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.

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 Booster Information:

Everyone Ages 16 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot


IF YOU RECEIVED Pfizer-BioNTech:

Who can get a booster: Teens 16-17 years old

Who should get a booster: Adults 18 years and older

When to get a booster: At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster can you get: Teens 16–17 years old can get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster Adults 18 years and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States


IF YOU RECEIVED Moderna:

Who should get a booster: Adults 18 years and older

When to get a booster: At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster can you get: Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States


IF YOU RECEIVED Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

Who should get a booster: Adults 18 years and older

When to get a booster: At least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination

Which booster can you get: Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States

COVID-19 Testing Information:

NOTICE: Due to high demand for testing, 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 all ten of our counties.
This service is provided for free.
Antigen testing is only available on certain days in Lowndes and Tift Counties. Please refer to the testing schedule below.
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.
PCR testing appointments ONLY are available in Lowndes County on Monday and Tuesday 9AM-3PM and Tift County Wednesday and Thursday 9AM-3PM.
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

Updated 1/19/2022

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

Lowndes County Health Department
PCR (36 hour result) Testing ONLY

Mon Jan 24 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Tues Jan 25 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM

BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Thurs Jan 27 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM

Tift County Health Departmentent
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Mon Jan 24 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM

PCR (36 hour result) Testing ONLY
Wed Jan 26 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Thurs Jan 27 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Ben Hill County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Tues Jan 25 – 8:15AM-9:30AM
Thurs Jan 27 – 8:15AM-9:30AM

Berrien County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Tues Jan 25 – 3:00PM-4:15PM
Thurs Jan 27 – 3:00PM-4:15PM

Brooks County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Mon Jan 24 – 3:00PM-4:15PM
Wed Jan 26 – 3:00PM-4:15PM

Cook County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Wed Jan 26 – 8:30AM-9:30AM
Fri Jan 28 – 8:30AM-9:30AM

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
Wed Jan 26 – 10:00AM-10:30AM

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

Hahira Health Clinic
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Tues Jan 25 – 10:30AM-11:30AM
Thurs Jan 27 – 10:30AM-11:30AM
Fri Jan 28 – 10:30AM-11:30AM

Lake Park Health Clinic
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Mon Jan 24 – 10:30AM-11:30AM
Wed Jan 26 – 10:30AM-11:30AM

Turner County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Mon Jan 24 – 2:00PM – 4:00PM

*Schedule may change due to weather.

COVID-19 Educational Videos

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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.

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.