At the Sumter County Health Department, we value each individual and strive to help everyone make informed decisions about their health and well-being by providing education and prevention services.
Mailing Address and Clinic Location
1601 North MLK Jr. Blvd, Suite 100
Americus, Georgia 31719
Emily Whitley, RN
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Last clients seen at 4:00 pm
Closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Birth and Death Certificates
Forms can be submitted in person, by mail or fax. Type of payments accepted are cash, money order or credit card. Money order only for mailed requests and credit card only for faxed requests. Click on the link below for a form:
Death Certificate Application-Sumter 2022
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up to low income and uninsured Georgia women 40 to 64 years of age. Some younger women with symptoms of breast cancer may also qualify. Read more.
District Clinical Services
One of five clinics that provides medical care, treatment and nutritional counseling for patients diagnosed with HIV.
Works with local, state and federal authorities to stay ahead of chemical, biological and radiological threats to public health by planning, training and raising awareness.
Provides 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.
Provides vaccinations for children and adults to include: Td/Tdap, Dtap, HPV, Hep A and Hep B, MMR, Varicella, Hib, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Flu, Polio, Rotavirus, Prevnar and Shingles (please call ahead for Shingles Vaccine to check eligibility requirements and availability). Read more.
Laboratory Services/Wellness Panel
The health department can provide general laboratory services as ordered by a physician. Fees vary by test; please call for more information.
Services to Students & Schools
Hearing, vision and dental screenings for school aged children. Scoliosis screening provided for elementary & middle school students, daycare/school immunization certificates. Auditing for schools of their immunization records of kindergarten/first graders. Read more.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic
Diagnoses and treats patients with sexually transmitted diseases and any other communicable diseases. The clinic also provides HIV counseling, testing, and confidential partner notification.
Tuberculosis Control Clinic
Offers detection, treatment, education and follow-up on the Tuberculosis germ. Read more.
WIC – Women, Infants and Children
Provides supplemental food vouchers to eligible clients, and also works to prevent nutrition related health problems while improving nutritional health. Read more.
- To make a WIC appointment please call: 1-800-789-5502
Provides physical exams including pap smears, lab testing and assessment for contraceptives. Read more.
2023 Sumter County Community Health Assessment
2023/24 Sumter County Community Health Assessment Infographic
Additional Data Sources:
Georgia OASIS – OASIS is a suite of interactive tools used to access the Georgia Department of Public Health’s standardized health data repository. OASIS and the Repository are designed, built and maintained by the Office of Health Indicators for Planning (OHIP).
County Health Rankings – The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the health of nearly every county in all 50 states, and are complemented by guidance, tools, and resources designed to accelerate community learning and action. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Georgia Family Connections Data Tools – Data Tools (gafcp.org)
CDC PLACES – Provides model-based, population-level analysis and community estimates of health measures to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States – https://www.cdc.gov/places/index.html
Department of Labor Local Area Profiles – Georgia LaborMarket Explorer – Local Area Profiles (ga.gov)
Department of Education Georgia School Grades Report – The Georgia School Grades Reports website provides school reports for all public elementary, middle, and high schools in Georgia. The reports include A-F letter grades based on school performance as well as other information about schools, such as performance on state tests, the make-up of the student body, and the graduation rate. The purpose of these reports is to help parents, students, educators, and communities understand how their local schools are performing and focus improvement efforts on the most critical challenges.
State office of Rural Health – Maps of Georgia – Hospitals, FQHC, Provider Shortage Areas and more.
Environmental Health Mapping Tools – EnviroAtlas Interactive Map | US EPA
River Valley Regional Commission – Sumter County – RVRC – River Valley Regional Commission (rivervalleyrc.org)
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment – Community Health Needs Assessment (phoebehealth.com)