Dear UGA Faculty and Staff:

Please see the message below from the University System of Georgia concerning free COVID-19 virtual screenings being offered by Augusta University. 

This screening option is for individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

Please be aware that this is a screening to help employees determine their next steps, not a test to determine actual contraction of the COVID-19 virus.

Message to USG employees to announce free screenings through AUHS

All University System of Georgia employees are now eligible for free COVID-19 virtual screenings through Augusta University Health System’s AU Health Express Care app.

Screenings are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost, and no appointment required. Users will log into the app from home. Screenings are done by a provider who is a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant and trained to screen for COVID-19. Please note: A positive screening does not mean you have COVID-19.

Patients who screen positive will be told about appropriate next steps, which could include visiting a testing site.  Patients who screen negative are provided their visit summary and will be given guidance on next steps for treatment of their symptoms.

AU cannot guarantee perfect screening results, but is confident that its medical professionals are using the most up-to-date and latest COVID-19 screening practices.

The app is available for download on iPhone and Android. Links to the virtual screening app are available at

For those without access to technology, please call AU Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 706-721-1852. A desktop version or application for download can also be found at