Patients can see if they qualify by calling their healthcare provider, a federally-qualified healthcare center or the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Call Center at 770-514-2300.
Once on the phone, it will be determined if a patient needs a test and and he or she will be scheduled to visit a drive-through site. They will also be given a pre-approval number they will present upon arrival. The health department said people fitting these additional classifications will be prioritized for testing:
•adults age 60 and older;
•caregiver for a person age 60 and older;
•caregiver for a person with a compromised immune system;
•first responder who is critical to the response to the pandemic;
•a patient with serious chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease; and
•a person who lives or works in places such as dormitories, homeless shelters or long-term care facilities like nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
For more information about the pandemic, call the Georgia COVID-19 hotline at (844) 442-2681.