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.

COVID-19 Testing Information:

NOTICE: All health departments within South Health District will ONLY offer rapid COVID-19 testing for individuals who are symptomatic. 
Asymptomatic individuals or those with no symptoms, or seeking testing for travel may register for PCR testing through Mako Labs.
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED

 

Antigen Testing:

*Antigen testing (rapid 15 minute results) appointments can be scheduled online for Lowndes and Tift Counties. For all other counties, call your local health department. Please refer to the testing schedule below. This service is provided for free.

Antigen testing is available for first responders Monday-Friday in all ten county health departments. Please call your local health department for more information.

*An email is required to self-register. If you do not have an email you can self-register using the mock email address: firstname.lastname@noemail.com (i.e. Jane.Smith@noemail.com). If you register without a valid email address or using the mock email address your results will not be emailed to you.

 


PCR Testing:

PCR testing (approximately 36 hour results) appointments can be scheduled online for Lowndes and Tift Counties.
This service is provided through Mako Labs. There is no out of pocket expense for this service; however, insurance will be billed for those insured.

Antigen (rapid) testing WILL NOT be available at these locations during PCR testing dates.

FULL TESTING SCHEDULE BELOW

Testing Schedule:

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Testing Schedule

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL COVID-19 TESTING THROUGH SOUTH HEALTH DISTRICT

Lowndes County Health Department
PCR (36 hour result) Testing ONLY
Mon – 9:00AM-3:00PM
Tues  – 9:00AM-3:00PM

BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Thurs – 8:30AM – 9:00AM

Tift County Health Department

BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
No operations this week

PCR (36 hour result) Testing ONLY
Wed – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Thurs – 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Ben Hill County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

Berrien County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

Brooks County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Wed April 27 – 3:30PM – 4:00PM

Cook County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

Echols County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to inquire about COVID testing.

Irwin County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

Lanier County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

Hahira Health Clinic
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

Lake Park Health Clinic
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

Turner County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Call health department directly to schedule COVID testing.

*Schedule may change due to weather.

Booster Information

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Booster Information

Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. They are recommended for most people.

1 Booster
• Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

2 Boosters
• Adults ages 50 years and older
• People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

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

Isolation/Quarantine Calculator

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Isolation/Quarantine Calculator

The Georgia Department of Public Health has developed an online calculator to help residents determine the length of their quarantine or isolation period. Click below to learn more.

DPH Quarantine Calculator

DPH General COVID Guidance 

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.