Diagnostic testing is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
Everyone 5 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Where to go for Care
When you’re not feeling well, you have options for care.
See the latest information about COVID-19 cases in our facilities.
For the protection of our patients, staff and community, our visitation guidelines have been updated.
Support for Families
We know it’s not easy when your loved one is sick. That’s why Northeast Georgia Health System provides resources and support for the families of our patients.
We’ve heard our community’s generous desire to help during this difficult time. Learn how you can get involved.
As an employer, you may have questions about how you can minimize the affect of COVID-19 on your staff and workplace. Our Infection Control Department has put together resources that offer workplace guidance on COVID-19.
In late January, NGHS created a Coronavirus Task Force including leaders from across the system to begin preparing for the possibility that our facilities and staff may see patients with the 2019 novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. We have been following the guidance of the CDC and are working to ensure staff are diligent in following standard protocol to ask patients about their travel history. In the event that additional preparation is needed, this team will move swiftly to follow any new guidance.
There is a lot of misinformation as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to change each day. We continue to focus on making sure we’re operationally prepared and our clinical staff is informed, and we’re posting info to our website and social media to help our community know the facts.
We have transitioned all public health COVID-19 testing to MAKO Medical. Free testing for COVID-19 is available by making an appointment online at https://makomedical.com. While testing is free, with no copays or deductibles, MAKO does ask for insurance if you are insured.
Testing is also available through our Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers. If you’re diagnosed with COVID-19, additional services – including hospital admission, if applicable – will be covered according to your insurance plan details. If you do not have insurance, our staff will work with you to apply for public health coverage programs and offer discounts, payment plans or free care to eligible uninsured or underinsured patients for medically necessary care. For more information, go to www.nghs.com/financial-assistance.
NGHS actively supports research that provides cutting-edge treatment options as new therapies become available and seeks to answer important questions surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the physical and psychological health of our patients, staff, and community members. Please visit our Research webpage to learn more about several research studies and clinical trials that address key issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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