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Ben Hill Drive-Thru COVID-19 Clinic

Ben Hill County Health Department will hold a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 17 from 8:15-11:45AM. During this clinic Moderna vaccine will be administered to participants. “Appointments are required for the drive-thru clinic,” says Chris Naylor, RN, county nurse manager. “We are excited to offer another drive-thru clinic to our community and surrounding […]

Faith-Based COVID Vaccine Clinics

South Health District partnered with five faith-based organizations to host mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lowndes County. Public health officials will set up clinics at the below five churches during April 8-10 in an attempt to vaccinate more individuals in South Georgia. Appointments are required by calling 844-955-1499. Thursday, April 8 New Hope Missionary Baptist […]

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Boards of Health Meeting

All ten county boards of health will hold one joint meeting on Friday, March 26, at noon via conference call. Public is welcome to call in to the meeting. Telephone number is 866-809-6529, access code is 669111#. For more information contact Patrina Bowles at 229-333-5290.

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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 […]

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Antigen Testing Now Available

Health Departments within the South Health District will begin providing free antigen testing on Monday, November 9 to anyone that has signs or symptoms of COVID-19, while supplies last. “We received 10,000 rapid antigen tests to use at public health testing sites throughout our district,” says William R. Grow, district health director. “These tests should […]

Lowndes CHD & Lark Park Clinic closed Aug. 24

Update: Lowndes County Health Department reopened Tuesday, August 25 at 8 a.m. Lake Park Clinic will reopen Wednesday, August 26, for general services. The Lowndes County Health Department General Clinic as well as Lake Park Clinic will be closed Monday, August 24, due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Patients will be contacted to […]

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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in South Georgia

Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to take precautions whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. South Health District has received two confirmed reports of West Nile Virus through mosquito testing in Lowndes County and one confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in an emu in Lanier County. “While we see reports of mosquito-borne […]

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First COVID-19 Related Death in Turner County

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death of a resident in Turner County. The individual was an 83-year old male with underlying medical conditions.  “We continue to be saddened to hear of the death of residents in our district,” said William R. Grow, MD, FACP, […]

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Flu-Related Deaths in South Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed five flu-related deaths between South Health District and Southwest Health District, which covers 24 South Georgia counties. As of January 11, DPH has confirmed 31 flu-related deaths throughout Georgia for the 2019-2020 flu season. The flu activity level is high throughout Georgia and is expected to […]

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Financial Audits RFP

To view the RFP on financial audits, click here.

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