Mississippi health officials to offer free coronavirus testing Friday only

Coronavirus outbreak: What you need to know

MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center will open two free coronavirus mobile testing sites.

The tests will be offered Friday only.

Those who want to be tested must go through a screening first.

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Screenings are available through the UMMC clinician. To reach the clinic call 601-496-7200.

Screenings are also available through the C Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage telehealth smartphone app. The app can be downloaded in both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

If a health professional believes there is a risk for coronavirus, then an appointment to be tested will be made.

In a statement to FOX13, Jim Craig, MSDH Senior Deputy and Director of Health Protection, said: “By offering these one-day test site clinics, we’re hoping to fill some gaps in areas that are seeing a lot of positive cases but don’t have many other local testing options currently available.”

Testing sites will open be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27.

Coronavirus tests will be given at Coahoma Expo Center and Lewisburg High School.

Appointments must be made for testing.

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