January 12 – Chatham County Health Department moves to essential services only | Covid-19

January 12, 2022 – Effective immediately, the Chatham County Health Department is modifying its operations to address staffing shortages due to COVID-19 cases and exposures.

The Midtown Clinic at 1602 Drayton Street will be closed for routine public health services for the rest of this week. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and PREP services will still be offered at the Midtown Clinic by appointment only. The main clinic at 1395 Eisenhower Drive will only provide essential services. People with existing appointments can be contacted to reschedule.

Essential services are available by appointment at the Eisenhower Clinic and include:

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Childhood vaccinations required for school attendance
  • Infectious Disease Services (STD/TB/HIV)
  • Contraceptive services
  • Babies can’t wait
  • Children’s dental services
  • Pediatric COVID vaccines

“Like so many other organizations right now, we are struggling to find the right balance between keeping our doors open and keeping our patients and employees healthy and safe,” said Dr. Chris Rustin, administrator of the health department. of Chatham County. “We will resume normal operations as soon as our workforce improves.”

This change does not affect environmental health services or vital registries, or operations at Chatham County Health Department COVID testing sites or COVID-19 vaccination sites.

For more information, visit coastalhealthdistrict.org/chatham.

Michelle J. Kelley