Tennessee Dept. of Health announces drive-thru assessment locations in Shelby County

Updated: Mar. 19, 2020 at 10:38 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health announced drive-thru coronavirus assessment sites Wednesday in several counties across the state.

In Shelby County, Christ Community Health Services will offer remote assessment for COVID-19 at one location on 3rd Street Saturday morning by appointment only.

  • Christ Community Health Services Third Street Health Center | 3362 S. 3rd St., Memphis - 901-842-3166

According to to the clinic, all the appointments are already reserved.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says the state is working with private providers to provide drive-thru assessment sites so people can avoid unnecessary risks.

Individuals should first call their primary care physician, but if they can’t perform coronavirus tests you should call the assessment sites prior to arrival.

The Tennessee Department of Health says most locations do a phone assessment to determine if an in-person assessment or test is needed. Most individuals, particularly those with mild or no symptoms, do not need a test.

See more assessment locations across the state here.

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