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COVID-19 testing in Memphis: Where should I go if I’m looking for a coronavirus test?
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COVID-19 testing in Memphis: Where should I go if I’m looking for a coronavirus test?

Posted: July 6, 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Memphis, Shelby County and our surrounding communities. If you’re looking to get a coronavirus test, the first question that might pop into your head is “where should I go to get tested?”

There are some important things to know when you’re looking for a place to get tested.

Some testing sites are busy and have long wait times, but there are others where you can get in and out relatively quickly. You should call ahead and/or try to set up a designated appointment time when possible.

Keep in mind, not all testing sites are the same. They aren’t all set up or intended for “community testing.”

At MLH Adult Hospitals

COVID-19 screening and testing at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare hospital sites is an extension of our Emergency Department screening.

It is strictly limited to patients with symptoms of COVID-19.

Asymptomatic people will not be tested.

Methodist patients registered and scheduled for testing prior to a procedure or surgery at an MLH hospital or facility may also be asked to come through the drive through lines.


Methodist Minor Medical Centers

Methodist Minor Medical Centers offer COVID-19 testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

Patients who would like to receive a COVID-19 test, may call their local Minor Med location and schedule an appointment for testing. When you arrive for your appointment, you will check-in at the front desk to pay your co-pay and then be seen by a provider who will administer your test.

COVID-19 antibody screening and testing is also available at Methodist Minor Meds. Antibody tests are intended for use as an aid in identifying individuals that had an illness that may have been COVID-19 and may have since developed an immunity to the disease.

For more information on COVID-19 testing — or to find your local Minor Med — please visit www.methodisthealth.org/minormed.


Community Testing Sites in the Memphis Area 

There are community testing sites throughout the area. Not all of them are open every day. Operating days and hours vary and are subject to change.

You can find the latest information here — and you are strongly advised to following scheduling instructions before going to a testing site.

The following list pertains to Memphis. Continue scrolling for information about testing in neighboring counties and states (Arkansas, Mississippi, Fayette County, Tipton County). 

Community testing sites include:

Case Management Inc. (Airport area)

Where: 3171 Directors Row | Memphis, TN | 38131

Scheduling: Call (901) 821-5880 or email COVID-19TestCMI@cmiofmemphis.org

Case Management Inc. (Frayser)

Where: 2100 Whitney | Memphis, TN | 38127

Scheduling: Call (901) 821-5880 or email COVID-19TestCMI@cmiofmemphis.org

Case Management Inc. (South Memphis)

Where: 1057 Alice Ave. | Memphis, TN | 38106

Scheduling: Call (901) 821-5880 or email COVID-19TestCMI@cmiofmemphis.org

Christ Community Health (Whitehaven)

Where: 3362 S. 3rd Street | Memphis, TN | 38109

Scheduling: Text “Test2020” to 91999

Christ Community Health (Hickory Hill)

Where: 5366 Mendenhall | Memphis, TN | 38115

Scheduling: Scheduling: Text “Test2020” to 91999

Christ Community Health (Frayser)

Where: 969 Frayser Blvd. | Memphis, TN | 38127

Scheduling: Text “Test2020” to 91999

Christ Community Health (Raleigh)

Where: 3481 Austin Peay Hwy | Memphis, TN | 38128

Scheduling: Text “Test2020” to 91999

Christ Community Health (Orange Mound)

Where: 2569 Douglass Ave. | Memphis, TN | 38114

Scheduling: Text “Test2020” to 91999

Christ Community Health (Broad)

Where: 2861 Broad Ave. | Memphis, TN | 38112

Scheduling: Text “Test2020” to 91999

Church Health at Crosstown Concourse

Where: 1350 Concourse Ave. | Memphis, TN | 38104

Scheduling: Call 901-272-0003

Memphis Health Center, Inc (near South Memphis and Downtown)

Where: 360 E. H. Crump Blvd. | Memphis, TN | 38126

Scheduling: Call 901-261-2042

Shelby County Health Department - Collierville

Where: 167 Washington Street | Collierville, TN | 38017

Scheduling: Call 901-222-9900; by appointment only

Tri State Community Health Center (Whitehaven/airport area)

Where: 1725 Pinebrook | Memphis, TN | 38116

Scheduling: Call 901-572-1573 or text “Cov2019” to 91999

Tri State Community Health (Parkway Village)

Where: 4041 Knight Arnold | Memphis, TN | 38118

Scheduling: Call 901-572-1573 or text “Cov2019” to 91999

University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Cresthaven (East Memphis)

Where: 1068 Cresthaven | Memphis, TN | 38119

Scheduling: Text “covid” to 901-203-5526

University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Tiger Lane (Midtown)

Where: 450 Early Maxwell Blvd. | Memphis, TN | 38104

Scheduling: Text “covid” to 901-203-5526

Wellness and Stress Clinic of Memphis (Airport area)

Where: 3885 Tchulahoma Rd | Memphis, TN | 38118

Scheduling: Call 901-306-5433 

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Other Testing Sites in Memphis

COVID-19 testing is also offered at a number of other sites — like select CVS, Medical Testing, MedPost Urgent Care and Walgreens locations — but they are not part of the community testing group.

If you’re interested in one of those facilities, find information about them here and call ahead to ask about scheduling and cost.


Testing in Fayette County

COVID-19 testing is available in Fayette County through the Fayette County Health Department in Somerville. You are advised to call ahead for an appointment at 901-465-5243.


Testing in Tipton County

COVID-19 testing is available in Tipton County through the Tipton County Health Department in Covington. Click here or information about hours and availability.


Testing in Arkansas

COVID-19 testing is available at a number of locations throughout northeastern and southeastern Arkansas. The state health department created a county-by-county list with addresses, hours, phone numbers and additional information. You can find it here.


Testing in Mississippi

COVID-19 testing is available at a number of locations throughout northern Mississippi. On the state health department's website, you can enter your city's name and it will provide you with the name and contact information for testing sites near you.

 


Coronavirus Resource Center

For updates from MLH facilities, community resources, COVID-19 FAQs and much more, visit our Coronavirus Resource Center


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