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, August 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 Ave., 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. – 12 p.m. at the Camden County Health Department’s clinic at 905 Dilworth Street.
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 opportunities in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website at dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting.