Worth County Health Department  

Gina Connell, Director
1012 West Franklin Street
P.O. Box 785
Sylvester, GA 31791
(229) 777-2150   Fax (229) 777-2170
Hours of Operation
     8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F
Some service hours may vary


Programs and Services

Child Health
Adult Health
Women's Health
Nutrition Services/WIC
Environmental Health

Restaurant Inspections

Worth County Health Department Staff

Gina Connell, Cynthia Allen, & David Cooper presented an award to the City of Sylvester at their counsel meeting in February 2009. People in the picture are: Councilmen: Tommy Snipes, Randy Hill, Larry Johnson, Melvin Powell.  Mayor Yearta, City Manager Debbie Bridges, Assistant City Manager Tommy Bozeman, City Clerk Kathy Wise.  Health Department/District employees pictured are: Gina Connell, Nurse Manager/Director, Cynthia Allen, Administrative Ops 1, David Cooper Health Promotions Coordinator.

36 people lowered their total cholesterol, 26 people lowered their triglycerides, 31 people increased their good cholesterol--HDL, 36 people lowered their bad cholesterol--LDL, 5 people lowered their glucose.

Pictured are David Cooper, B.J. Harrison, Gina Connell, and Cynthia Allen. B J Harrison, City of Sylvester employee was presented with a Certificate for the Most Steps Recorded of 1,279,256 during the 13 week period.


Worth County obtained its territory from Dooly and Irwin counties in 1853. The county was named for Major General William J. Worth who also served in the Mexican-American War.

Worth County is home to Peter Pan Peanut Butter. In fact, every jar is manufactured in Sylvester, a city in the county.

The Georgia House of Representatives approved the resolution that made Warwick, Georgia the 'Grits Capitol of Georgia' and every April hosts the Grits Festival. For more information, visit http://www.gritsfest.com/

Michigan Governor Chase S. Osborne, who made his winter home in Poulan, a city in the county, in the early 1900s, built the famous Big Poke and Little Poke mansions in Possum Lane, now tourist attractions.