South West Georgia Public Health

Health Departments

Georgia Decatur Farmworker Health Clinic

Georgia Farmworker Health Program (GFHP):
The Georgia Farmworker Health Program (GFHP) was created to improve the general health status of Georgia’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and their families by:

•Providing cost effective, culturally appropriate primary health care
•Arranging for other levels of health care through collaboration and advocacy
•Working collaboratively with local organizations and groups

The Georgia Decatur Farmworker Health Clinic is located in Bainbridge city, Decatur County. The clinic is federally funded through the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and the Boards of Health in counties being contracted by DCH to provide primary health care to farmworkers and their families. To qualify for the program a total family annual income of 51% must come from agriculture. The client must provide proof of income and will be charged on a sliding scale basis.


Decatur Farmworker supports a summer project and a fall project

– Coordinated with growers during peak planting harvesting and packing seasons.






The Decatur Farmworker Program covers Decatur, Seminole, Grady, Thomas and Mitchell counties.






Shelia B. Ramer, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Director
P. O. Box 929, 920 West Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Phone: 229-248-3748, 3749, 3750, 3751
Fax: 229-248-3752

Tonya Cox, LPN
Tammy Hill, LPN
Jesus Bocanegra, Program Associate
Christopher Haught, Program Associate
Eloisa Balderas, Program Assistant
Ligia Sibley, Program Assistant
Ana Lopez-Sanchez, Program Assistant

Hours of Operation
Monday 8am to 5 pm
Tuesday 8am to 5 pm
Wednesday 8 am to 9 pm
Thursday 8 am to 5 pm
Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Note: Farmworker Clinic – Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm provided at Grady County Health Dept