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:

Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.)
Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
Adults aged 65+ and their caregivers
Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders
Funeral home workers who come into direct contact with the deceased

Beginning March 8:

Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs)
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers
Parents of children with complex medical conditions

Hotline: 844-955-1499

NOW OPEN: South Health District’s COVID-19 hotline is now open. This hotline is for ALL things COVID-19. Individuals who fit the current vaccination tier can call to schedule first dose appointments. You can also call to schedule an appointment for testing or with general questions.

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 – Monday 8:30AM-10:30AM
Berrien – Wednesday 8:30AM-11:00AM
Brooks – Wednesday 1:00PM-3:30PM
Cook – Thursday 9:30AM-11:30AM
– Tuesday 1:30PM-3:30PM
Lanier – Monday 8:30AM-10:30AM
Lowndes– Tuesday 8:30AM-11:30AM 
–  Tuesday  8:30AM – 10:30AM
Turner – Tuesday 9:00AM-11:00AM

*Updated 3/4/2021*
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.