for taking good care of me this morning and hopefully getting me on the mend for Christmas! Thankful for the expanded services being offered by our health department!