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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Changes to Coastal Health District COVID-19 Testing Program

The Coastal Health District is making several changes to its COVID-19 testing program in order to reduce long lines and wait times. Testing in Chatham County is moving to a new location, and all other counties are transitioning to an appointment-only process.

Testing in Chatham County will move to the Savannah Civic Center on Monday, July 6. Drivers will enter from Oglethorpe Avenue and queue in the Civic Center parking lot. The drive-through line will route cars into a sheltered cargo area inside the Civic Center where Health Department staff will collect specimens for testing. Drivers will then exit onto Liberty Street. The site has the capacity to test 500 people each day, and the drive-through will close when the line reaches capacity.

Civic Center Testing Site Hours:
            -Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or when line reaches capacity)
            -Alternating Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., beginning July 18th

All Other Counties, by Appointment Only:
            -Richmond Hill: Expercare Urgent Care, 60 Exchange St. Suite B7, 7 days per week by appointment.
            -Pembroke: Bryan County Health Department, 430 Ledford St., weekly on Friday morning by appointment.
            -Camden County: Camden County Health Department, 905 Dilworth Street in St. Marys, weekly on Tuesday morning by appointment.
            -Effingham County: Effingham County Health Department, 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield, weekly on Friday morning by appointment.
            -Liberty County: Connection Church parking lot (behind the Liberty County Health Department) 116 Patriot Trail in Hinesville, Weekly on Friday morning by                        appointment.
            -Long County: Long County Health Department, 584 North Macon Street in Ludowici, weekly on Tuesday morning by appointment.
              McIntosh County: McIntosh County Health Department, 1335 Georgia Hwy 57 in Townsend, weekly on Tuesday morning by appointment.

To make an appointment for COVID-19 testing in Bryan, Camden, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties, call 912-230-9744.

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