COVID-19 continues its spread in Milledgeville and Baldwin County, and has created the need once again for a testing site.
Instead of such testing at the Baldwin County Health Department, officials with the North Central Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health have formed a partnership with a private company to provide testing for COVID-19.
Mako Medical will begin offering COVID-19 tests at the Walter B. Williams Park in Milledgeville beginning Friday, according to Michael Hokanson, a spokesman for the North Central Health District.
The park is located off Ga. Route 22 West.
Testing for COVID-19 will be a drive-thru event only.
Anyone seeking a test must enter the testing site from Ga. Route 212 and then exit onto Route 22.
“Testing will be available by appointment every Monday and Friday from 8 a.m. until noon,” Hokanson said in a press release
Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 must pre-register for an appointment via Mako Medical’s website at: mako.exchange/scheduler/registration/?=5964.
The North Central Health District and county health departments cannot provide test results, according to Hokanson.
“Once tested, you will be notified of your results within two to three days,” Hokanson said.
In order to register for the patient portal, text: “MAKO” at 66349 or sign up to register for results at: mako.luminatehealth.com.
For those wishing additional information on pederatric COVID-19, including all testing and vaccination opportunities provided by the North Central Health District, please visit: NCHD52.org/coronavirus.
Additionally, the local hospital is offering drive-thru testing with no appointment.
Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing, available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No appointment is necessary.
“While several COVID testing sites have been operating in our community throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen an increasing demand for additional COVID testing sites during the recent surge. Implementing a drive-thru COVID testing site at our facility will provide on-demand testing that may not be available elsewhere. We are happy to provide this service to our community and continue the fight against COVID-19,” said Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin Chief Executive Officer Todd Dixon in a press release.
The testing location can be accessed via Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin’s 821 N. Cobb St. old main entrance roundabout, where signage will provide further instruction.