Walgreens opens drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Alpharetta

Walgreens opened a drive-thru testing site at its location on Jones Bridge Road on the Alpharetta-Johns Creek border. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Walgreens opened a drive-thru testing site at its location on Jones Bridge Road on the Alpharetta-Johns Creek border. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Walgreens opened a drive-thru testing site at its location on Jones Bridge Road on the Alpharetta-Johns Creek border. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Walgreens opened a drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing site at the 11855 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta location at the border between Alpharetta and Johns Creek beginning April 24, according to a news release from Gov. Brian Kemp. Testing is available by appointment only, and only to individuals who meet certain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eligibility criteria.

"Walgreens is a great partner ... and I am grateful for their support to expand testing capacity in the metro area. I encourage all Georgians in the region who feel they are experiencing symptoms to long on and schedule an appointment," Kemp said in the release.


The site will be able to conduct up to 150 tests per day, and testing will take place outdoors where Walgreens pharmacists will oversee patients' self-administration of the test inside their cars using Abbott's ID Now COVID-19 test. To receive a test, individuals must complete an online health assessment to determine eligibility at www.walgreens.com/coronavirus.

Testing is available at no cost to eligible individuals by appointment seven days per week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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