Free COVID-19 Testing in Gilmer

MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Coming to Gilmer County

FREE Testing Starts Wednesday, August 18th!

Ellijay, GA – MAKO Medical will begin Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing in Gilmer County on Wednesday, August 18th at 8 AM! The new testing site location and operations will be as follows:

Gilmer County Health Department, Parking Lot

28 Southside Church St., Ellijay, GA 30540

Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 AM – 3 PM

Fridays, 8 AM – 12 PM

This is PCR testing done by nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. The operation in Ellijay is the third MAKO Medical testing site established in North Georgia through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health. The other two testing sites in North Georgia operated by MAKO are in Dalton and Woodstock.

Anyone who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in close contact recently with a person infected with the virus needs to be tested for COVID-19, even if they are fully vaccinated. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at

Log onto the North Georgia Health District website at for more information.

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