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:

All Georgians aged 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Health departments throughout South Health District are only able to administer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 18 and older due to the use of Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 and older. South Health District does not offer Pfizer at this time.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccination, call your local health department. The South Health District COVID-19 hotline is now closed due to low call volumes.


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: 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. Our health department staff will call you with your results.

At this time, COVID-19 PCR (confirmatory) testing is only available on Tuesdays in either Lowndes or Tift County. Rapid testing is available at all health departments either during specific times or by appointment. Please reference the testing schedule below.

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:

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Testing Schedule*

Lowndes County Health Department

BINAX (Rapid) and PCR Testing: Tuesday Aug 3 – 8:30AM-9:30 AM

BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY: Monday Aug. 2, Wednesday Aug. 4, Thursday Aug. 5, Friday Aug. 6 – 8:30AM-9:30AM

Tift County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY – Monday Aug. 2 thru Friday Aug. 6 – 8:30AM-9:30 AM

Ben Hill County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY – Monday Aug. 2 thru Friday Aug. 6 – 8:00AM-9:00 AM

Berrien County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY – Monday Aug 2 thru Friday Aug 6 – 3:00PM-4:15PM

Brooks County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY – Monday Aug 2 thru Friday Aug 6 – 3:00PM-4:15PM

Updated 7/28/2021
*Schedule may change due to weather.

All health departments not listed above offer Rapid testing by appointment. Call the health department to schedule your appointment. 

Health Department Contact Information
Direct Patient Lines Across Georgia

COVID-19 Educational Videos

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COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Videos

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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.