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COVID-19

Augusta University Health is offering drive-through and walk-in clinics for rapid COVID-19 testing. We currently offer nasal swab testing. To schedule your appointment, call our COVID-19 hotline.

Testing Hotline: 706-721-1852

  • COVID-19

telephone icon Call the AU Health hotline at 706-721-1852 to schedule a test.

If you have questions about your COVID-19 symptoms or need follow up care, consider utilizing the AU Health Virtual Care app or website. Simply log in and begin a visit with an emergency provider.

telephone icon Call the AU Health hotline at 706-721-1852 to schedule a test.

If you have questions about your COVID-19 symptoms or need follow up care, consider utilizing the AU Health Virtual Care app or website. Simply log in and begin a visit with an emergency provider.

Updated mask and family presence guidelines

As conditions continue to change with a rise in COVID cases in our facilities, AU Health is continuing to adjust to the situation.  In addition to recently reinstating the masking guidelines, we are reinstituting modified family presence, starting at 7am on Wednesday, July 28.

Highlights of these changes include:

  • One support person/designated caregiver for adult and pediatric patients for all settings (including periop, ED and clinics); support person may switch out with another support person;
  • To ensure physical distancing and to limit exposure, individuals may not wait or congregate in public lobbies or in waiting areas on units;
  • Children under age 18 may not enter the hospital unless they are the patient;
  • For any exceptions, contact Nursing Supervisor

Should you be tested for COVID-19 if you have been exposed?

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you don’t have to be tested right away. Instead, quarantine yourself for 14 days and monitor your symptoms.

If you have questions, call the AU Health hotline at 706-721-1852.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms reported for COVID-19 are similar to influenza and have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include body aches, nausea, diarrhea, loss of taste and smell, or even the feeling of passing out.

telephone icon Call the AU Health hotline at 706-721-1852 to schedule a test.

AU Health is leading the fight against COVID-19. We are offering drive-through and walk-in clinics for rapid COVID-19 testing. We currently offer NP swab testing. To schedule your appointment, call our COVID-19 hotline 706-721-1852.

Monday through Saturday:
7 am - 11 am

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Annex II

Adult and pediatric patients are tested at this location.

  • Patients are welcomed and screened at front tent
  • Patient drives to the back of the Annex to verify identity via driver's license or another form of identification
  • Patient's vehicle is labeled with lab specimen labels under windshield wiper
  • Once in the garage bay, patient places their vehicle in park and turns engine off
  • Patient verifies name and DOB for a second time
  • Patient provides verbal consent
  • Swab test is performed
  • Specimen is collected and the test is completed
  • Results are available 24-72 hours via the VIP portal

 

What is a Nasal Pharyngeal (NP) Swab test?

This test will require a medical professional to swab the inside of your nose. The test will take approximately 20 seconds and does cause mild discomfort.

COVID-19 Testing Information Pediatric Surgical Patients

1447 Harper Street
Augusta, GA 30901

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9 am - Noon

As conditions continue to change with a rise in COVID cases in our facilities, AU Health is continuing to adjust to the situation.  In addition to recently reinstating the masking guidelines, we are reinstituting modified family presence, starting at 7am on Wednesday, July 28.

Highlights of these changes include:

  • One support person/designated caregiver for adult and pediatric patients for all settings (including periop, ED and clinics); support person may switch out with another support person;
  • To ensure physical distancing and to limit exposure, individuals may not wait or congregate in public lobbies or in waiting areas on units;
  • Children under age 18 may not enter the hospital unless they are the patient;
  • For any exceptions, contact Nursing Supervisor
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