On April 17, the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi announced in a press release that 21 community health clinics will offer COVID-19 screening at testing.*
Of the 21 community health center sites offering testing, 18 offer drive-up or curbside services. To use this service, patients need to call ahead to the health center, and once they arrive in the parking lot, they talk to the provider on the phone. The providers will meet the patient at the person’s vehicle to perform the testing, if needed.
Five community health centers in the state have special drive-thru testing events with no appointment necessary the week of April 20, 2020, including:
Coldwater, Batesville and Tunica, Miss.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc., Clarksdale clinic location, 800 Ohio Ave., Clarksdale, MS 38614
Thursday, April 23, 2020 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc., Batesville clinic location, 216 Highway 51 North, Batesville, MS 38606
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc., Coldwater Clinic location, 643 Service Drive, Coldwater, MS 38618
Friday, April 24, 2020, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc., Tunica clinic location, will test at Tunica Arena and Expo Center, 3873 Hwy 61, Tunica, MS 38676
Provided by Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center
Cleveland, Miss. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, Delta Health Center–Vacant Lot, 806 E. Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS 38732 (Located off Martin Luther King at E. Sunflower Road – Across from Bolivar Medical Center)
Provided by Delta Health Center
Ocean Springs, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, Miss., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday, April 20, Jackson County at Mosaic Church parking lot, 2226 Bienville, Blvd., Ocean Springs
Tuesday, April 21, Harrison County at Goodwill parking lot at 2407 31st St., Gulfport
Wednesday, April 22, in Hancock County at the Depot at 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis
Thursday, April 23, in Jackson County at Mosaic Church parking lot at 2226 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs
Friday, April 24, in Harrison County at Goodwill parking lot at 2407 31st St. Gulfport
Provided by Coastal Family Health Center
Laurel, Taylorsville, Waynesboro, Miss., 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday; 8-noon, Friday
Monday, April 20, Tuesday, April 21, Friday, April 24, at the Laurel Clinic, 117 South 11th Ave., Laurel, MS 39440
Wednesday, April 22, at the Taylorsville Clinic, 531 Hwy. 28 East, Taylorsville, MS 39168
Thursday, April 23, at the Waynesboro clinic, 713 Lomax Ave., Waynesboro, MS 39367
Provided by Family Health Clinic
Tchula, Krueger, Pickens, Miss., 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, Mallory Clinic site, 9715 MS-12, Tchula, MS 39169
Wednesday, April 22, City Hall, Kreuger, MS
Friday, April 23, Across from the Policy Station, Pickens, MS
Provided by Mallory Community Health
Click here for a list of health centers around Mississippi and how to get more information about each health center’s clinics screening and testing options. Click here to see the press release.
*This blog post has been edited to reflect change’s to Aaron E. Henry’s clinical testing.