DeKalb Board of Health to open new COVID-19 testing site in City of Stonecrest

Jason & Sandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sandra Ford and Mayor Jason Lary

 

Greenforest and Salem to consolidate at new site

 

The DeKalb County Board of Health will open a new COVID-19 drive-through testing site on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the former Sam’s Club parking lot, 2994 Turner Hill Road. The site is where Stonecrest’s new City Hall will be built.

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, operations at the following locations will conclude and shift to the new Stonecrest site on Wednesday morning, to form an expanded regional site, serving eastern and southern DeKalb County:

  • Greenforest Community Baptist Church, 
3250 Rainbow Drive, Decatur
  • Salem Bible Church, 
5460 Hillandale Drive, Stonecrest

The Stonecrest testing location will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

“Transitioning to our original geographically-based testing site concept not only allows us to process higher client volumes at a larger site, but also allows us to ultimately to resume clinical operations at the health centers that temporarily closed at the onset of the pandemic,” said DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford.

“It is our esteemed honor to partner with the DeKalb County Health Department,” said Mayor Jason Lary. “This is a perfect example of longstanding relationship between Dr. Sandra Ford and myself. We were able to come together for the good of the community because we feel we are at the front end of this pandemic.”

The remaining testing locations will continue to operate Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.:

  • Former K-Mart Store parking lot, (at I-285 and Buford Hwy.)
5597 Buford Hwy. NE, Doraville
  • Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church
, 1879 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta

“Transitioning to our original geographically-based testing site concept not only allows us to process higher client volumes at a larger site, but also allows us to ultimately to resume clinical operations at the health centers that temporarily closed at the onset of the pandemic,” said DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford.

COVID-19 testing is free and open to all individuals who wish to be tested. A driver’s license or identification card are not required, however registration in advance is strongly encouraged. 

For testing site hours of operation and online appointment scheduling for all DeKalb County Board of Health testing sites, visit dekalbhealth.net, or call the COVID-19 Call Center at (404) 294-3700, Option 1. Call center hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

For more resources and information about COVID-19, visit the DeKalb County Board of Health’s COVID-19 website at dekalbhealth.net/covid-19.

 

 

 

 

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