COVID-19 Testing Changes

UPDATED 4/1/2021

Due to the high number of requests for testing at Lowndes County Health Department, the Lowndes testing site will now be open EVERY Tuesday. The testing site will also begin opening on Thursday mornings on April 15. Anyone wishing to make an appointment for testing at the Lowndes testing site, please visit or call 844-955-1499.


Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, health departments throughout South Health District will begin offering rapid COVID-19 testing as a clinical appointment. The two largest health departments, Lowndes and Tift, will alternate holding drive-thru COVID-19 testing events on Tuesday mornings.

Due to the decreased demand of COVID-19 testing at our health department testing sites, we decided to make testing a routine clinical service, stated Dwain Butler, deputy health director. Individuals who need PCR, or confirmatory, testing can register for Lowndes or Tift County depending on the week.

South Health District’s website ( will note which site is open on a weekly basis. Lowndes County will open on March 30. For more information or to schedule a COVID-19 rapid test, individuals should call their local health department.