COVID-19 | South Health District

COVID-19 | South Health District

COVID-19 resources for Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner Counties.

Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Test Kits

South Health District is now offering over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 test kits at all county health departments.

At-home test kits are rapid antigen tests and offer results from the comfort of your home within minutes. These kits do not require a lab or clinician to read or process the results.

To receive a test kit individuals should visit their local health department. Test kits are offered at no cost and no health insurance information is collected.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information:

All Georgians aged 5 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated.

To Schedule An Appointment:

To schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccination, call your local health department.

Vaccine Provider Locator:

CLICK HERE to use the CDC’s vaccine locator tool to find other vaccine providers in your area.

Testing Schedule:


Testing Information

All health departments within South Health District offer over-the-counter rapid COVID-19 tests at no cost.

Mako Labs offers PCR testing by appointment in Lowndes County (Mon-Tues 9AM-3PM) and Tift County (Wed-Thurs 9AM-3PM). Testing takes place in the parking lot of the health departments.

There is no out of pocket expense for this service; however, insurance will be billed for those insured.


Booster Information


Booster Information

Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. People ages 6 months and older should receive 1 updated booster, if they are eligible, including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group:
Children and teens aged 6 months–17 years
• Adults aged 18 years and older

For More Information on when and how to get your COVID-19 booster dose CLICK HERE

Isolation/Quarantine Calculator


Isolation/Quarantine Calculator

People who have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can use this tool to determine if they need to isolate or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19. The calculator does not apply to certain groups, such as healthcare personnel, or high risk congregate settings.

The calculator does not provide recommendations for events that occurred more than 2 weeks ago.

Quarantine Calculator

South Health District COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Click here to visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report..
This report provides a breakdown of cases, deaths and positivity rates county by county.