COVID-19 Testing Now Open to Those with Symptoms–No Doctor Referral Required
Due to the increased availability of testing supplies, COVID-19 testing is now open to those with symptoms at Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale County Health Departments's drive-thru COVID-19 Specimen Collection sites! A doctor's referral is no longer required, though you MUST have a scheduled appointment–this ensures enough test kits are available. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday, call 770-513-5631.
As this situation continues to evolve, we encourage you to carefully monitor the CDC, Georgia Department of Public Health, and the county health offices. The State of Georgia also has a new COVID-19 hotline (see below). If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Contact COVID-19 Hotline: 844.442.2681
Other Important Numbers to Know:
Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department*: (770) 339-4260
GNRC 24/7 On-Call Epidemiologist: (404) 323-1910
State Public Health Department 24/7 Line: (866) 782-4584
*The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department is the lead response agency for our area.