Jul 20, 2016 Tift CHD has planned their 6th annual Back to School Bash in conjunction with Tift Regional Medical Center, Tift County Commission on Children & Youth and The Jay Deason Fund ... More
First Sexually Transmitted Zika Case in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Georgia. A non-pregnant female was infected by her male partner who had traveled to Brazil earlier this year and was among Georgia’s confirmed travel-related cases. Read More
Report Animal Bites Immediately
While spring time brings sunshine and warm weather allowing people to be outside more often, it also means more animals are on the move. A rabid bat that many people in Valdosta were exposed to last week, served as a good reminder of why people should stay away from wild animals. Read More
Tip 'n Toss Campaign
Your local health department is urging residents to clean up around their homes, their yards and their communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. Tip ‘n Toss after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in South Georgia. Read More
Welcome to South Health District
South Health District’s mission is to promote and protect the health and well being of anyone that lives, works, or plays in the counties of Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner.
South Health District News
Jul 12, 2016 Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to wear mosquito spray whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. A horse in Lowndes County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). More
Jun 10, 2016 Irwin County Health Department will host a No Fee STD Clinic next week. Be sure to make an appointment by Tuesday. More
Find Your County
South Health District serves residents in south central Georgia. To find information about your local county health department, please select their page below.