How to get tested:
There are several ways to access COVID-19 testing in the Athens area:
- Call your primary care doctor who may be able to test or refer to testing
- Call the Northeast Health District hotline to be screened for testing at a drive-through location
- Call the Athens Free Clinic hotline if you do not have transportation or have other barriers to testing
- Call a local urgent care or federally qualified health center to ask about testing
The Northeast Health District is operating two drive-through test sites at locations within the 10 county area.
Call the Northeast Health District’s hotline for testing:
Call answered Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Athens Free Clinic has partnered with Georgia Department of Health to provide mobile COVID-19 testing. Individuals interested in testing do not need to be current patients of Athens Free Clinic.
The Athens Free Clinic has provided mobile primary care services to medically underserved individuals since 2018. It operates under the Georgia Volunteer Health Provider Program as a Free and Charitable Clinic with membership in the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. They do not charge for provider services. All referrals are based on patient preference and reasonable access to other free and low cost services.
If you do not have transportation or have other barriers to care,
call the Athens Free Clinic mobile unit:
Calls answered Monday - Friday
8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This fully mobile clinic provides door-to-door testing and pop-up neighborhood testing based on risk and need.
For full primary care services, patients should be prepared to fill out a comprehensive health history, financial eligibility forms, demographic information, and the multidisciplinary survey in English or Spanish. Primary care is currently offered through telemedicine. You do not have to be a patient of Athens Free Clinic to access mobile COVID-19 testing. See hotline information below.