Testing Available for All Georgians, With or Without Symptoms
Testing is now available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not.
Individuals wanting to be tested can contact any Georgia public health department to schedule an appointment at a SPOC location convenient to them.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days last week. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal two weeks ago.
“This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” said Toomey. “Increased testing is critical to understanding where there are hotspots of infection and how best to mitigate them.”
An appointment is still required at testing sites operated by the Northeast Health District.
In Athens-Clarke County, there are several ways to get tested for COVID-19 currently:If you have a primary care provider,
you can call your doctor, who can either perform the test or refer you for testing.If you do not have a primary care provider
Northeast Health District’s Nurse Line - 706-340-0996
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m.,
Saturdays - 8:00 a.m.to 5:00
Local urgent care center or federally qualified health center
Athens Free Clinic Mobile Unit - 706-308-4092
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For residents without transportation or who have barriers to care