Southwest Georgia Public Health District

Southwest Georgia Public Health District Including Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas and Worth counties. Southwest Health District encompasses more than 6,000 square miles in Georgia's southwestern corner (bordering Alabama to the west and Florida to the south) and including the following counties: Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth.
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Are you pregnant? Have you received a #COVID19 vaccine & enrolled in v-safe? If you answered YES, you may be eligible to...
05/08/2021

Are you pregnant? Have you received a #COVID19 vaccine & enrolled in v-safe? If you answered YES, you may be eligible to participate in CDC’s v-safe pregnancy registry and help CDC learn more about COVID-19 vaccine safety during pregnancy. More: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafepregnancyregistry.html

Are you pregnant? Have you received a #COVID19 vaccine & enrolled in v-safe? If you answered YES, you may be eligible to participate in CDC’s v-safe pregnancy registry and help CDC learn more about COVID-19 vaccine safety during pregnancy. More: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafepregnancyregistry.html

Free COVID-19 vaccines will be available in Warwick on Friday, May 7th from 1:00pm-5:00pm.
05/06/2021

Free COVID-19 vaccines will be available in Warwick on Friday, May 7th from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Free COVID-19 vaccines will be available in Warwick on Friday, May 7th from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine are normal signs your body is building protection. Side effects may even f...
05/06/2021

Side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine are normal signs your body is building protection. Side effects may even feel like flu and might affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

Side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine are normal signs your body is building protection. Side effects may even feel like flu and might affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

Administrative assistant position open in the Child Health Division of Southwest Health District. Details on Job Announc...
05/06/2021

Administrative assistant position open in the Child Health Division of Southwest Health District. Details on Job Announcement,

Administrative assistant position open in the Child Health Division of Southwest Health District. Details on Job Announcement,

Mitchell County Health Department is seeking a Public Health RN.
05/06/2021

Mitchell County Health Department is seeking a Public Health RN.

Mitchell County Health Department is seeking a Public Health RN.

Mitchell County Health Department is seeking an environmental health specialist.
05/04/2021

Mitchell County Health Department is seeking an environmental health specialist.

Mitchell County Health Department is seeking an environmental health specialist.

Administrative support position is available in the WIC program in Dougherty County. Details in the Job Announcement.
05/04/2021

Administrative support position is available in the WIC program in Dougherty County. Details in the Job Announcement.

Administrative support position is available in the WIC program in Dougherty County. Details in the Job Announcement.

Today, #KnowYourStatus by coming to the Dougherty County Health Department to get a FREE HIV test. No appointment requir...
05/04/2021

Today, #KnowYourStatus by coming to the Dougherty County Health Department to get a FREE HIV test. No appointment required!
#HIVTesting #IGotTested #HIVAwareness

Today, #KnowYourStatus by coming to the Dougherty County Health Department to get a FREE HIV test. No appointment required!
#HIVTesting #IGotTested #HIVAwareness

High temperatures along with high humidity can be dangerous. Know the signs of heat-related illness and what to do if it...
05/03/2021

High temperatures along with high humidity can be dangerous. Know the signs of heat-related illness and what to do if it occurs.

High temperatures along with high humidity can be dangerous. Know the signs of heat-related illness and what to do if it occurs.

NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.
05/03/2021

NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.

NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.

Clinical trials showed COVID-19 vaccines currently used in the United States prevent COVID-19. Now CDC and partners are ...
05/02/2021

Clinical trials showed COVID-19 vaccines currently used in the United States prevent COVID-19. Now CDC and partners are evaluating how well COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to follow CDC’s recommendations, including getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to you.

Clinical trials showed COVID-19 vaccines currently used in the United States prevent COVID-19. Now CDC and partners are evaluating how well COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to follow CDC’s recommendations, including getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to you.

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05/01/2021

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Myth: Vaccines change your DNA
Fact: COVID-19 vaccines do NOT change or interact with your DNA in any way.

No one tool alone is going to stop the #COVID19 pandemic. A combination of getting a COVID-19 #vaccine, wearing a mask, ...
04/30/2021

No one tool alone is going to stop the #COVID19 pandemic. A combination of getting a COVID-19 #vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and avoiding crowds are all needed. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/about-vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

No one tool alone is going to stop the #COVID19 pandemic. A combination of getting a COVID-19 #vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and avoiding crowds are all needed. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/about-vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

Feeding our families healthy meals while keeping a budget in mind may seem like a task. However, simple changes in the w...
04/30/2021

Feeding our families healthy meals while keeping a budget in mind may seem like a task. However, simple changes in the way you plan and shop can help you reduce the amount you are spending on groceries. Learn how to shop smarter, plan better, and $ave money by checking out these budget friendly tips and tricks SNAP-Ed has to offer. You can learn more about these budget friendly tips in our Eating Smart Being Active nutrition education program.

Join us for our upcoming class starting on May 4th by clicking the link to register: https://forms.gle/RNetMWBThPL3rZke8

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Feeding our families healthy meals while keeping a budget in mind may seem like a task. However, simple changes in the way you plan and shop can help you reduce the amount you are spending on groceries. Learn how to shop smarter, plan better, and $ave money by checking out these budget friendly tips and tricks SNAP-Ed has to offer. You can learn more about these budget friendly tips in our Eating Smart Being Active nutrition education program.

Join us for our upcoming class starting on May 4th by clicking the link to register: https://forms.gle/RNetMWBThPL3rZke8

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Services provided by the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) include:Clinical Breast ExaminationMammogramP...
04/29/2021

Services provided by the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) include:
Clinical Breast Examination
Mammogram
Pelvic Examination
Pap test
Human papillomavirus (HPV) test
Diagnostic testing of abnormal results
Referrals to treatment through the Women’s Health Medicaid Program

Services provided by the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) include:
Clinical Breast Examination
Mammogram
Pelvic Examination
Pap test
Human papillomavirus (HPV) test
Diagnostic testing of abnormal results
Referrals to treatment through the Women’s Health Medicaid Program

Maintain your peace of mind. Take control of your body and s*xual health by preventing HIV your way. Learn more at: cdc....
04/28/2021

Maintain your peace of mind. Take control of your body and s*xual health by preventing HIV your way. Learn more at: cdc.gov/StopHIVTogether/Prevention

Maintain your peace of mind. Take control of your body and s*xual health by preventing HIV your way. Learn more at: cdc.gov/StopHIVTogether/Prevention

All Georgians and people who work in Georgia aged 16+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!
04/26/2021

All Georgians and people who work in Georgia aged 16+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!

All Georgians and people who work in Georgia aged 16+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!

04/26/2021
NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses o...
04/26/2021

NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers—with no medical training required.
Training for using Narcan is available online at www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org

NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers—with no medical training required.
Training for using Narcan is available online at www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge.  The SNAP-Education Program wants you to start simple wi...
04/23/2021

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. The SNAP-Education Program wants you to start simple with My Plate. My Plate is the new food pyramid and a great way to help families maintain a balanced diet every day. Our nutrition education program focuses on the key messages to support healthy eating from MyPlate. The MyPlate infographic from our friends at the USDA helps to visualize how to include the five food groups to every meal.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. The SNAP-Education Program wants you to start simple with My Plate. My Plate is the new food pyramid and a great way to help families maintain a balanced diet every day. Our nutrition education program focuses on the key messages to support healthy eating from MyPlate. The MyPlate infographic from our friends at the USDA helps to visualize how to include the five food groups to every meal.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Full-time administrative support position open at Thomas County Health Department.
04/22/2021

Full-time administrative support position open at Thomas County Health Department.

Full-time administrative support position open at Thomas County Health Department.

Position available for a Public Health RN at Thomas County Health Department.
04/22/2021

Position available for a Public Health RN at Thomas County Health Department.

Position available for a Public Health RN at Thomas County Health Department.

Colquitt County Health Department has an opening for a Public Health RN.
04/22/2021

Colquitt County Health Department has an opening for a Public Health RN.

Colquitt County Health Department has an opening for a Public Health RN.

Public Health Nursing Program Consultant position open in Southwest Health District's Infectious Disease Program.
04/21/2021

Public Health Nursing Program Consultant position open in Southwest Health District's Infectious Disease Program.

Public Health Nursing Program Consultant position open in Southwest Health District's Infectious Disease Program.

There are two types of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, a hormone implant and an intrauterine device. The hormone ...
04/21/2021

There are two types of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, a hormone implant and an intrauterine device.
The hormone implant, which is the size of a matchstick, is placed in the skin of the patient’s upper arm in a procedure that takes around 10 minutes. Hormones released from it prevent pregnancy for around three years.
The IUD which is implanted in the uterus, provides protection against unplanned pregnancy for approximately three to 10 years, depending on the type chosen and the time desired.

There are two types of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, a hormone implant and an intrauterine device.
The hormone implant, which is the size of a matchstick, is placed in the skin of the patient’s upper arm in a procedure that takes around 10 minutes. Hormones released from it prevent pregnancy for around three years.
The IUD which is implanted in the uterus, provides protection against unplanned pregnancy for approximately three to 10 years, depending on the type chosen and the time desired.

Timeline Photos
04/20/2021

Timeline Photos

Symptoms for #COVID19 and allergies are similar, but there are subtle differences. You may have #COVID19 if you have a fever, body aches, chills, cough, or shortness of breath. If you're experiencing one or more of those symptoms, please get tested for #COVID19.

Today, #KnowYourStatus by coming to the Dougherty County Health Department to get a FREE HIV test. No appointment requir...
04/20/2021

Today, #KnowYourStatus by coming to the Dougherty County Health Department to get a FREE HIV test. No appointment required!
#HIVTesting #IGotTested #HIVAwareness

Today, #KnowYourStatus by coming to the Dougherty County Health Department to get a FREE HIV test. No appointment required!
#HIVTesting #IGotTested #HIVAwareness

Narcan can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save a life ... give someone a second chance to recover and liv...
04/19/2021

Narcan can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save a life ... give someone a second chance to recover and live.

Narcan can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save a life ... give someone a second chance to recover and live.

Colquitt County Health Department has an administrative support position open.
04/19/2021

Colquitt County Health Department has an administrative support position open.

Colquitt County Health Department has an administrative support position open.

Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day which recognizes the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, ...
04/18/2021

Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day which recognizes the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. #NTHTD #TransHIV #HIVAwareness

Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day which recognizes the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. #NTHTD #TransHIV #HIVAwareness

People living with HIV who take their HIV medication daily as prescribed can reach an undetectable viral load. In doing ...
04/16/2021

People living with HIV who take their HIV medication daily as prescribed can reach an undetectable viral load. In doing so, the person living with HIV can stay healthy and has effectively no risk of transmitting #HIV to their partner through s*x. #UequalsU #HIVTreatmentWorks

People living with HIV who take their HIV medication daily as prescribed can reach an undetectable viral load. In doing so, the person living with HIV can stay healthy and has effectively no risk of transmitting #HIV to their partner through s*x. #UequalsU #HIVTreatmentWorks

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1109 N Jackson St
Albany, GA
31701

General information

The District's clinical programs and services include women's health, child health, school screening, pharmacy, WIC/nutrition services, dental services, stroke and heart attack prevention program/diabetes, communicable diseases/epidemiology, immunizations, emergency preparedness, environmental health, Georgia farmworker programs, adolescent youth & development, and health promotions. In addition, the only public health run CenteringPregnancy program in Georgia is headquartered in the Dougherty County Health Department.

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(229) 352-4275

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Just how long is a vaccine good for until it expires? It seems I am seeing more posts of "emergency" shots because of 'out of date' time. ????
Attention everyone you must know this information in Thomasville Georgia the Serena Inn located at 14866 US Highway 19 South has multiple rooms that have been closed down due to bed bugs roaches mice black mold filth in general they are taking people's money and putting and renting rooms to families with small children elderly everybody is being put into these rooms that have been shut down I repeat these ones have been shut down by the health department due to multiple issues that are listed above they are taking people's money and housing families small children and elderly somebody needs to do something as soon as possible this is not right somebody please help these people
Dougherty County Health Department Years of Service Awards
Early County Health Department years of service awards.
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