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Testing set twice a week in Effingham County

EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- The Effingham County Health Department is expanding its COVID-19 testing schedule and will offer appointments for testing two days each week. 

Drive-through testing will be available every Wednesday and Friday morning at the Effingham County Health Department at 802 Hwy 119 South in Springfield. To make an appointment, call 912-230-9744. 

The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Soon, online scheduling through a self-service portal will also be available

. “We are still seeing significant community spread of COVID-19 in our area, and testing is an important tool in identifying cases and stopping the spread,” said Dr. Davis. “We want to accommodate as many requests as we have the personnel and equipment to test.” 

Anyone can be tested and there is no fee. If you believe you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19,  remember to quarantine at home for 14 days and schedule an appointment for testing around the 10th day. 

Testing cannot be scheduled more than two weeks in advance. 

For a list of free COVID-19 testing options through the Coastal Health District, visit