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.
All Georgians aged 5 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated.
To schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccination, call your local health department.
CLICK HERE to use the CDC’s vaccine locator tool to find other vaccine providers in your area.
*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@example.org (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 (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
TIFT COUNTY: COVID-19 testing through Mako Medical will not be available 9/29/2022 at the Tift County Health Department. We apologize for the inconvenience.
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL COVID-19 TESTING THROUGH SOUTH HEALTH DISTRICT
*Schedule may change due to weather.
Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. They are recommended for most people.
• Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.
• 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
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.
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