Southeast Georgia Health System Offers Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing
Southeast Georgia Health System offers free nasal swab PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 testing at its Brunswick and Camden campuses for symptomatic and asymptomatic (no symptoms present) individuals. The PCR test detects if an individual is infected with COVID-19. Rapid testing and antigen testing are not available.
The Health System’s outpatient COVID-19 testing sites are available to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or in need of a COVID-19 test due to a recent exposure. Physician referrals are not required. Individuals experiencing serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, should visit the Emergency Care Center.
The Brunswick Campus drive-through COVID-19 testing site is located in the parking area across from the Emergency Care Center on Kemble Ave. Testing is available Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., pending available testing supplies. Appointments are not necessary.
The Camden Campus COVID-19 walk-in testing site is located at 202 Lakeshore Drive in St. Marys. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Primary Care at 912-882-6767. Testing is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
In addition, the Georgia Department of Public Health offers Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh County residents access to COVID-19 testing. More information is available by visiting the website at covid19.gachd.org or calling 912-230-5506.
The Health System continues to offer its free COVID-19 screening hotline at 912-466-7222. Operating Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., the hotline is staffed with Health System nurses and advanced practice providers.
Southeast Georgia Health System also continues to offer free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to everyone age 12 and older. J&J vaccines are available for individuals age 18 and older upon request. The schedule is as follows:
- Brunswick Campus: Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
- Camden Campus: Mondays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Individuals may schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment by visiting sghs.org/covid19-vaccine. Walk-ins are also welcome.
The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccination clinic locations are listed online at gachd.org/vaccine or call 912-230-9744.
About Southeast Georgia Health System
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health system comprised of two acute care hospitals, two long term care facilities, two comprehensive Cancer Care Centers and multiple specialty care centers, including orthopaedic and spine care, joint replacement, breast care, maternity, outpatient rehabilitation, sleep management and wound care. The Brunswick Campus Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers the only CyberKnife® M6 with MLC technology in Georgia. Additionally, the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates medical group includes more than 160 providers working in 20 different medical specialties at more than 50 locations. The Health System is part of Coastal Community Health, a regional affiliation between Baptist Health and Southeast Georgia Health System forming a highly integrated hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. For more information, visit sghs.org.