Virtual Screening via AU Health Express Care App
Georgians can use the Augusta University's COVID-19 telemedicine app tool from their home to receive a virtual screening from a healthcare provider trained to screen for COVID-19.
If the result is a positive screening, staff will contact the patient to schedule a test at one of Georgia's designated testing locations.
Screening and testing are available at no cost.
The AU Health ExpressCare app is free, user-friendly, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Georgians can access the app by visiting augustahealth.org, downloading AU Health ExpressCare on their smartphone, or calling 706-721-1852.
If you begin to display symptoms consistent with COVID-19 - day or night - you can log onto AU Health ExpressCare or call to get screened by a clinician.
If you meet criteria for testing, staff will contact you to schedule a test at one of the state’s designated testing locations. Your healthcare information will be securely transmitted to your designated testing site.
Once you arrive for your appointment, you will provide a specimen for testing. In roughly 72 hours, you will be able to access your test results via a secure patient portal, and a medical provider will contact you directly if you are positive.
Asymptomatic individuals who are first responders, law enforcement, healthcare workers, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities should call the local health department nurse line at 706-340-0996 (Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. / Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to arrange for a COVID-19 test.