About



Our mission is to promote and protect the health of people in Southeast Georgia, wherever they live, work and play, uniting with individuals, families and communities to improve and enhance their quality of life.

We have over 300 employees and 16 county health departments. The dedication and dependability of our employees have helped keep this health district in front and leading the way for public health in Georgia.

Our main district office is located in Waycross, GA. Our health departments are located in the counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bulloch, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Evans, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware and Wayne.

The Southeast Health District has:

  • A nationally recognized HIV care system that provides primary care and support services to patients and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • A telehealth program that is cutting edge, linking specialty physicians to wellness clinics and health departments as well as providing access to training and state resources. The Southeast Health District manages the Georgia Department of Public Health telehealth network. The telehealth network includes over 250 end points. The network also provides telemedicine services and staff/clinician trainings and education.
  • A robust Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program with breastfeeding support and nutrition education.

For more on public health in the state of Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Our Director

Rosemarie D. Parks, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Rosemarie D. Parks has been the Southeast Health District Health Director since July 2005. A native of Ohio, Dr. Parks holds a Master of Public Health degree from Youngstown State University and a doctorate of medicine from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. She received her residency in internal medicine from St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Dr. Parks is Board Certified in internal medicine. She has a special interest in emergency preparedness and preventative medicine.