New COVID-19 vending machines in Rockdale, Newton counties

The Department of Public Health has placed two new COVID-19 testing vending machines in Rockdale and Newton counties.

The kiosks are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are located at:

- Rockdale Health Center, 985 Taylor St. SW in Conyers

- Newton County Health Center, 8203 Hazelbrand Road in Covington

Users are required to fill out a registration form after which the kiosk will dispense a test kit with a nasal swab and collection instructions. Users will collect the specimen and place it back in the kiosk for testing.

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DPH officials said tests are picked up daily and sent to an accredited lab for PCR testing. Individuals will receive a notification of their test results by email or text typically within 48 hours after collection.

There is no out-of-pocket cost for the DPH test, but those with insurance will be billed for the test.

Though not necessary, residents can pre-register for testing at the kiosk at

To see a map of kiosk locations and watch a video about using them, visit

Credit: The Citizens

Credit: The Citizens


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