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UMMC opening one-day COVID-19 testing site in Clinton



A drive-up testing site in Colorado. (Photo by The National Guard - Colorado National Guard, CC BY 2.0,
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The University of Mississippi Medical Center will open a one-day COVID-19 testing site in Clinton on Wednesday, April 8.

The testing site will be located at Traceway Park, 200 Soccer Row in Clinton.

Testing is free; however, you must have an appointment to be tested, and appointments are made only after patients complete the screening process.

To get screened:

People experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath can call 601-496-7200 or download the C Spire Health app, available for iPhone iOS and Android phones. Need assistance? Learn how to download the C Spire Health app. Those who use the app will have a video call with a UMMC clinician on their smartphone or tablet. Callers will speak to a UMMC clinician by phone. The app, screening and testing are free of charge. The app is available for screening from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week.


During screening, a clinician will ask a few questions 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.


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 the Mississippi State Department of Health for testing.

For more information, visit the UMMC website.

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