UT Health Science Centre to offer drive-thru COVID tests as omicron surges

UPDATE: This COVID testing web-site at the UTHSC campus will have a delayed start out on Thursday, January 6.

It will open up at noon, pending any extraordinary winter season temperature disorders. If the UTHSC campus is closed owing to inclement climate, the testing web-site will also be shut for the day.

The website will resume ordinary operating hrs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday.

For concerns about the web-site, individuals are requested to contact 901.866.8980. 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Health and fitness Science Heart and its clinical observe lover, University Medical Wellbeing opened a generate-via COVID-19 testing web-site for the public on Wednesday on their campus.

With the demand for Coronavirus tests growing throughout the region, this web site arrives as a more reduction for the Mid-South.

“We observed a will need in the neighborhood to raise our testing obtain. We know that a great deal of our community websites are particularly overloaded in that ability,” Local community Outreach Director for UCH, Brandon Williams, mentioned.

A handle on the virus which is surging below in Shelby County with an ordinary of additional than 2,300 new situations reported every day around the previous 7 days.

Very long lines at UTHSC are expected but it is truly worth it if you ask individuals like Kelton Reynolds who waited to get tested.

“It’s definitely nice to know since you know, if you do have a sore throat, you’re like, probably I shouldn’t go into work now. Being capable to occur below, determine it out, for guaranteed. And then make an knowledgeable choice from there,” Reynolds explained.

The site is at the moment envisioned to be in procedure through February to provide tests Monday by way of Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

UTHSC is not administering fast assessments. Outcomes will be despatched by means of e-mail and/or by textual content within 24-36 several hours from the time a specimen is gained.

Testing will be found in the driveway region of the Van Vleet Developing positioned on Dunlap Street.

There is no appointment needed but all those staying examined must provide identification demonstrating evidence of residency.

UTHSC is also featuring testing at its Cresthaven area as well. For additional facts about the screening web pages, be sure to simply call 901-866-8980.

To discover more about other offered assets in Shelby County, visit uthsc.edu/coronavirus.