Where is the testing site?
The appointment-only drive-thru testing site is located in the parking lot of the Children’s at Satellite Boulevard Urgent Care Center at 2660 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096. It is located outside, not inside the Urgent Care Center.
How long will the appointment take?
Appointments will last approximately 10 minutes from the time your car enters the drive-thru testing site to when you leave.
What happens when I arrive at the collection site?
- When you arrive for your appointment in the Children’s at Satellite Boulevard Urgent Care Center parking lot (2660 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096), look for signs that read “Appointment-Only Collection Site.” Traffic and directional support personnel will be on-site to assist.
Place your car in park or turn it off at each stop during the specimen collection process.
Keep your windows up until you are instructed to roll down your child’s window for specimen collection. For your safety, remain in your vehicle at all times.
For a faster specimen collection, position your child’s car seat behind the driver or passenger seat.
- The intake coordinator will verify your appointment, e-Check in and consent from MYchart. Bring your appointment confirmation message in MYchart ready to show at the entrance. After you provide your information to the intake area, follow signage to the registration area.
You will then drive to the specimen collection area, where a nurse will verify the patient and ask the driver to roll down the child's window and conduct a nasopharyngeal swab. This means the nurse will swab deep inside your child's nasal cavity to collect a sample to send for testing at the Children's laboratory. While your child might experience slight discomfort with this testing, it is necessary to collect an accurate specimen.
Proceed to exit.
You should receive a notification of your child’s test result within 48 hours. Children’s will be delivering the positive or negative results to the patient family through MYchart. Your child’s provider will also be notified of the result. Call your provider for questions.
Siblings will require separate appointments and orders from your community provider or pediatrician. If you have multiple children in your car but only one scheduled appointment, only the child with a confirmed appointment will be swabbed onsite.
What is the testing process like?
A Children's nurse will conduct a nasopharyngeal swab, meaning they will swab deep inside your child's nasal cavity to collect a sample and send for testing at the Children's laboratory. Our nurses use kid-sized swabs and are trained to explain the process to children and teens so that they feel comfortable and safe during the test.
Inform us before the test if your child has any issues or concerns with having a nasal swab. While your child might experience slight discomfort with this testing, it is necessary to collect an accurate specimen.