COVID-19 Testing

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For free UMMC COVID-19 screening, complete our online form any time, or call 601-496-7200 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday).
Online Screening Form

Mississippians can be tested for COVID-19 at selected Mississippi State Department of Health county health department, community testing locations and at the West Street Farmers Market in Jackson as MSDH and the University of Mississippi Medical Center continue efforts to reduce virus transmission. 

Mississippi K-12 public, private and parochial teachers and school staff can be tested by appointment only, regardless of whether they show symptoms or have had close contact with someone positive for the virus, at the West Street Farmers Market in Jackson or at any one-day collection site coordinated by MSDH and UMMC. Testing is Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the West Street Farmers Market, corner of West and Woodrow Wilson Avenue, or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at one-day sites.

Testing available by appointment only at the following locations:
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Complete the online form or call 601-496-7200. If you need testing, we will give you an appointment.
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If we give you an appointment, go for drive-through testing at your designated time and location.
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3. Get Home
Go home and stay home. We will call you with your results. Behave as if you were sick until the test results arrive.

UMMC and the Mississippi State Department of Health are leading an effort to address the state’s COVID-19 outbreak by offering free screening and testing. People experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath or with known or suspected exposure to the virus can be screened by:

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During screening, a UMMC clinician will obtain information to determine the person’s risk of having the virus. Those at high risk will receive a next-day appointment for drive-through testing. Those deemed not at high risk may be given instructions for self-care at home.

Testing
People with an appointment should plan to arrive on time. Only people with an appointment will be tested. People will stay in their vehicles and providers wearing protective gear will come to the car window. The provider will insert a long, naso-pharyngeal swab deep into the nose of the person being tested, similar to a flu test. The specimen they retrieve will go to UMMC for laboratory testing. 

Waiting for results
UMMC will contact people with their test results. In the meantime, it is crucial for everyone who has been tested go home. Self-isolate at home, away from friends and family, for at least 14 days from when symptoms first began or 3 days after symptoms improve significantly, whichever time is longer. Stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid groups of 20 or more people, even when quarantine is no longer needed.

We thank our partners in the COVID-19 Testing Program:
Mississippi State Department of Health
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Department of Public Safety State of Mississippi logo.