Monday, April 27, 2020

Coastal Health District announces free COVID-19 testing

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM

The Coastal Health District announced today free testing for COVID-19 is available thanks to an increased capacity for testing.

Anyone with symptoms qualifies for a test and can call the CHD's COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 912-230-9744 to schedule a free appointment for testing. The center takes calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You must have an appointment for testing at one of the public health drive-thru testing sites.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

"It takes about 5 minutes to swab your nose for a test, and in a few days, you'll have your answer," says Ginger Heidel, risk communicator for the CHD. 

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