Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) is working with federal, state and local partners to expand COVID-19 testing to the community as quickly as possible. Beginning on March 18, CDPH will begin testing individuals for COVID-19 at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County. We are slowly rolling this process out and will test as many as we have tests for.
Current testing is prioritized ONLY for those at highest risk that have symptoms, including healthcare workers, first-responders, people living in congregate settings where the disease can spread rapidly (dorms, homeless shelters, long-term care facilities), or that have contact with a confirmed case. If any of these individuals had the virus, it would have a dramatic impact on many individuals in the community.
Keep in mind that COVID-19 testing will not be provided to the general community at this time. Testing is by appointment-only and testing days and times may vary.
Individuals who may be experiencing mild symptoms are encouraged to isolate at home and treat their symptoms with over the counter medicine. If that doesn’t help, call a primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, a local federally qualified healthcare center or in extreme cases, call 911. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
The referral process:
Healthcare providers assess the individual and determine if they need to be tested. The provider will send the name to the Georgia of Dept. Health to be approved and then DPH will give us the names of the individuals that need to be tested in our district.
Please call 770-514-2300 for more information.
About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community.” since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.