Coronavirus Testing Information
Coronavirus tests are available in Brunswick County. If you suspect you have symptoms of coronavirus, you should contact your primary medical provider first to alert them of their symptoms and have a physician determine if a test is required and if they provide tests. If your need additional assistance to locate a provider to test, you should contact Brunswick County Public Health Services for assistance.
It is ultimately up to the primary medical provider to determine who should get tested. They will consider these symptoms:
- Those who have fever or lower respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the past 14 days; OR
- Those who have fever and lower respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and a negative rapid flu test
Novant Health Primary Clinics and Dosher Memorial Hospital Coronavirus Information & Testing
You should contact your primary medical provider first if you have one to alert them of their symptoms and have a physician determine if a test is required and if they provide tests.
Remember to always contact Novant Health primary clinics or Dosher Memorial Hospital first to alert them of their symptoms so they can provide proper guidance and make preparations to best protect you and their staff.
Novant Health Primary Clinics
- Online coronavirus assessment tool found at novanthealth.org/coronavirus
- 24/7 helpline for patients are experiencing symptoms and have questions on how to best seek care: 877-499-1697 or 877-9NOVANT
Novant Health’s primary care clinics are screening for novel coronavirus. Novant Health will open a dedicated screening center on Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the following location: 13 Medical Campus Dr., Supply, NC 28462. The Supply screening center will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday thereafter.
Dosher Memorial Hospital
Beginning Monday, March 23, the Dosher Urgent Care Clinic at 4222 Long Beach Road, Southport, will be used only for patients who meet the criteria for screening and testing of COVID-19. Patients will be required to call first and complete an initial phone screening.
Symptoms that have been associated with COVID-19 include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. Patients will then be directed to come in for an onsite evaluation to determine if testing criteria is met. Patients will not be seen on a walk-in basis at the Dosher Urgent Care for other illnesses while this clinic is being utilized for COVID screenings.
If patients are sick with other issues, they are encouraged to call Dosher Urgent Care at 910-454-4732, and a provider within our network will be assigned to see them at one of our other locations. The Dosher Medical Clinics network is consolidating patient visits for those experiencing the symptoms most closely related to COVID-19 to one location for the health and safety of all patients.
Novel Coronavirus Test Reports in Brunswick County
|Number of Test Samples Reported to the County||540|
|Pending Test Sample Results at the State Laboratory or Private Laboratories||309|
|Positive Test Results Reported to the County||12|
|Confirmed Negative Test Results Reported to the County||219|
In an effort to better address questions from residents and the media about the number of novel coronavirus occurring countywide, the County will post an update on the number of tests that have been reported to the County’s Public Health department in its daily update to allow for transparency and efficiency. It is important to recognize that tests are occurring in varying numbers each day and results can take several days to process and report back to the County Public Health department from either the state lab or private labs. Our team is actively responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic and having a dedicated time to share test statistics will ensure we are providing everyone with the most accurate information.
Brunswick County also provides these numbers to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) for its case count webpage at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc
Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information
The County is operating a joint information center with a Public Health Call Line and email to answer residents’ coronavirus questions (available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
- Phone: 1.910.253.2339
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals who have questions afterhours are encouraged to use the North Carolina 2-1-1 program or call the North Carolina Public Health Call Line, which has public health professionals available 24 hours a day every day to answer questions.
NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)
North Carolina 2-1-1 Program
- For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
- Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211