Georgia expands COVID-19 testing sites, 66 now open

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Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced there are currently 66 active COVID-19 specimen collection sites across Georgia. The state added 19 sites in the past eleven days, including one-day-only sites, with plans to open additional sites in the coming days.

“I want to thank Dr. Toomey and her team at the Georgia Department of Public Health for their tireless work as we continue to drastically ramp up testing in Georgia,” said Gov. Kemp. “Expanded testing remains one of our top priorities to continue the process of safely reopening our state. I am calling on all Georgians who are experiencing symptoms or who fear that they have been exposed to COVID-19 to contact their medical provider or local public health officials to schedule an appointment for testing.”

“Expanding our testing sites is critical to testing more broadly throughout the state,” saidDPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey. “This testing will serve as the entry point to contact tracing, which will help stop continued spread of COVID-19.”

The AU Health ExpressCare app is free, user-friendly, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to screen for COVID-19 symptoms. Georgians can access the app by visiting augustahealth.org, downloading AU Health ExpressCare on their smartphone, or calling (706) 721-1852.

The following facilities have opened to conduct testing since April 24, 2020:

 District 1-1 Northwest Health District (Rome):

Chattooga County Health Department

60 Farrar Drive, Summerville, GA 30747

Tuesday only 9 AM-4 PM

 District 1-2 North Georgia Health District (Dalton):

Blue Ridge United Methodist Church

235 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Tuesday only 9 AM-11 AM

 To receive a test at one of these facilities, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

District 1-1 Northwest Health District (Rome): (706) 802-5329, (706) 802-5885, (706) 802-5886, (706) 802-5888

 

 District 1-2 North Georgia Health District (Dalton): 1 (888) 881-1474

District 2 North Health District (Gainesville):

Franklin County Health Department

6955 GA-145, Carnesville, GA 30521

Tuesday and Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM

To receive a test at this facility, please contact the North Health District (Gainesville) office at (770) 535-5743, one of the local health departments, or your medical provider for a referral.

District 3-2 Fulton County Health District:

North Fulton Health Center

4700 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM-5 PM, Saturday 9 AM-12 PM

To receive a test at this facility, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

District 3-2 Fulton County Health District: (404) 613-8150

[District 4 LaGrange Health District:

Upson County Civic Center

101 Civic Center Drive, Thomaston, GA 30286

Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM-5 PM

To receive a test at this facility, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

District 4 LaGrange Health District: 1 (800) 847-4262

[District 5-1 South Central Health District (Dublin):

Mobile SPOCs

Treutlen, Bleckley, and Montgomery County Health Departments

9 AM-1 PM. For more information, contact the District 5-1 South Central Health District (Dublin) at (478) 275-6570.

 District 5-2 North Central Health District (Macon):

Twiggs County Health Department

26 N Main St., Jeffersonville, GA 31044

Tuesdays only 9 AM-4 PM

Baldwin County Health Department

953 Barrows Ferry Road NE, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Mondays and Friday, 9 AM-4 PM

To receive a test at one of these facilities, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

District 5-1 South Central Health District (Dublin): (478) 275-6570

District 5-2 North Central Health District (Macon): 1 (844) 987-0099

District 6 East Central Health District (Augusta):

Jefferson County High School

1157 Warrior Trail, Lousiville, GA 30434

Monday thru Saturday 9 AM-12 PM

To receive a test at this facility, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

District 6 East Central Health District (Augusta) : (706) 721-5800 (ask for testing)

District 8-1 South Health District (Valdosta):

Ben Hill County Health Department

251 Appomattox Road, Fitzgerald, GA 31750

Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM, Saturday 9 AM-12 PM

Berrien County Health Department

600-A South Jefferson St., Nashville, GA 31639

Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM

Brooks County Health Department

500 East Courtland Ave., Quitman, GA 31643

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM

Irwin County Health Department

407 West Fourth St., Ocilla, GA 31774

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM

Lanier County Health Department

53 West Murrell St., Lakeland, GA 31635

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM

To receive a test at one of these facilities, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

 

District 8-1 South Health District (Valdosta):

Call Center: 1 (844) 955-1499

Ben Hill County: (229) 426-5288

Berrien County: (229) 686-5411

Brooks County: (229) 263-7585

Cook County: (229) 896-3030

Echols County: (229) 559-5103

Irwin County: (229) 238-9540

Lanier County: (229) 482-3294

Lowndes County: (229) 333-5257

Tift County: (229) 386-8373

Turner County: (229) 238-9595

District 9-2 Southeast Health District (Waycross):

Pop-up SPOCs-Appling & Evans

Appling and Evans County Health Departments

1 PM-5 PM. For more information, contact the District 9-2 Southeast Health District (Waycross) at 1 (855) 473-4374.

Pop-up SPOCs-Brantley & Toombs

Brantley and Toombs County Health Departments

1 PM-5 PM. For more information, contact the District 9-2 Southeast Health District (Waycross) at 1 (855) 473-4374.

To receive a test at one of these facilities, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

District 9-2 Southeast Health District (Waycross): 1 (855) 473-4374

District 10 Northeast Health District (Athens):

Mobile SPOC (Jackson County)

Jackson Co. Comprehensive High School, 1668 Winder Highway, Jefferson GA 30549 Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM, Saturday 9 AM-12 PM

To receive a test at this facility, please contact your medical provider or local public health officials for a referral:

District 10 Northeast Health District (Athens): (706) 340-0996

To view the complete list of active testing sites in Georgia and for more information on hours of operation and scheduling an appointment, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website here.

 

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