Covid-19 Testing

Type of Test

2 common tests are PCR tests (molecular/viral tests) and Rapid Antigen tests. In a nutshell, PCR tests actually detect if the virus is present or not by matching up its genetic code. Antigen tests can find parts (or fragments) that came from the virus, like the distinct spike proteins it has on its surface.

Targetvirus genetic makeup (RNA)parts of the virus (proteins)
Timehours – daysminutes – hours
Sensitivity*very highslightly lower
Specificity*very highhigh
*Comparing the tests relative to each other.

Testing Site & Registration

Click ‘REGISTER NOW’ for a specific location to register for a test at that site. Testing at these sites is free.

COVID Testing CountyCOVID Testing Site Name & AddressCOVID Testing DaysCOVID Testing TimesRegistration Status
BaldwinBaldwin County SPOC 800 N Glynn St, Milledeville, GA 31061M+F8-12Register now
BartowLakepoint Sports Complex 261 Stars Way, Emerson, GA 30121T+TH10-7Register now
Bibb – starts 9/24 Bibb County SPOC 1600 Forsyth St., Macon, GA, 31201M+F8:30-4:30Register now
BullochDowntown Statesboo in the parking lot located on the East Side of Railroad Street between Hill St and Courtland St. White drive thru tent.M-F + Last SaturdayM-F 8-3 and Last Sat 8:30-12:30Register now
Camden Camden County Health Department  905 Dilworth St., St. Mary’s, GA 31558T+TH 9-12Register now
CatoosaThe Colonnade 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, GA 30736M+W10-7Register now
ChathamSavannah Civic Center 301 W Oglethorpe Ave Savannah, GA 31401   West Chatham SPOC 210 Technology Circle, Savannah, GA, 31407M-S     M-S  M-F 8:30-3:30 Sat 8:30-11:30   M-F 7-3 Sat 8:30-11:30Register now     Register now
CherokeeCherokee County SPOC 271 Marietta Rd Canton, GA 30114M-F8-3Register now
Clarke Athens-Clarke County SPOC- 3500 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606M-SatM 8:30-4:30 T-F 8:30-6:30 Sat 8-12Register now
ClaytonRock Springs Baptist Church- 5900 Reynolds Road, Morrow, GA 30260M-F8-4Register now
CobbChuck Camp Park 2270 Benson Poole Rd Marietta, GA 30060M-SatM-F 8-5 Sat 8-12Register now
CoffeeCoffee Regional Medical Center- 1101 Ocilla Rd., Douglas, GA 31533M-F + 1st SaturdayM-F 8-3 1st Sat 8:30-12:30Register now
ColquittGladys Espy School Complex- 1800 Park Ave SE, Moultrie, GA 31768 M-Sun9-12 Starting 9/6 9-1Register now
Coweta CLOSED 9/27+10/59/13-10/11 Testing to be held at Asa M. Powell Senior Expo Center 197 Temple Avenue, Coweta, GA 30263M,T,TH,F  9-2  Register now
DodgeFaith in Action Baptist Church 1046 College St, Eastman, GA 31023T+Th9-2Register now
DouglasArbor Place Mall Sears 6580 Douglas blvd Douglas, GA 30135T+TH+SatT+Th 8-3   Sat 9-12Register now
EffinghamEffingham Hospital 459 HWY 199 S, Springfield GA, 31329M,T,TH,F8:30-3:30Register now
FanninThe Farmers Market 811 Summit St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513Th8-3Register now
Fayette Fayette County Health Dept 140 Stonewall Ave Fayetteville, GA 30214M+T+F9-3Register now
ForsythCentral Park Recreation Complex 2300 Keith Bridge Rd., Cumming GA, 30040M-F8:30-4:30Register now
FranklinFranklin County Health Department  6695 GA 145 South, Carnesville, GA 30521 M,W,Th 8:30-4:30Register now
Fulton County (North) SPOC North- 4350 North Point Pkwy Alpharetta, GA 30022M-SatM-F 10:30-6:30 Sat 8:30-12Register now
Fulton County (South) SPOC South 4951 Camp Dr. Atlanta, GA 30349M-SatM-F 8:30-4 Sat 8:30-12Register now
Fulton County (Central)SPOC Central 265 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312M-SatM-F 8:30-4 SAT 8:30-12Register now
GilmerGilmer County Parks and Recreation  1561 S Main ST, Ellijay, GA 30540MWF8-2Register now
Glynn Southeast Georgia Physician Associates 3011 Kemble Ave., Brunswick, GA 31520M-Sat 8-6Register now
GwinnettGwinnett Place Mall 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096M-SM-F 8-5 Saturday 8-12Register now
HallSherwood Plaza 601 S Enota Dr NE Gainesville, GA 30501M-F8:30-4:30Register now
HenryRedhawk Baseball Complex 143 Henry Pkwy McDonough, GA 30253M-F9-3Register now
HoustonHouston County Health Department 98 Cohen Walker Dr., Warner Robins, Ga, 31088T+Th8-2Register now
Jasper – starts 9/23Jasper County Health Dept. 825 Eatonton St., Monticello, GA, 31604T+Th8-4:30Register now
LaurensDublin Church of the Nazarene 312 Telfair Street, Dublin, GA 31021M-F9-2Register now
LibertyJames Brown Park 800 Tupelo Trail, Hinesville, GA, 31313M-F8:30-1:30Register now
Lowndes Lowndes County Health Department 206 S Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601M+T9-3Register now
LumpkinLumpkin County Health Department  60 Mechanicsville Rd., Dahlonega, GA 30533M,W,TH8:30-4:30Register now
MItchell Starts 9/22Mitchell County First Baptist Church 27 E. Broad St., Camilla, GA, 31730Wednesday9-3Register now
MurrayMurray County Recreation Dept. 651 Hyden Tyler Rd., Chatsworth, GA, 30705Monday8-3Register now
MuscogeeMuscogee County Columbus SPOC- 5601 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31904M-F9-1Register now
PickensMount Zion Church 1036 N Main St., Jasper, GA, 30143Tu8-3Register now
Rockdale Springfield Baptist Church Conyeyrs  1877 Iris Dr., Conyers, GA 30013Tu-Fri + every other Sat9-5Register now
Sumter Phoebe Sumter Medical Center 901 Adderton St., Americus, GA, 31719M-F9-4Register now
TiftTift County Health Department 305 E 12th St., Tifton, GA 31794W+TH 9-3Register now
ThomasDeep South Fair 2057 GA Hwy 122 Thomasville, GA 31757 Starting 9/23 St. Luke CME Church 305 Chatham Dr. Thomasville, GA 31757M-F9-12Register now
WhitfieldEdwards Park SPOC- 115 Edwards Park Entrance, Dalton, GA 30720M-F8-3Register now


  • RT-PCR stands for reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, a long lab process that copies some sample of genetic code and looks for a complementary match in that code.
  • RNA stands for ribonucleic acid, the fundamental code that makes coronavirus. (Similarly, DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, and fundamentally makes us.)
  • SARS‑CoV‑2 stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – the name of this disease that has caused a pandemic.
  • Ig stands for immunoglobulin, which are antibodies that humans make in response to pathogens. There are many types.
  • ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme, which is a technical point of entry for the coronavirus in human cells.
  • Sensitivity and specificity can be easy to mix up. In the most general terms, sensitivity is getting a positive result in a person that really is infected with the virus. Specificity is getting a negative result in someone who does not have the virus. A good test will do both. No test is perfect, but a RT-PCR/molecular test is considered to be more accurate than an antigen test. (Antibody tests, on the other hand, are not as useful for diagnosing COVID since they only test for a past exposure to coronavirus.)

updated 9/21/21

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