Mississippi State Department of Health
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All Mississippians can be tested for COVID-19 free of charge by appointment at regularly scheduled county health department locations. Free drive-through testing is offered by MSDH in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

Special Testing Groups

If you belong to one of the groups below, you can be tested free without any symptoms or exposure required:

Free protective equipment is offered for these groups:

Please remember to make an appointment at a scheduled testing location on this page to be tested or to receive your protective equipment.

Before You Visit: Making an Appointment

Testing is open to all Mississippians, but before visiting a county health department or other testing site, you must first be screened by speaking with a UMMC clinician to determine your likelihood of COVID-19 infection or exposure. This can be done by calling 601-496-7200 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday) or completing the UMMC COVID-19 online patient Screening form. If the clinician determines that your likelihood of infection is high, you will receive an appointment for drive-through testing. (Teachers and school staff will always receive an appointment when they call or apply.)

After You Are Tested

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should isolate yourself while you wait for test results. If you have a sample taken at one of these locations, it is essential to remain at home and away from other family members as much as possible to prevent the possible spread of disease.

Printed test results from selected MSDH testing events

For some special COVID-19 testing events, testing is performed by the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory (MPHL). If you were tested at a Mississippi State Department of Health testing event and were told that your test sample would be processed by the MPHL, then you can get a printed copy of your test results, if needed, by following the instructions below.

Free Daily Testing in Jackson

The Jackson COVID-19 testing site will be closed Wednesday, May 5 due to storm damage.

Drive-through testing by appointment is available daily at the old West Street Farmers Market in Jackson at the corner of West Street and Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

Scheduled COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Locations

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday



Links referenced
online patient Screening form    https://umc.edu/covidscreening
Online patient screening form    https://umc.edu/covidscreening
More important steps while waiting for test results    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,22051,420,874,html
How to get printed test results from the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,11005,188,pdf/COVID_Test_Result_Requests.pdf
Map and directions    https://goo.gl/maps/pKe6aYy9QTqBbqdW9
Online patient screening and appointment form    https://umc.edu/covidscreening
Locate a county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Make an appointment    https://umc.edu/covidscreening
Locate a county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Make an appointment    https://umc.edu/covidscreening
Locate a county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Make an appointment    https://umc.edu/covidscreening
Locate a county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Make an appointment    https://umc.edu/covidscreening
Locate a county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Make an appointment    https://umc.edu/covidscreening

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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