Appling Healthcare COVID-19 Update


Appling Healthcare reports four cases of COVID-19 among residents at the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion and six cases of COVID-19 among employees. Additionally, Appling Healthcare reports one case of COVID-19 among hospital employees. 

Based on recommendations from the Department of Public Health, the Pavilion will continue to be open for visits with residents. 

Decisions regarding COVID-19 are also made in consultation with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS). Appling Healthcare and the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion will continue to monitor the CMS data on COVID-19 and will provide updates as they occur. 

As a reminder, Appling Healthcare Emergency Department is not a COVID-19 testing site for the public. If you are not experiencing a medical emergency and would like a COVID-19 vaccine or test, call (855)473-4374. In Baxley, the Georgia Department of Public Health has partnered with LTS to offer free COVID-19 testing. The site is located behind Appling Healthcare at 163 E. Tollison Street (beside the city pool). Hours are Mondays, 8 to 11 a.m.; Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.; and the third Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register, 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