The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks put into communities across Georgia, including one found at the Henry County Public Safety Annex building found at 108 S. Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough.
The kiosk, which resembles a vending machine, offers use of COVID-19 PCR testing 24 hrs each day, seven days a week.
Emergency Management Deputy Director Kevin Manley stated he’s looking forward to the brand new 24-hour option being an additional plan to residents.
“This is really a convenient measure for individuals wanting to have a PCR test at any hour during the day,” stated Manley. “Our ongoing relationship with DPH enables us to create the most recent sources into our community to higher serve our residents.”
Following a person completes a short online registration form, the kiosk dispenses an evaluation package which includes a nasal swab, like other at-home tests, and directions on collecting the specimen. When the specimen is collected, it’s securely packaged into the package and put into the kiosk. The examples are selected up daily and delivered to a certified lab for PCR testing.
Pre-registration for testing in the kiosk isn’t needed but can be obtained at https://register.testandgo.com. Individuals might also register in the kiosk using a cell phone to scan the QR code around the front from the vending machine.
There’s no out-of-pocket cost for that tests provided via a DPH kiosk, however for individuals people with insurance, their insurance is going to be billed for that test. Oftentimes, men and women receive notification of the test results by email or text within 48 hrs of specimen collection.
A brief video about while using kiosks are available at world wide web.dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting.
COVID-19 testing is among many prevention measures—along with vaccination and booster doses, masking, and physical distancing—that safeguard you and also others by reduction of the likelihood of distributing COVID-19. To learn more about COVID vaccinations or boosters, visit world wide web.dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.
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