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Wondering where to get a COVID-19 test in DeKalb County? Here are your options

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Wondering where to get a COVID-19 test in DeKalb County? Here are your options

Emily Warden, RN takes a specimen at the DeKalb County Board of Health COVID-19 testing site located in the parking lot of Rehoboth Baptist Church in Tucker, July 21, 2020. Photo by Dean Hesse.
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Update: Jan. 7, 2022. The DeKalb County Health Board has extended its testing site hours. Here’s the full announcement: 

DeKalb COVID-19 Testing Sites Extend Hours

DECATUR, Ga. – To meet continued demand for COVID-19 testing, our testing partners, LTS and Mako Medical, have extended testing site hours.

The new hours, by location, are as follows:

Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church COVID-19 Testing (provided by LTS)
1879 Glenwood Ave., SE, Atlanta
(effective January 10, 2022)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
CLOSED 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CLOSED
North DeKalb Health Center Parking Lot COVID-19 Testing (provided by Mako Medical)
3807 Clairmont Rd., NE, Chamblee
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
CLOSED 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CLOSED

Appointments and registration for COVID-19 testing are required and available online. To ensure testing resources are available for individuals who have pre-registered for testing on their scheduled date and time, pre-registrations will be verified to ensure that the appointment date matches the actual day. Individuals scheduled for a future date will be asked to return on their scheduled day. COVID-19 testing is free and open to all individuals who wish to be tested. A driver’s license or identification card is not required.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 testing, including testing sites throughout metro Atlanta and Georgia, visit dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting or call 888-357-0169.

Here is our earlier story:

Decatur, GA — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the Omicron variant has increased demand for testing, residents are once again seeking tests in DeKalb County. Decaturish has compiled an updated list of COVID-19 testing sites in the area. Currently, these sites are primarily drive-thru testing sites.

Individual test providers can set their own testing fee. Ask about the cost, availability, and requirements for testing when you call for an appointment.

From Dec. 7 to Dec. 21, DeKalb County has seen a 220% increase in cases, and Fulton County has seen a 243% increase in cases, according to the New York Times COVID dashboard.

Some drugstores such as CVS or Walgreens also offer COVID-19 testing, but have varied waiting and result times and particular qualifications for each site. A list of DeKalb area drugstores offering COVID-19 tests can be found here. Many stores also sell at-home COVID-19 antigen tests under the brand names BinaxNOW or Quickvue. You may also be able to get tested at your doctor’s office.

Here is a list of testing facilities in DeKalb County as of Dec. 30, 2021:

Avondale Pharmacy

404-600-2083

https://www.avopharmacy.com/

Walk-up

Address: 4 N Clarendon Ave, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am- 2pm, closed Sunday

Tests: PCR test results in 2 days

Agnes Scott College Testing Trailer

https://cur.tv/agnesscott

Walk-up, appointment required

Address: 184 S. Candler St., Decatur, GA 30030

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-5 p.m.

Tests: PCR test results in 1-2 days

Alpha Medical Contractors, LLC

(678) 278-9075

http://alphamedicalcontractors.com/

Drive-thru site

Address: 2799 Lawrenceville Hwy STE 111, Decatur, GA 30033

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm, closed Saturday and Sunday

Emergent Testing Decatur

https://emergenttesting.com/

(470) 467-6007

Drive-thru or walk-up

Decatur Address: 3644 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032

Stone Mountain Address: 145 E Park Place, Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

South Dekalb Mall, The Gallery at South Dekalb, Suntrust Parking Lot

https://medcura.org/

404-298-8998

Address: 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm

Quik Clinic

https://www.quikclinic.us/

(404) 946-6398

Address: 3983 Lavista Road Suite 195, Tucker, GA 30084

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Tests: Rapid testing results in 15 minutes, Non-rapid testing results in one day

Viral Solutions

https://viralsolutionsga.com/

Tests: Results within 24 hours

Locations:

Decatur
2512 N. Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 8am-3pm
Lunch break 12:30-1pm

Covington Highway
4000 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA 30032
Hours: Sunday 9am-2pm

South DeKalb
2365 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30032
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 8am-3pm
Lunch Break 12:30-1pm

Optimal Health Wellness Solutions

(678) 418-3400

Address: 2500 Park Central Blvd B4, Decatur, GA 30035

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9am-5:30pm

Tests: Rapid results in 12 minutes, non-rapid results in 1-2 days

Lifebrite Laboratories

https://lifebritelabs.com/

(678) 433-0607

Address: 9 Corporate Blvd NE, STE 150, Atlanta, GA 30329

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Tests: Non-rapid results in 1 day

Peachtree Immediate Care

https://www.peachtreemed.com/drive-thru-covid-19-testing/

(404) 292-8335

Address: 1829 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am-8pm

Tests: Rapid test results within 15 minutes, non-rapid results in 2 days, tests available for children 2+ years old

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