South Health District

District News Release

Three Confirmed Flu-Related Deaths in South Georgia

DPH has confirmed three flu-related deaths in South Health District. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in the District this flu season.

Fast-Track and FREE Flu Shots Offered

Health departments in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner Counties will begin offering FREE flu shots to uninsured adults tomorrow, January 30, while supplies last.

Widespread Flu in Georgia

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Flu ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer! Flu is widespread in Georgia, and more than three hundred individuals have been hospitalized with flu-related illness. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed four flu-related deaths so far,but […]

Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grants

Ben Hill, Lowndes and Tift County Health Departments received the car seat mini grant in South Health District.

Late Start January 4

Currently, all South Health District offices, clinics and the health departments in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner counties expect to reopen at 12:30pm on Thursday, January 4. The decision to delay openings of these facilities was made with the safety of the staff and clients in mind. Any further updates will be […]

Facilities Close January 3

Facilities Close as a Precaution

Due to anticipated winter weather conditions in our area, all South Health District offices, clinics and the health departments in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner counties will be closed on Wednesday, January 3. Offices and the health departments are expected to reopen on Thursday, January 4. Please check here, www.facebook.com/southhealthdistrict or  […]

Now is the Time to Vaccinate Against Flu

The holidays are just around the corner. Don’t let the flu virus keep you from doing the things you had planned this holiday season.

WIC Program Public Comment

Georgians are invited to comment on the program’s successes and identify opportunities to improve WIC services.

Update on Openings

All county health departments, clinics and offices within South Health District, except for Echols County Health Department, will reopen tomorrow at 8am.

DPH Urges Safety Precautions After Irma

Hurricane/tropical storm Irma is no longer a threat but recovering from the storm will take weeks, and even longer in some parts of the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to use extreme caution particularly in the next few days as residents return to their homes, power is restored and […]