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Ellijay, GA – MAKO Medical will end drive-thru COVID-19 testing at their Gilmer County Civic Center Parks and Recreation site in Ellijay after operations on Friday, April 29, 2022. COVID-19 cases are currently decreasing in Georgia and home test kits are now easily accessible; therefore, fewer people are seeking services from these test sites.

MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing will continue to operate in North Georgia at the following two locations:

Pleasant Grove Park
1732 Pleasant Grove Drive, N.E., Dalton, GA 30721
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM
JJ Biello Park Riverside Athletic Complex
610 Druw Cameron Court, Woodstock, GA 30188
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3 PM

Public health officials urge people to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status, if they have COVID-19 type symptoms or have been in recent close contact to a person infected with the virus.

COVID-19 testing is free at the MAKO Medical sites and there are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering at This is PCR testing done by a mid-nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. It is not an antigen or antibody test.