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.

Currently Vaccinating:

Tier 1A+:

Healthcare Workers, Individuals 65+ & First Responders

ATTENTION: Due to limitations on vaccine supply, we are no longer scheduling NEW appointments and are postponing the reopening of the vaccination registration survey. This suspension will be temporary. We will post to our social media and website once we are able to begin scheduling again. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Vaccination through public health is free. Clicking the link above registers you for callback by one of our county health departments to schedule your appointment. Filling out the survey DOES NOT schedule your appointment. Your appointment will be scheduled and confirmed after you are contacted by a member of the health department staff.

Click here to use DPH’s vaccine locator tool to find your nearest vaccine provider. 

Self-Registration for COVID-19 Testing

Click Here to Register for Testing

Testing through public health is free. An email is required to self-register. If you do not have an email you can self-register using the mock email address: (i.e.  If you register without a valid email address or using the mock email address your results will not be emailed to you. Our health department staff will call you with your results.

Register to Become a Vaccine Provider

As healthcare providers, you play an integral role in helping to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is administered to eligible populations in Georgia. In order to receive shipments of COVID vaccine when it becomes available, you will need to complete an online enrollment application.

Click here to learn more.

Testing Schedule:


Testing Schedule*

Ben Hill – Tuesday 8:30AM-10:30AM
Berrien – Thursday 12:30PM-3:30PM
Brooks – Tuesday 12:30PM-3:30PM
Cook – Tuesday 9:30AM-11:30AM
– Wednesday 9:00AM-11:00AM
Lanier – Monday 8:30AM-10:30AM
Lowndes– Tuesday & Thursday 8:30AM-10:30AM 
–  Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Turner – Tuesday 9:00AM-11:00AM

*Updated 1/15/2021*
Schedules may change due to weather conditions

Health Department Contact Information
Direct Patient Lines30Across Georgia

COVID-19 Educational Videos


COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Videos


State of GA Violations and Questions


Report Violations or Ask Questions

The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has set up a toll-free hotline for questions from the public about COVID-19. Gov. Kemp has also tasked several law enforcement agencies with enforcing executive orders to slow the spread of illness. Visit the link below for details.

Constituent Services
State COVID-19 Hotline

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.