If you believe you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and need to be tested please call our COVID-19 hotline at (423) 618-9006

Testing for COVID-19

How To Get Tested For COVID-19 In Chattanooga

Get Tested for COVID-19 In Chattanooga

If you or a loved one are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, Galen is here to help guide you through the process of getting the medical care you need. Our team of providers has developed a procedure for COVID-19 testing that is safe, easy, and convenient. 

Testing for COVID-19 — What You Need to Know

Chattanooga COVID-19 Testing Limited Supplies

Convenient Drive-thru Testing

Before arriving at our drive-thru testing sites, please call our Galen COVID-19 Hotline, (423) 618-9006, or schedule online using the self-scheduling links below. We have gone to great lengths to develop a procedure that limits potential exposure to the virus by allowing you to remain in your vehicle during testing. 


  • Call our COVID-19 Hotline at (423) 618-9006, or schedule online using the                    self-scheduling links.
  • Arrive for your appointment at one of Galen’s drive-thru testing sites.
  • Staff on site will direct you.
  • Sample is taken using a swab from the comfort of your car.
  • Sample is sent to a lab to process.
  • Results are received typically in 48-72 hrs


Location & Hours:


Monday – Friday
 8:00 am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday – Friday
 8:00 am – 4:00pm

who should be tested for COIVD-19

Who Should Be Tested?

  • Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Close contacts of people who have tested positive.
  • Exposed healthcare works.
  • Pre-procedural testing as needed.
  • Diagnostic testing as recommended


If you believe you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and need to be tested please call our COVID-19 Hotline at (423) 618-9006.

What to do if experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

How to Get Screened for COVID-19?

Please call our Galen COVID-19 Hotline, (423) 618-9006, to be screened and recommended for testing. All current Galen and non-Galen patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or looking to schedule COVID-19 testing can do so through our hotline. If you are experiencing symptoms, you will be assessed by a healthcare provider who may order any of the following tests: COVID-19, Flu, Strep, Antigen, blood work to be drawn conveniently at our drive-thru testing sites. Learn more about our Remote Access telelhealth services.

COVID-19 Test Process in Chattanooga

Cost of Testing

  • Check with your insurance policy before making an appointment.
  • Most insurances cover exposure, diagnostic, and pre-procedure testing.
  • Out-of-network insurances may receive a potential charge.
  • Those without insurance can self-pay $120 for a COVID-19 test.
Waiting for COVID-19 Test Results

While Waiting for Test Results

  • Self-isolate at home.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Avoid public areas as much as possible.