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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – With more testing kits available, Coastal Health District officials want more people to get tested for COVID-19 for free.
Mobile testing sites are now in operation and residents can also get tested at “fixed” sites in Bryan, Chatham and Glynn counties.
News 3 recently spoke with Tammi Brown, the Chatham County Nurse Manager for the Coastal Health District, who says they’re hoping the increase in tests will tell them more about how the virus is spreading in the Coastal Empire.
“I think we’re just learning more about what it does and different people are experiencing different things,” said Brown.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported new symptoms of COVID-19, including headache, muscle pain and sore throat.
Coastal Health District officials say that’s why it’s extremely important for people to get tested and continue to protect themselves.
“We are still in the midst of a pandemic and we don’t want people to get complacent,” said Brown. “We want people to still be vigilant, do social distancing, still wear a mask if you’re out in public. We just don’t want everyone to lose sight of that fact even though we are slowly reopening.”
If you have any of these symptoms, call the Coastal Health District’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-through testing
sites. Appointments are available every weekday and on Saturday mornings.
Mobile testing unit:
- Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McIntosh County Health Department (1335 Highway 57 in Townsend)
- Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shuman Gym parking lot at James Brown Park (800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville)
- Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smiley Elementary School parking lot (1530 Georgia Highway 57 in Ludowici)
- Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Effingham County Library parking lot (810 Georgia Highway 119 in Springfield)
Coastal Health District’s direct patient lines are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Residents can call the following numbers to be screened for the virus and referred if needed:
- Bryan County: 912-756-2611 (Richmond Hill)
- Bryan County: 912-653-4331 (Pembroke)
- Camden County: 912-882-8515 ext. 215
- Chatham County: 912-356-2441
- Effingham County: 912-754-6484
- Glynn County: 912-264-3961 – Opt. 5
- Liberty County: 912-876-2173
- Long County: 912-545-2107
- McIntosh County: 912-832-5473
The Southeast Health District serves a number of counties including Appling, Bacon, Bulloch, Candler, Coffee, Evans, Jeff Davis, Tattnall, Toombs and Wayne counties. Residents should call 1-855-473-4374 for assistance.