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COVID-19 & Flu

COVID-19 Testing Information

General Information

At this time, testing for COVID-19 is limited to those who meet certain criteria.

Criteria include:

  • Symptoms of respiratory illness (such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)
  • Close contact (within 6 feet of a person and while not wearing masks) with COVID-19 infection for at least 15 minutes

Not everyone who is tested has COVID-19. Patients who meet testing criteria are tested for COVID-19 as well as for other respiratory infections. The Virginia Department of Heath lists positive results by health district region. Their website provides accurate information on test results.

COVID-19 Assessment Center at Waynesboro Urgent Care

We have currently converted the Waynesboro Urgent Care Center into the COVID-19 Assessment Center at Waynesboro Urgent Care. This location is to evaluate, treat, and educate patients who are currently experiencing the signs and symptoms associated with respiratory disease and COVID-19: fever, shortness of breath, and cough. All patients seeking evaluation and treatment for respiratory symptoms should go to this location only.

Patients seeking care for other urgent conditions such as sprains and deep cuts should go to one of Augusta Health's other Urgent Care Centers in Stuarts Draft, Staunton, and Weyers Cave or the Convenient Care Center in Crozet. You can see current wait-times and reserve a time on-line at these Urgent Care Centers.

Fast Facts

Testing Locations

Apart from the testing kits available here at Augusta Health, there are several other testing locations in our area. The Virginia Department of Health has an interactive and filterable map of testing sites near you. Click here for more information.

VDH Testing Locations

When to Seek Care

Call for Advice

If you are sick and think you have been exposed, call the Augusta Health COVID Care Call Center:
(540) 332-5122
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Seek Medical Care

If you are sick and think you have an emergency, call 911.
Warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face


Protect yourself & others


  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.