UPDATE for FREE Testing In Ellijay: Site is Moving as of Monday, Aug. 30th
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Ellijay, GA – Since MAKO Medical began Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing at the Gilmer County Health Department on August 18th, hundreds of residents have received testing at the new site. Now, to better facilitate testing, the site will move from the health department to a new location and the hours of operation will slightly change.
Please note the following updated MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing site and hours of operation in Ellijay, as of Monday, August 30th:
This is PCR testing done by nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. The operation in Ellijay is the third MAKO Medical testing site established in North Georgia through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health. The other two testing sites in North Georgia operated by MAKO are in Dalton and Canton.
Anyone who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in close contact recently with a person infected with the virus needs to be tested for COVID-19, even if they are fully vaccinated. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/ (PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT THIS LINK FOR TESTING - ONLY USE THE PHONE NUMBER PROVIDED AT THE MAKO WEBSITE AS A LAST RESORT -- pre-registration is preferred, however, anyone who does not have access to the internet or is not able to navigate the online registration form can be registered by staff onsite at the MAKO Medical testing location).
Log on here to the North Georgia Health District website at https://nghd.org/news/media-releases/free-covid-19-testing-available-in-north-georgia for more information.