Urgent Care for COVID-19

Northeast Georgia Physician’s Group, NGPG, provides comprehensive urgent care services for individuals who may have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Our dedicated healthcare professionals are committed to delivering high-quality care, including COVID-19 testing, evaluation, and treatment, to help our community stay healthy and safe.

Urgent care available online and in person

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group understands the importance of providing accessible and convenient testing and treatment for COVID-19. We offer in-person services in addition to On-Demand Urgent Care Video Visits which limit the spread of COVID-19 across our community.

What is Covid-19?

COVID-19, a type of coronavirus, has had a profound impact on the world since its outbreak in 2019, leading to a pandemic that infected millions of people and disrupted many lives. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is primarily transmitted through close contact with an infected individual as well as by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus.

Common Covid-19 symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches and pains
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

COVID-19 can also be carried by individuals who do not show any symptoms, making it important to receive vaccination and regular booster shots as well as completing testing after exposure to someone who has tested positive for the virus.

Emergency or after-hours care

If you need immediate attention for a serious or life-threatening problem, visit the Emergency Departments at one of Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s five hospital campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder, Dahlonega, and Demorest. Each of our Emergency Departments is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When should I go to the ER for COVID-19?

You should refer to your local Emergency Department for treatment if you experience any life-threatening symptoms including but not limited to the following:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Sudden blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Numbness in the face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or loss of coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • High fevers

Get help for COVID-19 today with NGPG

If you believe you may be carrying COVID-19, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group can offer expert diagnostics and treatment to help you recover. Our network of physicians across Northeast Georgia provides the latest in advanced technologies without sacrificing compassionate care.