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Posted on: April 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] New Call Center Established for COVID-19 Testing in the Coastal Health District

The Coastal Health District has established a new call center at 1-912-230-9744 to screen individuals for COVID-19 testing. The center will take calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This is part of a statewide expansion of COVID-19 testing by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The following people can request testing through the COVID-19 Call Center:

  • Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • These individuals without symptoms - healthcare workers, emergency responders, critical infrastructure workers, and people living or working in group settings like longterm care facilities.

If you meet the criteria for testing, you will be given an appointment for one of our drive-through specimen collection sites. All screening must be done over the phone – do not visit a health department clinic in person for screening. There is no cost for the test.

If you want to be tested for COVID-19 through the health department, start the process by calling 1-912-230-9744 if you live in one of the 8 counties of the Coastal Health District – Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties. Visit our website at for a list of call centers in other Georgia counties.

Doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, and hospitals will also continue to provide testing for COVID-19 and may continue to refer patients to public health for specimen collection.

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