Atlanta, Ga. – (CW69 News at 10) 

Press Release:

Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced there are currently sixty-six active COVID-19 specimen collection sites across Georgia. The state added nineteen 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 Governor 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,” said DPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, MD, MPH. “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 twenty-four 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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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