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.

To schedule online for Lowndes County Health Department, click here.


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:

Beginning 10/26/2021

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial 2-dose series:

• 65 years and older
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk setting

For people who received the J&J COVID vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

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
or
• Need a test to come off of quarantine (ONLY AFTER FIVE FULL DAYS OF QUARANTINE)
 
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED

 

Antigen Testing:

*Antigen testing (rapid 15 minute results) appointments can be scheduled online for all ten of our counties as well as at our Hahira and Lake Park Clinics.
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.

 


[BEGINNING 8/23/2021]

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 11/23/2021

 

Lowndes County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Wed Dec 1 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
PCR (36 hour result) Testing ONLY
Mon Nov 29 & Tues Nov 30 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Tift County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Mon Nov 29 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
PCR (36 hour result) Testing ONLY
Wed Dec 1 & Thurs Dec 2 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Ben Hill County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Tues Nov 30 – 8:15AM – 9:15AM
Berrien County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Wed Dec 1 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Brooks County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Wed Dec 1 – 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Cook County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Tues Nov 30 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Echols County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
No testing scheduled this week.
Call health department directly to inquire about COVID testing.
Irwin County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Tues Nov 30 – 8:30AM – 9:00AM
Lanier County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Mon Nov 29 – 9:00AM-11:00AM
Wed Dec 1 – 9:00AM-11:00AM
Turner County Health Department
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Wed Dec 1 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Hahira Clinic
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Tues Nov 30 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Lake Park Clinic
BINAX (Rapid) Testing ONLY
Mon Nov 29 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM

*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.

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.