COVID-19 TESTING UPDATES

CVSHealth + Good Sam COVID-19 Testing Information

If you are having difficulty breathing or need immediate assistance, please dial 911.

CVS at Good Sam is testing ONLY people with symptoms who DO NOT have health insurance OR are residents of zip codes 30314 or 30318. If you qualify and would like to schedule testing, please call 404-523-6571.

Si está teniendo problemas para respirar, llame a 911. Por su protección y para disminuir la propagación de COVID-19, por favor llame en vez de venir a la clínica en persona. El sitio de pruebas de CVS en Good Sam está haciendo examenes SOLO a personas que tienen síntomas y no tienen Seguro medico O vive en codigos 30314 o 30318. Si califica, llame al 404-523-6571 para programar una cita para hacerse una prueba.


If you do not qualify for testing at CVSHealth + Good Sam

Please see the options below. Please note, Good Samaritan does not schedule for or receive results from these locations.

Si no califica para hacer su prueba en Good Samaritan porfavor vea las opsiones abajo Good Sam no hace citas para estas locasiones y tampoco temenos los resultados para estos lugares:

CORE Testing. Walk-up and drive-thru testing for children and adults. No appointment needed. Multiple locations that change weekly. To find the location closest to you visit, coreresponse.org.

Fulton County offers several testing sites for kids and adults. To schedule and find locations click here.

Dekalb County offers several free testing sites for kids and adults. To register call 404 294-3700 (Option 1) or visit their website.

To find free testing in other counties through the Department of Public Health, click here.

Additional Testing Options
Many CVS locations offer testing through their drive-thru window for adults 18 and over. To find a location and make an appointment click here.

Piedmont Urgent Care offers results in 2-4 days and offers back to work testing. To make appointment click here.

Atlanta Urgent Care offers drive-thru testing with results in 3-5 days. For information on scheduling click here.

Emory offers drive thru testing with results in 24 hours. Call 404-712-6843 for an appointment.

Results are generally available between 2-5 days from the time of the test at the above locations. We recommend registering with an email at testing centers for faster results.


RAPID TESTING OPTIONS

Peachtree Immediate Care offer rapid testing with same day results. For more information click here.

Emory offers drive thru testing with results in 24 hours. Call 404-712-6843 for an appointment.

Walgreens has a rapid testing site in Alpharetta and Duluth. To schedule click here.


SPANISH

El sitio de pruebas de CVS en Good Sam está haciendo examenes SOLO a personas que tienen síntomas. Si tiene síntomas, llame al 404-523-6571 para programar. Necesita una cita para hacer prueba. Si necesita pruebas pero no tiene síntomas, busque la siguiente lista de lugares con pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 para personas que han estado expuestas o no tienen síntomas. Para otras preguntas puede llamar 404-523-6571.

Pruebas Gratis
Pruebas CORE. Pruebas sin cita y en automóvil para niños y adultos. No se necesita cita. Múltiples ubicaciones que cambian semanalmente. Para encontrar la ubicación más cercana a su visita, coreresponse.org.

Pruebas de CVS. Muchas ubicaciones de CVS ofrecen pruebas a través de su ventanilla para adultos mayores de 18 años. Para encontrar una ubicación y hacer una cita, visite https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

El condado de Fulton ofrece varios sitios de prueba para niños y adultos. Hay un sitio sin cita previa en el Centro de Salud y Rehabilitación, 265 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312. Llame al 404-613-8150 para programar y visite aqui para sitios de prueba adicionales.

El condado de Dekalb ofrece varios sitios de prueba gratuitos para niños y adultos. Para registrarse llame al 404 294-3700 (Opción 1) o visite dekalbhealth.net

Para encontrar pruebas gratuitas en otros condados a través del Departamiento de Salud, visite https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-19-testing-site

Otras Opciones

Pruebas de CVS. Muchas ubicaciones de CVS ofrecen pruebas a través de su ventanilla para adultos mayores de 18 años. Para encontrar una ubicación y hacer una cita, visite cvs.com.

Pruebas de Piedmont Urgent Care ofrecen resultados en 2-4 dias y ayuda para regresar a trabajo. Para hace una cita visite wellstreet.com.

Atlanta Urgent Care ofrece pruebas a través de su ventanilla con resultados en 3-5 dias. Para hacer una cita visite aqui.

Emory ofrece pruebas a través de su ventanilla con resultados en 24 horas. Para encontrar una ubicación y hacer una cita, llame 404-712-6843.

Pruebas Rapido
Peachtree Immediate Care ofrece pruebas rapido con resultados el mismo dia. Visite peachtreemed.com para mas informacion.

Walgreens tiene pruebas rapido con resultados en 30 minutos en. Visite walgreens.com. Para hacer cita.

Emory ofrece “drive thru” pruebas con resultados en 24 hours. Llame 404-712-6843 para hacer una cita.


Are you in need of prayer?

You may text us at 404-775-7208 or call and leave a message to receive a call back from a staff member or volunteer that will pray with you.


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Our Response to COVID-19

Good Samaritan Health Center continues to closely monitor recommendations from the CDC and the Department of Health. We have taken the following actions to support our patients, staff, and community:

  • We have a protocol in place to maximize the identification and appropriate assessment of people suspected to have coronavirus while minimizing exposure to the staff and other patients.
  • We have a phone call response protocol to help inform and direct patients, increasing the number of people who can receive appropriate guidance without coming into the clinic.
  • We have increased our supply of protective equipment and are working through the Network to have access to additional supplies if needed.
  • We have a weekly all-staff update to keep our staff informed of changes and review polities.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website.

We will continue to post updates as they are available.


6/24/2020 Update For Our Supporters from Dr. Bill Warren 

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your generous financial support and prayers, Good Sam's COVID-19 response has continued strong. We've remained open 6-days per week at regular hours and increased telehealth service offerings to allow patients to shelter in place. We've retained all of our staff and added new positions to enable outdoor triage. These are just a few examples of your generosity at work.

In mid-March, we launched HelplineSOS, a community hotline to answer questions about COVID-19, direct and schedule individuals for testing, and link patients to clinical care and telehealth. Our helpline has fielded over 1,500 calls and is averaging between 80-100 calls per day. The helpline launched with an initial team of 17 dedicated volunteers and has expanded to a group of 27 volunteers to meet increased demand. Good, Sam has always relied on the commitment of both staff members and volunteers, and our COVID-19 response is no different. Piloted at Good Sam, HelplineSOS is a technology-driven solution that is now in place at clinics across the U.S., helping charitable clinics respond to COVID-19 in their local communities. 

In partnership with CVS, Good Sam now provides COVID-19 testing for up to 130 people per day. Due to increasing demand, we provide testing only for those with symptoms or household contacts with people who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our new outdoor pavilion and fitness center were completed just as Atlanta announced the large gathering ban. While we were disappointed that the space could not be activated as our new farmer's market and fitness facilities, God had other plans. This space has transformed into a free COVID-19 testing site, bringing rapid testing to some of the hardest-hit ZIP codes in Fulton County.

In May, we hosted a virtual Good Sam Institute, bringing 48 clinic leaders representing 13 clinics and seven states together to discuss COVID-19 response for charitable clinics. We led original content workshops on pivoting to telehealth, establishing COVID-19 procedures, crisis leadership, and fundraising in this new healthcare era. 

Routine primary care visits have increased, and we continue to offer a combination of in-office visits and telehealth. Counseling, psychiatry, individual nutrition consults, and group health education have all continued throughout the pandemic in virtual formats. With a new filtration and air purification system installed, dental is in the process of reopening to full capacity. Many of our volunteers have restarted services in person or via telehealth over the last couple of weeks.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Georgia, and COVID-19 is not going away. Neither is Good Sam. We will continue triaging people outside, offering to test, providing consults for symptomatic patients in isolation, and providing our Full Circle of Health model of care. We also remain committed to pursuing racial equity as an organization. To this end, we fight against injustice by continuing to pursue our mission of Spreading Christ's Love Through Quality Healthcare to those in Need. 

Your support reduces inequities that led Dr. King to say once that, "of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Long after the pandemic has ended, protests have quieted and the country's attention shifts to a new topic, we will still be here, serving those who need it most. Thank you for your service, and may God use each of us to bring hope and healing to our world.


Dr. Bill Warren

"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act." - Proverbs 3:27 NIV

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