South West Georgia Public Health

Health Departments

Programs & Services

Adult Health

Develop public health strategies and campaigns to promote healthy lifestyles which can be implemented in communities, faith-based organizations, schools, worksites and/or other community agencies/organizations…more

Child Health

The Child Health Program includes the following programs and services: Children 1st, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Babies Can’t Wait, Children’s Medical Services, and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Services (also known as Health Check)…more

Environmental Health

Provide primary prevention through a combination of surveillance, education, enforcement, and assessment programs designed to identify, prevent and abate the environmental conditions that adversely impact human health…more


Immunizations provided by local health departments and other agencies have decreased diseases dramatically. Examples of vaccine preventable diseases include smallpox, polio, measles, mumps, meningitis, hepatitis A and B, diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough), to name a few…more


Nutrition Services

The Office of Nutrition Services provides nutrition education, high risk nutritional counseling, lactation counseling, and supplemental foods. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program serves women who are pregnant, non-lactating up to six months postpartum, and lactating up to twelve months postpartum, and infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk…more

Women’s Health

The Women’s Health program includes the following services: Family Planning, Perinatal Case Management, Pregnancy Related Services and Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening…more