Call 229-353-2819 to speak to a Southwell/Tift Regional clinical staff member if you are worried that you may have the virus, or if you have questions about the virus, before coming to any of our facilities or clinics.
Remember, the primary symptoms of COVID-19 are:
You can stay up to date on the latest information and guidelines by visiting the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Southwell has a drive-thru clinic for COVID-19 testing at Tift Regional Medical Center’s parking garage on 20th Street. We are calling this our Mobile Clinic, not to be confused with the Southwell Mobile Clinic unit that visits medically-underserved areas.
This is not an open testing site. Before coming to the drive-thru clinic, the ER, or any Southwell clinic or facility, patients who suspect they have COVID-19 symptoms are being asked to call our COVID-19 Hotline at 229-353-2819. Our health professionals will conduct a telephone triage and will instruct patients on whether or not they should go to the drive-thru clinic for testing.
To protect our patients, staff, and community during the outbreak of COVID-19, visitor restrictions are in effect for Southwell Facilities: Tift Regional Medical Center, Southwell Medical, Southwell Health and Rehabilitation, and all clinics and departments of these facilities. Visitation is suspended in Southwell Facilities until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, staff and community. Please see the guidelines for special exceptions. Please click on the link below.
Southwell has also limited public access to our Patient Financial Services and Medical Records offices. Services through these offices will still be conducted, primarily online or over the phone. More information about this can be found here.
All classes and events are temporarily suspended
All support groups, education classes and events are cancelled, effective Friday, March 13, 2020. If you have questions about a specific group or class, please contact the event organizer.
How is Tift Regional Health System/Southwell prepared for the Coronavirus?
As your healthcare provider, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors.
As your local healthcare system, Southwell/Tift Regional Health System remains committed to caring for the health of our community. We continue to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 virus daily.
Tift Regional Health System/Southwell will disseminate updates as needed.
How can area employers prepare for COVID-19?
Southwell recommends these resources to local employers during the COVID-19 crisis:
More information on Coronavirus