Rapid result drive-through COVID-19 testing now available at Georgia Tech


Access to rapid COVID-19 testing is expanding today with a drive-through site located at Georgia Tech.

The test site will be operated by CVS, with testing offered by Abbott Laboratories. At full capacity, the site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 tests daily.

“Increased access to rapid testing remains one of our top priorities in order to identify more cases, get Georgians the care they need and prevent further infection in our communities,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “This unique public-private partnership will strengthen our testing capability as we continue to take the fight to COVID-19 in Georgia, and we are grateful for CVS Health’s support to stop the spread of the virus.”

CVS Health Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Troyen A. Brennan M.D., M.P.H. said the rapid test site will aid in Georgia’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“CVS Health is uniquely positioned to play a vital role in helping support both local communities and the overall health care system in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. “Our ability to help coordinate the availability of rapid COVID-19 testing for Georgia citizens will bolster the state’s efforts to manage the spread of the virus and provide people with on-the-spot results.”

Testing will take place at a parking deck on the Georgia Tech campus where officials will be able to accommodate multiple lanes of cars at once. Health care providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants from MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, will oversee the onsite testing.

The process will take approximately 30 minutes from specimen collection to delivery of results.

For a same-day appointment, patients will need to be pre-screened and preregister online at http://www.CVS.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

The test site will be located at 352 Peachtree Place, Atlanta, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the registration process?

A: Rapid COVID-19 testing will be available to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to state residency and age guidelines. Patients will need to pre-register in advance online at CVS.com in order to schedule a same-day test slot to be tested.

When patients arrive at the test site, they are required to stay in their vehicle. Team members on site will check their registration and direct them through the testing process.

For more information about test site locations, hours of operations and how to register for a test, please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much will the tests cost for individuals?
A: Testing is currently available at no charge to the public.

Q: How long will the process take per patient? How long will it take to get the results?
A: The process will take approximately 30 minutes from the swab to the results.

Q: Will walk-up testing be allowed for those who don’t have cars?
A: No, for the safety of patients and health care providers on site, testing is limited to drive-through testing only.

Q: Can anyone drive up and get a test?
A: No, patients will need to register and verify their eligibility for testing. Once they have done so, the patient will be provided with an appointment window online.

To learn more about test site locations, hours and registration requirements, please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

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