Appling Healthcare COVID-19 Update


Appling Healthcare reports one case of COVID-19 among employees at the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion. As a result, residents who were potentially exposed to the positive employee have been tested (results pending) and will be tested weekly. Pavilion employees are now being tested twice each week.

Appling Healthcare reports no additional cases of COVID-19 among hospital employees. No test results are pending on hospital employees.

If you need a COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 test, call (855)473-4374.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has partnered with LTS to expand COVID-19 testing options for residents of Georgia. The test site will be located behind Appling Healthcare (163 E. Tollison Street, Baxley, GA 31513) and beside the city pool. Hours of operation:

  • Mondays: 8:00am-11:00am
  • Wednesdays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • The third Saturday of every month 8:30am-12:30pm.

To register for this FREE COVID-19 test, visit

If you have questions or concerns, message Appling Healthcare via Facebook. Your message will be immediately routed to the appropriate department. Another option is to send an email to Your email will automatically be routed to the nursing home administration team, as well as hospital staff.

If you prefer to call the hospital or the nursing home, please understand that employees are focusing on hands-on patient care. Call the main hospital phone number, (912)367-9841, and then reach the administration team through their direct extensions:

Appling Healthcare Administration Office, ext. 1201

Kim Jowers, Pavilion Nursing Home Administrator, ext. 2402

Melina Edmund, Pavilion Director of Nursing, ext. 2410