At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we understand that parents with sick children may want to know if their child's symptoms are due to COVID-19. Testing may be available at your pediatrician's office, our appointment-only, drive-thru testing site with an order from your child's pediatrician or at one of the following alternative COVID-19 testing locations. Note: Children's provides these testing sites for your convenience, not as an endorsement or recommendation. Children's has not validated the type of test performed at each site.
Most children with mild symptoms do not need to be tested for COVID-19 unless results will alter their care. Children's will reserve specimen collection at our Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Centers and ambulatory clinics for diagnostic testing of children whose disease management will be impacted by results or for whom our public health partners deem testing is needed.
Remember that good hand hygiene, as well as wearing masks and social distancing at least 6 feet when possible, remain the best ways to prevent COVID-19 and the spread of all respiratory viruses.