Thomas County Health Department

Carolyn K. Simmons, Director
Hancock Human Service Center
484 Smith Avenue
Thomasville, GA 31799
(229) 226-4241   Fax (229) 226-5144
Hours of Operation 
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon - Thurs
Some service hours may vary

Management Team
Carolyn Simmons, RN BSN Director
R. Jay Ridenhower, EHIV, County EH Manager
Denitra Bozeman, Admin OPS Coord II
Connie Gilbert, RN WH Supervisor
June Eddings, RN AH Supervisor
Patricia McCloud, RN CH/WIC Supervisor
Charlotte Andrews, Program Associate/Front Office Supervisor

Programs and Services


Thomas County was created in 1825 from portions of Decatur and Irwin counties. Georgia's 63rd county, and its county seat, Thomasville, were named for a hero of the War of 1812, General Lee Jett Thomas. In addition to his military career, General Thomas built the first University of Georgia building in Athens.

Thomasville was a popular turn-of-the-century, winter resort for wealthy Northern families. Non-residents still maintain many large estates and hunting preserves. Many of these estates, including the Susina Plantation Inn and the Lapham-Patterson House, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bailey White, a National Public Radio essayist and author of Mama Makes Up Her Mind, is from Thomas County.