COVID-19 testing at Tiger Lane moves to old Lamar Vehicle Inspection Station

COVID-19 testing at Tiger Lane moves to old Lamar Vehicle Inspection Station
(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP) (David Santiago)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tiger Lane COVID-19 testing site, managed by a partnership between the City of Memphis and University Clinical Health, has moved to the Old Lamar Vehicle Inspection Station.

The new site is located at 1720 RKS Commercial Drive off Lamar Ave. near Interstate 240.

According to a University Clinical Health spokesperson, the move was made to ensure the safety of all the site workers in times of extreme heat and in preparation for a longer-term testing strategy for the city.

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The old inspection station offers a flexible testing space for the workers including a cooler space to combat harsh summer temperatures.

The testing site will continue to serve up to 200 patients per day with plans to expand testing hours/days within the upcoming weeks to allow for additional tests.

Current hours of operation are Thursday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by appointment only.