Jan 10, 2019 Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for developing movement skills, learning healthy habits, and establishing a firm foundation for lifelong health and well-being. More
WIC Operating As Usual
At this time, Georgia WIC is operating as usual. Vouchers are being issued and redeemable at WIC authorized stores. Participants should keep their appointments at WIC clinics. The Georgia Department of Public Health is monitoring developments daily in the federal government shutdown. If you have questions, please call your local WIC office or (800) 228-9173. Read More
Benefits of Exercise for Children & Adolescents
According to a recent study released by the American Medical Association, being physically active is one of the most important actions individuals of all ages can engage in to improve their health. Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for developing movement skills, learning healthy habits, and establishing a firm foundation for lifelong health and well-being. Read More
Flu Activity High and Widespread in South Georgia
If you have not gotten your flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season, do not delay any longer. Flu activity is higher today than it was at this point last year which was classified as a high severity season across all age groups by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More
Cervical Cancer Awareness
All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life. 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
Jan 04, 2019 If you have not gotten your flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season, do not delay any longer. Flu activity is higher today than it was at this point last ... More
Nov 28, 2018 Last year Georgia experienced one of the worst flu seasons in recent history. Don’t fall victim to the flu this year, vaccinate before it’s too late. National Influenza ... More
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South Health District serves residents in south central Georgia. To find information about your local county health department, please select their page below.