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.

Testing Schedule:


Testing Information

All health departments within South Health District will ONLY offer rapid (antigen) 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.
PCR testing is only available by appointment in Lowndes and Tift Counties. 

There is no out of pocket expense for this service; however, insurance will be billed for those insured.


Booster Information


Booster Information

Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. People ages 6 months and older should receive 1 updated booster, if they are eligible, including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group:
Children and teens aged 6 months–17 years
• Adults aged 18 years and older

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

Isolation/Quarantine Calculator


Isolation/Quarantine Calculator

People who have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can use this tool to determine if they need to isolate or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19. The calculator does not apply to certain groups, such as healthcare personnel, or high risk congregate settings.

The calculator does not provide recommendations for events that occurred more than 2 weeks ago.

Quarantine Calculator

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.