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.

Self-Registration for COVID-19 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.

Testing Schedule:


Testing Schedule

Ben Hill – Monday – Friday 8:30AM-12:30PM
Berrien – Wed. & Thurs. 8:30AM-12:30PM
Brooks – Mon. & Tues. 8:30AM-12:30PM
Cook – Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 8:30AM-11:30AM
– Wednesday  8:30AM-12:30PM
Irwin – Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30AM & Monday – Thursday 12:30-3:30PM
Lanier – Mon. & Tues. 8:30AM-12:30PM
Lowndes– Monday – Friday 8:30AM-12:30PM & Saturday 9 AM-12PM 
– Monday – Friday 8:30AM-12:30PM & Monday – Thursday 1 – 3PM
Turner – Mon – Thur 8:30AM-12:30PM and 1:00-3:00PM & Fri 8:30AM-12:30PM

Health Department Contact Information
Direct Patient Lines Across Georgia




We know you have a lot of questions and we want you to have factual information. South Health District has created a dedicated web page with answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in our area.

Please note: this is a rapidly evolving situation and information is subject to change.

Local COVID-19 FAQs
CDC COVID-19 Guidance

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

District COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by County

Click here for a chart showing all confirmed cases in Georgia. The chart is updated daily at noon and 7 p.m.
Please Note: Our local case totals are updated daily at 10 a.m. These numbers may differ from the DPH Daily Status Report as those numbers update daily at noon and 7 p.m.