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COVID Testing Information

Students, 

See below for the COVID testing options for students through the student health centers on both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses.

These testing options are available to enrolled students with COVID symptoms who have paid the semester health fee AND who have had their COVID symptoms evaluated by a student health services medical provider.  It is up to the student health medical provider’s clinical discretion to determine if a test is indicated, and to also determine which test option is most appropriate. 

The cost for the tests listed below are for the tests only, and the listed cost does not include the costs associated with the evaluation done by the medical provider.   Costs for testing may be subject to change.  Detailed information is available online for the Armstrong campus clinic and the Statesboro campus clinic regarding hours of operation, instructions for scheduling appointments, and any additional fees that are associated with medical evaluations and testing in the Statesboro campus clinic and Armstrong campus clinic.


Statesboro campus student health COVID testing options 

  1. Rapid in-house point of care test: provides results at the point of care or within the same day; cost of test to student =$35 and is due at the time of service.  For students with insurance, the cost will be filed to your insurance plan.  Payment by insurance is not guaranteed, and any applicable copays, coinsurance, and deductibles apply.
  2. Send out test to reference lab: provides results usually within 7-10 days, and sometimes sooner; cost of test to student = $100 and is due at the time of service.  For students with insurance, the cost will be filed to your insurance plan.  Payment by insurance is not guaranteed, and any applicable copays, coinsurance, and deductibles apply.
  3. DPH specimen collection by health services staff: provides results within 7-10 days, and sometimes sooner; cost of test to student $0.00; this option is reserved for students who are unable to pay for option 1 or 2 AND who do not have transportation off campus to the local DPH testing center
  4. Referral to the Bulloch county DPH test site: provides results within 7-10 days of specimen collection, and sometimes sooner; cost of test to student $0.00, but it does require that the student has transportation off campus to the DPH testing site

Students on the Statesboro campus who wish to be tested but who do not have symptoms or who have not been evaluated in the Statesboro campus health center for their symptoms can seek testing through the following options in the Bulloch county area:

  1. Testing at the Bulloch county DPH testing center

-The test site in Bulloch County is at the Bulloch County Health Department on 1 -West Altman Street in Statesboro.  

-Testing is available at this location on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8-11 a.m., with 10:30-11 a.m. set aside specifically for Georgia Southern faculty, staff and students. Testing also is available on Saturdays from 8-11 a.m., but there is no specific time set aside for Georgia Southern. Register for either location online or call 855-473-4374. If you want a time within the 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. window in Statesboro, do not book a specific appointment time when registering online. If you want to be tested between 8a.m. and 10:30a.m. on those days instead, then register as per above but book a time when registering.

  1. Testing at CVS retail pharmacies: fees and certain restrictions may apply; see https://cvshealth.com/covid-19/testing-locations for more information and to register for testing
  2. Evaluation and testing through local urgent care centers: subject to fees set by the urgent care center
  3. Evaluation and testing through local primary care providers: if you have an off-campus primary care provider, you can seek testing through their office; subject to fees set by your primary care provider

Armstrong campus student health COVID testing options

  1. Rapid in-house point of care test: provides results at the point of care or within the same day; cost of test to student =$35 and is due at the time of service.  Students with insurance can request a receipt and walk-out statement and may choose to file to their insurance themselves.  Payment by insurance is not guaranteed
  2. Send out test to reference lab: provides results usually within 7-10 days, and sometimes sooner; cost of test to student = $100 and is due at the time of service.  Students with insurance can request a receipt and walk-out statement and may choose to file to their insurance themselves.  Payment by insurance is not guaranteed
  3. DPH specimen collection by health services staff: provides results within 7-10 days, and sometimes sooner; cost of test to student $0.00; this option is reserved for students who are unable to pay for option 1 or 2 AND who do not have transportation off campus to the local DPH testing center
  4. Referral to the one of the Chatham County DPH testing sites: provides results within 7-10 days of specimen collection, and sometimes sooner; cost of test to student $0.00, but it does require that the student has transportation off campus to the DPH testing site

Students on the Armstrong campus who wish to be tested but who do not have symptoms or who have not been evaluated in the Armstrong campus health center for their symptoms can seek testing through the following options in the Chatham county area:

  1. Testing at a Chatham county DPH test site: free

Savannah Civic Center at 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Beginning Monday, November 16, an appointment will be required for all COVID-19 testing by the Chatham County Health Department. Schedule online or by calling 1-912-230-9744.  

Testing Schedule in Chatham County:   This schedule is regularly updated on the DPH website at https://covid19.gachd.org/covid-19-screening-and-testing-through-your-local-health-department/)

Monday:

  • Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. by appointment

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

  • Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. by appointment

Wednesday:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 18: State Farmer’s Market, 701 US Hwy 80 in Garden City
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. by appointment

Saturday & Sunday:

  • Every first and third Saturday of the month from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. by appointment
  • Saturday schedule for November: 11/7, 11/21
  • Closed Sundays

Click here for more information about the traffic flow pattern, walk-up testing, and what to expect inside the Civic Center testing site.

  1. Testing at CVS retail pharmacies: fees and certain restrictions may apply; see https://cvshealth.com/covid-19/testing-locations for more information and to register for testing
  2. Evaluation and testing through local urgent care centers: subject to fees set by the urgent care center
  3. Evaluation and testing through local primary care providers: if you have an off-campus primary care provider, you can seek testing through their office; subject to fees set by your primary care provider

Additionally, the DPH has no-cost COVID test sites in counties throughout the state, including Liberty county.  The Liberty county test site is located at 1113 East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville and is currently providing testing by appointment each Wednesday and Friday before noon.  Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling 912-230-9744.


Testing availability is dependent on the national supply chain for COVID test kits, and availability of on-campus testing may vary during the course of the pandemic.


Updated on 11/18/2020

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