Free COVID-19 Testing Through Public Health

Chatham, Glynn, Camden, Effingham, and Liberty Counties

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Who is eligible for free COVID-19 Testing?

Anyone who would like to be tested for COVID-19 can get free testing through the Coastal Health District in Chatham, Glynn, and Camden Counties. Even individuals who do not have symptoms can be tested.


When should I be tested?

If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, there is a specific time frame that is ideal for testing. Click here for more information about when to be tested for COVID-19.


Where can I be tested?

There are six locations offering testing through public health in the Coastal Health District. Please view the schedule below for details.


How can I be tested?
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Pre-registration is strongly recommended for testing at one of our three public health testing sites. You do NOT need an appointment for testing, but pre-registration will ensure faster service at the testing site. Please view the schedule below for details and pre-registration information for each site.


How can I get my test results?

After pre-registration, you’ll receive a booking confirmation with a link to the test results portal. This is the easiest and fastest way to get your test results. Sign up for an account at https://mako.luminatehealth.com/ using the same name and date-of-birth you used for registration. You’ll receive an email when your test results are ready, and you can log in to view the results. See an instructional video below:


Two locations for testing in Savannah/Chatham County:

Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
  • You do not need an appointment for testing at the Civic Center, but pre-registration is strongly recommended. For faster service at the site, please pre-register and complete the registration forms online.
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Pre-register for testing at the Civic Center

West Chatham Testing Site @ GA Tech Savannah Campus, 210 Technology Circle, Savannah
  • You do not need an appointment for testing at the West Chatham site, but pre-registration is strongly recommended. For faster service at the site, please pre-register and complete the registration forms online.
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturdays in December (except Dec. 25): 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Closed Sundays

Pre-register for testing at the West Chatham Site


Testing in Brunswick/Glynn County:

Kemble Ave., parking lot across from the Emergency Care Center of Southeast Georgia Health System
  • You do not need an appointment for testing, but pre-registration is strongly recommended. For faster service at the site, please pre-register and complete the registration forms online.
  • Site may close early because of excessive heat/extreme weather.
  • Monday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays

Pre-register for testing in Brunswick/Glynn County


Testing in St. Marys/Camden County:

Health Department, 905 Dilworth Street
  • You do not need an appointment for testing at the Camden County Health Department, but pre-registration is strongly recommended. For faster service at the site, please pre-register and complete the registration forms online.
  • Site may close early because of excessive heat/extreme weather.
  • Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pre-register for testing at the Camden County Health Department


Testing in Springfield/Effingham County:

459 Highway 119 South, across from the west entrance to the hospital.

Enter the hospital campus off First Street to access the testing site.

  • You do not need an appointment for testing, but pre-registration is strongly recommended. For faster service at the site, please pre-register and complete the registration forms online.
  • Site may close early because of excessive heat/extreme weather.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pre-register for testing in Springfield/Effingham County


Testing in Hinesville/Liberty County:

800 Tupelo Trail at James Brown Park
  • You do not need an appointment for testing, but pre-registration is strongly recommended. For faster service at the site, please pre-register and complete the registration forms online.
  • Site may close early because of excessive heat/extreme weather.
  • Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pre-register for testing in Hinesville/Liberty County


For Scheduling Assistance

If you need assistance scheduling a COVID-19 test through public health, our COVID-19 Testing Call Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Call the COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 1-912-230-9744.


Frequently Asked Questions about Testing at Public Health Sites:

Do I have an actual appointment?

  • No. Once you are pre-registered, you can go to the testing site any time it is open for your test. Just bring your booking ID with you, or take a screen shot of your QR code when you pre-register. Pre-registration is preferred but not required.

Will I have to pay for the test?

  • No. You will not have to pay for a COVID-19 test through the health department. If you have health insurance, we will bill your insurance policy, but you will not receive a bill.

How is the test administered? Is it a deep swab? Self swab?

  • The health professionals on site will collect the specimen for you, but it is not a deep nasal cavity swab. The swab only goes into the middle portion of your nostrils.

When will I get my results?

  • This depends on demand at the laboratory, but you will usually receive results in approximately 48 hours.

Other Testing Options (pricing, availability, requirements may vary)

Many urgent care centers, health clinics, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing.

Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care
https://www.cvcphc.net/
912-527-1000

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care
https://jclewishealth.org/
912-495-8887

Free Testing at Retail Pharmacies

Walgreens102 S 1st StJesupWayne CountyGA31545
Walgreens602 Peterson Ave SDouglasCoffee CountyGA31533
Walgreens700 E De Renne AveSavannahChatham CountyGA31405
Walgreens2270 Us Highway 17Richmond HillBryan CountyGA31324
Walgreens125 Johnny Mercer BlvdSavannahChatham CountyGA31410
Walgreens4600 Habersham StreetSavannahChatham CountyGA31405
Walgreens4210 Augusta RdGarden CityChatham CountyGA31408
Walgreens101 Torras DrBrunswickGlynn CountyGA31520
Walgreens3537 Us Highway 84BlackshearPierce CountyGA31516
Walgreens4575 Altama AveBrunswickGlynn CountyGA31520
Walgreens5701 Ogeechee RdSavannahChatham CountyGA31405
Walgreens402 S Veterans BlvdGlennvilleTattnall CountyGA30427
Walgreens2060 Ga Highway 40 EKingslandCamden CountyGA31548
Walgreens409 S Columbia AveRinconEffingham CountyGA31326
Walgreens2 West Main StreetClaxtonEvans CountyGA30417
Walgreens11509 Abercorn StSavannahChatham CountyGA31419
Walgreens1740 Memorial DrWaycrossWare CountyGA31501

Visit the website of the Georgia Department of Public Health for additional testing locations:

COVID Testing Location Finder


For Healthcare Providers

If you are a healthcare provider, you may use a commercial lab or request a test through the Department of Public Health. For public health testing, your patient may schedule an appointment online (or pre-register for Chatham County) following the instructions above, or call 1-912-230-9744 with questions.