Augusta University Health opens second COVID-19 testing site for children in Columbia County

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As recent reports show a spike in the nation’s COVID-19 cases among children, Augusta University Health has opened a new COVID-19 testing location in Grovetown, Georgia, to better support pediatric patients living in Columbia County.

Testing will be held at Augusta University Care Center Grovetown Pediatrics at 305 West Robinson Avenue, and appointments will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 706-721-1852 and choose option two for pediatric testing.

Pediatric patients can also be tested at the Augusta University Faculty Office Building at 1467 Harper St., and appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday. Call the hotline to schedule an appointment.

Children and teenagers being treated at Augusta University West Wheeler can also schedule an appointment to be tested at that location.

“Although there is still much to learn about how this virus affects children and young adults, we want to offer testing and treatment so they also get the care they need,” said AU Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule. “At AU Health, it is our goal to ensure the health and safety of our community, and I am grateful we can expand our reach of testing to treat our youngest patients during the global pandemic.”

For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit the university’s designated COVID-19 statistics page.

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