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COVID Testing Information

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

The on-campus testing 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. Students, faculty, and staff may also choose to use the listed off-campus testing options, which are available for persons with or without symptoms.

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 = $0.00.  Any other standard and customary fees associated with the evaluation by the medical provider will apply, and 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. Referral to the Bulloch County DPH/Mako test site: Mako Medical has contracted with the Georgia Department of Health to provide free COVID-19 testing services in our area to anyone who wants a test for any reason. To register for Mako Medical COVID-19 testing in Bulloch and Chatham county locations, please visit  https://mako.exchange/scheduler/registration/?location=2790. The Georgia Department of Public Health will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing in other areas. To schedule an appointment at one of these COVID-19 testing sites, call 1-855-473-4374 or visit covid19.dph.ga.gov for all other public health testing locations. The student will be responsible for securing transportation to the DPH/Mako test sites.

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 (also available to faculty and staff):

  1. The Georgia Department of Public Health is now partnering with Mako Medical to offer COVID-19 testing to those in various counties in the state of Georgia. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address.
    – For the Southeast Health District, COVID-19 testing sites operated by Mako Medical will be activated in Bulloch and Coffee counties to provide testing options for the area. To register for COVID-19 TESTING in either of these locations, please visit https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/ or for testing at the Bulloch County test site, visit  https://mako.exchange/scheduler/registration/?location=2790.
    – If you have medical insurance, your insurance card will be requested at the testing site upon your arrival. If for any reason your insurance will not pay, or if you have no insurance, you will have no out-of-pocket costs.
    – Registering for your COVID-19 test before arrival to the testing site will greatly expedite your experience. Walk-ups are allowed, but pre-registering is preferred, as it will greatly reduce your wait time.
    – Once you have been tested, your results should be available within your patient portal in 2-3 days. You can also sign up to receive your results via text when you register for your test.
    – Downtown Statesboro in the parking lot located on the East Side of Railroad Street between Hill St. and Courtland St. White drive thru tent, Statesboro, Georgia 30458, US
    – Hours: Beginning 8/2 (subject to change without notice)
    M-F 8AM-3PM and last Saturday of the month 8:30AM-12:30PM
    – Alternate mass COVID-19 testing sites operated by the Southeast Health District (SEHD) have been implemented in additional counties in our district. The SEHD sites will continue to offer FREE COVID-19 testing. To schedule an appointment at one of these COVID-19 testing sites, you may call 1-855-473-4374, and one of their agents will assist you. For more information see https://www.sehdph.org/covid-19/where-and-when-can-i-receive-free-covid-19-testing/.
  2. Testing at CVS pharmacy in Statesboro: fees and certain restrictions may apply; see https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/covid-19-testing/statesboro-covid-6861.html for more information and to register for testing.
  3. Testing at Walgreens pharmacy in Statesboro: fees and certain restrictions may apply; see https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covidfy21_newtestingpg_3types .
  4. Walmart Neighborhood Market via Quest Labs in Statesboro: fees and certain restrictions may apply; https://patient.questdiagnostics.com/no-cost-covid-test?utm_campaign=2021-5-CIIP-CIIP-Consumers&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=QuestCOVID19-com&utm_term=Paid-Owned .
  5. Evaluation and testing through local urgent care centers: subject to fees set by the urgent care center
  6. 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 = $0.00.  Any other standard and customary fees associated with the evaluation by the medical provider will apply. 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. Referral to the Chatham County DPH/Mako test site: Mako Medical has contracted with the Georgia Department of Health to provide free COVID-19 testing services in our area to anyone who wants a test for any reason. To register for Mako Medical COVID-19 testing in Chatham county, please visit https://covid19.gachd.org/covid-19-testing-at-the-savannah-civic-center/ for a test at the Savannah Civic Center. The Georgia Department of Public Health will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing in other areas. To schedule an appointment at one of these COVID-19 testing sites, call 1-855-473-4374 or visit covid19.dph.ga.gov for all other public health testing locations. The student will be responsible for securing transportation to the DPH/Mako test sites.

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 (available to faculty and staff):

  1. Testing at the Chatham County DPH/Mako test site: FREE

Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

You do not need an appointment for testing at the Civic Center, but you must pre-register.

Site operational hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Every first and third Saturday of each month from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Saturday schedule for January: 1/2, 1/16

Closed Sundays

Click here to pre-register.

  1. Testing at participating 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. Testing at participating Walmart pharmacies: fees and certain restrictions may apply; see https://patient.questdiagnostics.com/no-cost-covid-test?utm_campaign=2021-5-CIIP-CIIP-Consumers&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=QuestCOVID19-com&utm_term=Paid-Owned
  3. Evaluation and testing through local urgent care centers: subject to fees set by the urgent care center
  4. 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.


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 08/31/2021

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