Drive Through Testing

A drive thru testing site is opening today on the Stephens County Hospital (SCH) campus. A doctor's order will be required for testing to be performed. Individuals will be tested in their car, and they should plan to bring a photo ID and insurance card. There will be no copays collected and the hospital will not balance bill any patient. SCH will file insurance for those that have it, but insurance is not required to be tested. SCH will test anyone with a physician's order and is hoping to be able to provide better access to testing in this community especially to those who may not be able to travel to Hall County which is the closest state run testing site. 

SCH is planning to host drive thru testing from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday weather permitting. They plan to do this for a couple of weeks then reassess the need at that point. Hours and days may be adjusted depending on the need identified.

Results are back anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. Most of the time they are getting them in 24 to 36 hours. They are using an outside lab and turn around times are dependent on their volumes. If there are any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out to Carmen Kisner, the Director of Infection Control at, or 706-282-4497. She will be helping with testing today and Friday so her availability will be limited.