Non Discrimination Policy

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

SGMC provides equal employment and patient opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, marital status, religion, disability, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry.

Section 504 Coordinator
Johnny Ball, Coordinator
229-259-4022

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

South Georgia Medical Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  South Georgia Medical Center does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

South Georgia Medical Center:
  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
Qualified sign language interpreters
Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
Qualified interpreters
Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact Johnny Ball, Section 1557 Coordinator.

If you believe that South Georgia Medical Center has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Johnny Ball, Section 1557 Coordinator, Attn: Communications/Public Affairs Administration Office, South Georgia Medical Center, 2501 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA 31601, Office: 229-259-4022, TTY: 1-800-255-0056, Fax: 1-229-245-2157, Email: johnny.ball@sgmc.org

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Johnny Ball, Section 1557 Coordinator is available to help you. 

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, D.C. 20201, 1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD), Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.