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Changes Coming To COVID Testing In Glynn, Camden Counties

Someone getting tested for COVID-19 at the drive-thru testing site, someone reaching into a car where a patient is, while dressed in a mask and gown and gloves.
John Raoux
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Associated Press

Changes are on the way for public health’s free COVID-19 testing program in Glynn and Camden Counties. In Brunswick, the Glynn County Health Department and Southeast Georgia Health  System are partnering to consolidate their COVID-19 testing programs. Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, public health will cease testing at the health department and will instead manage the COVID-19 testing site at the hospital. This partnership will reduce the burden on hospital  staff while continuing to ensure access to free testing in the community.

The Georgia  Department of Public Health has contracted with Mako Medical, a North Carolina-based  company, to provide testing services at the site.  

Drive-through testing in Brunswick will be available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6  p.m. on Kemble Avenue, across the street from the Emergency Care Center. Health insurance will be billed for those with insurance, but no one will be charged a fee.  

Mako Medical will also provide testing services in St. Marys each Tuesday and Thursday, from 9  a.m. – noon at the Camden County Health Department’s clinic at 905 Dilworth St.  

Appointments are not required; however, pre-registration will help the line move more quickly at the testing site. You can begin the online pre-registration process at gachd.org/covidtest. For  scheduling assistance, call the COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 1-912-230-9744 Monday through  Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

For information about other COVID-19 testing in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health