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COVID-19 Testing

Augusta University Health is partnering with the Georgia Department of Public Health to provide COVID-19 Testing to the CSRA Area. Drive-thru testing will be available Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 2 PM at the Annex II, 524 15th Street, Augusta GA 30901, beginning September 1st, 2021.
Travel Testing: Call 706-721-1852 to schedule a travel test.

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DPH COVID-19 Testing

The department of public health will be providing COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday from 8AM to 2PM, at the Annex II location at 524 15th street, Augusta GA 30901, starting September 1st. Registration can be completed at the Georgia Department of Health Website*. Results will be provided via a text message and email link to the LTS patient portal. Lab results will not be available in the AU Health VIP Patient Portal.

*Registration must be completed online via the scheduling portal, phone appointments will not be accepted.

Travel Testing: To schedule a COVID-19 test for travel, please call 706-721-1852.

DPH COVID-19 Testing

The department of public health will be providing COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday from 8AM to 2PM, at the Annex II location at 524 15th street, Augusta GA 30901, starting September 1st. Registration can be completed at the Georgia Department of Health Website*. Results will be provided via a text message and email link to the LTS patient portal. Lab results will not be available in the AU Health VIP Patient Portal.

*Registration must be completed online via the scheduling portal, phone appointments will not be accepted.

Travel Testing: To schedule a COVID-19 test for travel, please call 706-721-1852.

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.

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.

The department of public health is now offering COVID-19 drive-through services for COVID-19 testing. They currently offer NP Swab testing.  Register for your COVID-19 test on the Georgia Department of Health Website, starting September 1st.

*Registration must be completed via the scheduling portal, phone appointments will not be accepted.

Monday through Friday:
8 am - 2 pm

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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

AU Health is updating its visitation policy, we are now following guidelines for Low Rate COVID-19 in the Augusta area:

  • No support persons with patients with COVID-19 while on active precautions.
  • Families, partners in care, and guests are welcome 24 hours a day according to patient preference, no mask required (or staff PPE as required by the infection prevention plan).
  • Hand hygiene required upon entering the facility and all patient care areas.
  • No limitations on in-person gatherings/meetings. 
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