(SPRINGFIELD, GA) A partnership between the Coastal Health District and Effingham Health System now offers free COVID-19 testing in Springfield. The drive-through testing site is located at 459 Highway 119 South, across from the west entrance to the hospital. The site will be open for specimen collection every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Health insurance will be billed for those with insurance, but insurance is not required, and no one will be charged a fee. Pre-registration at is strongly recommended. For scheduling assistance, call the COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 1-912-230-9744 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. For information about other COVID-19 testing opportunities in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website at