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Vaccine Approval

The FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech, for individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine continues under EUA for individuals 12 - 15 years of age and for a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. 

COVID-19 Testing in Georgia

COVID-19 Testing in Georgia

Testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not.

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What Does My Test Mean?

Even with a negative test result, continue to practice standard safety protocol.

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How Does COVID-19 Testing Work?

There are two different types of tests for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. 

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After You Are Tested

You should isolate yourself while you wait for test results. If you have a sample taken at one of these locations, it is essential to remain at home and away from other family members as much as possible to prevent the possible spread of disease.

Find a Testing Location

  • Commercial Testing Sites is provided and maintained by Castlight: COVID-19 Resource Center. These are private testing sites and are not endorsed, vetted, or managed by DPH. Individual test providers can set their own testing fee. Ask about the cost, availability, and requirements for testing when you call for an appointment.

 

  • DPH/Mako Test Sites is a partnership between DPH and Mako Medical to offer free COVID-19 testing events across Georgia.

Public Health Testing Contacts

Contact Phone Testing Locations and Hours
DISTRICT 1-1 / ROME / Northwest Georgia Health District
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Find local testing locations and hourshttps://nwgapublichealth.org/

Counties served: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, Walker

 

 

DISTRICT 1-2 / DALTON / North Georgia Health District

Find local testing locations and hourshttps://www.nghd.org/

Counties served: Cherokee, Whitfield
 

 

DISTRICT 10 / ATHENS / Northeast Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hourshttps://publichealthathens.com/wp/programs/infectious-disease/coronavirus-covid-19-information/covid-19-nurse-screening-hotline/

Counties served: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton

DISTRICT 2 / GAINESVILLE / North Health District
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White County HD:

Find local testing locations and hourshttp://phdistrict2.org/

Counties served: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White

DISTRICT 3-1 / MARIETTA / Cobb/Douglas Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hourshttp://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/services/epidemiology-infectious-disease/novelcoronavirus/

Counties served: Cobb, Douglas

DISTRICT 3-2 /ATLANTA / Fulton County Board of Health
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Find local testing locations and hourshttp://fultoncountyboh.org/boh/

Counties served: Fulton

DISTRICT 3-3 / JONESBORO / Clayton County Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hourshttps://www.claytoncountypublichealth.org/

Counties served: Clayton

DISTRICT 3-4 / LAWRENCEVILLE / East Metro Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hourshttps://www.gnrhealth.com/covid-19-info/

Counties served: Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale

DISTRICT 3-5 / DECATUR / DeKalb Health District
Primary:
(404) 294-3700, ext. Option 1

Find local testing locations and hours: https://www.dekalbhealth.net/

Counties served: DeKalb

DISTRICT 4 / LAGRANGE / District 4 Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hours: https://www.district4health.org

Counties served: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, Upson

DISTRICT 5-1 / DUBLIN / South Central Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hourshttp://southcentralhealth.info/

Counties served: Bleckley, Dodge, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler, Wilcox

DISTRICT 5-2 / MACON / North Central Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hourshttps://northcentralhealthdistrict.org/coronavirus

Counties served: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, Wilkinson

DISTRICT 6 / AUGUSTA / East Central Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hourshttps://ecphd.com

Counties served: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes

DISTRICT 7 / COLUMBUS / West Central Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hours: https://westcentralhealthdistrict.com/covid-19/

Counties served: Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Muscogee, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Webster

DISTRICT 8-1 / VALDOSTA / South Health District
Call Center:
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Berrien County:
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Cook County:
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Irwin County:
Lanier County:
Lowndes County:
Tift County:
Turner County:

Find local testing locations and hours: https://covid19.southhealthdistrict.com/

Counties served: Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, Turner

DISTRICT 8-2 / ALBANY / Southwest Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hours: http://www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org/

Counties served: Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Dougherty, Decatur, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Worth

DISTRICT 9-1 / SAVANNAH/ BRUNSWICK / Coastal Health District
Primary:

Find local testing locations and hours: https://covid19.gachd.org/covid-19-screening-and-testing-through-your-local-health-department/

Counties served: Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh

DISTRICT 9-2 / WAYCROSS / Southeast Health District
Primary:
1-855-4(SEHDPH) (+1 855-473-4374)

Find local testing locations and hourshttps://www.sehdph.org/covid-19/where-and-when-can-i-receive-free-covid-19-testing/

Counties served: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bulloch, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Evans, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware, Wayne

If you're sick or exposed to COVID-19

Identify Your Contacts

Each confirmed case of COVID-19 will work with trained DPH staff to identify everyone they've been in contact with to prevent additional spread of the disease. 

Isolate if Sick

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 infection, you must follow home isolation protocol. If you have questions please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584)

Quarantine if Exposed

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, monitor your health for 14 days from your last possible exposure and quarantine at home.