DeKalb County Health opens coronavirus testing site in Doraville

DeKalb County has added a COVID-19 testing site in Doraville. AJC file photo
DeKalb County has added a COVID-19 testing site in Doraville. AJC file photo

The DeKalb County Health Department has recently opened a testing location for COVID-19 in Doraville. The site opened Monday, June 15, in the parking lot of the former Kmart store at 5597 Buford Highway, near Interstate 285 in Doraville. Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The site doesn’t operate on weekends.

Anyone above the age of eighteen can be screened for testing, including those who are asymptomatic but suspect they have come in contact with the virus. Those under eighteen must be accompanied by a parent.

Testing is administered by healthcare professionals. FDA-approved COVID-19 tests will be administered.

Area residents will be guided through the parking lot and remain in their cars for the test. For those who arrive without a vehicle, a walk-up testing booth will be available with on-site screening.

Getting tested helps the community by providing vital data to public health agencies on how the virus is impacting your community, identifies potential hotspots, and allows you and others to feel confident at work and home while you follow public health guidelines on social distancing and related restrictions.

Testing is free and open to all who wish to be tested. Insurance isn’t required. However, registration is required at www.dekalbhealth.net or by calling (404) 294-3700 (Option 1).

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