COVID-19 testing

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COVID-19 testing

Due to the Summer heat, and for the safety of both patients and staff, North Central Health District’s (NCHD) COVID-19 testing sites, called specimen points of collection (SPOC), will have updated hours beginning Monday, July 20.

Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to noon. SPOCs operate on the following weekday schedule:

NCHD SPOC Weekday Schedule

Beginning Saturday, July 18, SPOCs will implement a rotating weekend schedule. Sites open on their assigned weekends will operate Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, and Sundays by appointment only. The sites will rotate operations according to the following schedule:

NCHD SPOC Weekend Schedule

In addition to the SPOC updates, NCHD is changing the hours for the district’s COVID-19 Testing Line, 1-844-987-0099. Effective Monday, July 13, the hotline will operate Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Anyone in need of COVID-19 testing through NCHD must call this number to schedule an appointment.

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to dramatically increase across Georgia, it is important for every citizen to take steps to protect themselves and others from the spread COVID-19 in every community:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the inside of your elbow to cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces.
  • When out in public, keep 6 feet between yourself and other, and avoid crowds.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in places where maintaining a six-foot distance from others is difficult or impossible.

For more information about COVID-19, including cases numbers, testing information and guidance, visit, or use the Georgia COVID-19 Hotline by calling 844-442-2681.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 29, 2020
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Jul 29, 2020

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