Mar. 18th Coronavirus Update

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany has opened southwest Georgia’s first drive-through COVID-19 collection site to serve people in the health system’s service area (this includes Worth County). Patients who are concerned that they may have contracted COVID-19 are instructed to call  (229) 312-1919.  You will speak with a healthcare professional that will see if testing for the virus is necessary. Those who meet the testing criteria will be given an appointment time to report to the drive through screening site. Patients will be tested while remaining in the car.  The drive-through testing site will be open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Common symptoms of the coronavirus are:  fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing those symptoms please call the number above. Those who do not have these symptoms please do not call the hotline so that the healthcare professionals can concentrate on screening persons who are high risk.