Where to get a COVID test in Statesboro

Chase Amoroso, Correspondent

Getting a COVID test in Statesboro has become a bit more difficult due to recent spikes in positive cases and limited testing locations.

Bulloch County has a 31.0% positive test rate, says COVID ActNow, which means testing is limited and most cases likely go undetected.

Georgia Southern reported a rise in COVID-19 cases in Bulloch County. After completing the first week of the Fall 2021 semester, Georgia Southern reported 29 confirmed and 159 self-reported cases last week. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible. 

Below is a list to help you find a testing location in Statesboro and additional information that might be helpful. 

COVID testing on campus:

GS Health Services offers rapid in-house testing and send-out testing; however, tests are only available from the health clinic after a consultation with a Health Services provider.

  • In-house testing is $35 plus the cost of the consultation. For students with insurance, the cost will be filed to your insurance plan.  
  • Send-out tests are $100 plus the cost of the consultation. For students with insurance, the cost will be filed to your insurance plan.  

Notice: Payment by insurance is not guaranteed, and any applicable copays, coinsurance and deductibles apply.

COVID testing off-campus:

Notice: Be sure to contact the COVID-19 testing location before making an appointment or walk-in. Wait times for appointments vary.

Over-the-counter, take-home COVID test kits:

Notice: Supplies limited.

Where to get a free COVID test:

  • Mako Medical; If you have medical insurance, your insurance card will be requested at the testing site upon your arrival. If your insurance will not pay for any reason, or if you have no insurance, you will have no out-of-pocket costs. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address.

Notice: GS says, “Testing availability is dependent on the national supply chain for COVID test kits, and availability of on-campus testing may vary during the course of the pandemic.” 

Fees and certain restrictions may apply.