Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MMS has worked diligently to source, donate when possible, and sell PPE for our physicians and healthcare team members.
We have now updated our PPE ordering form with additional items, including hand sanitizer, lab coats and more.
As always, we are here to support our physicians and healthcare team members throughout this pandemic and beyond. If you have any questions regarding PPE, please click here to email us directly.
Scientists have discovered the virus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
NO REFERRAL IS NEED.
However, please advise patients the following.
Do not show up to a doctor’s office or healthcare center for COVID-19 testing unless you were instructed to do so by your provider or have an appointment.
Do not show up to an emergency department for testing or treatment unless you have called ahead to notify them first.
You can find a list of testing sites here.
In regards to the pediatric population, there is a very low number of reported cases in children worldwide. Some are led to believe that children may be relatively immune to COVID-19; however, there is no data to support this either way. Those children that have presented and tested as positive, show the same general signs as adults: dry cough, trouble breathing and fever above 102.2
Yes, someone not presenting as COVID-19 can still be COVID-19 positive. Symptoms are very vague, and COVID-19 can be transmit if someone is a-symptomatic.
If you have a patient you suspect has COVID-19 call 833-943-1658 or Tennessee Department of Health 615-741-7247.
The CDC provides interim guidance to assist with assessment of risk, monitoring, and work restriction decisions for HCP with potential exposure to COVID-19
Medical students and healthcare workers can be trained in remote COVID-19 triaging. For more information, click here.
The length of the COVID-19 outbreak all depends on our actions today. If everyone follows the Stay at Home order, washes hands frequently and considers masking themselves when in essential public spaces, the virus can be shut down completely.
It is advised/and often required that the public mask in some way, while in these public settings. N95 masks are not needed. Any surgical mask or homemade mask will work.
The filter just has to say “95” and be from 3M.
95 means it filters out 95% of particles >0.5 microns.
“N’ means it is NOT oil resistant. “P” means its oil resistant.
N95 filters are exhausted, but there’s respirators and P95 filters available.
A respirator mask with a P95 filter will do the same thing as an N95, and oil resistant.
Surgical Masks are adequate protection for first responders and Healthcare workers UNLESS performing any aerosol producing procedure. In those cases, USE N95 (at minimum) as well as eye protection, gown, gloves.
Call the Center for Disease Control if you face a concerning situation that makes you uncertain.
The CDC phone number is 770-488-7100.
Currently, the suggestion is to discontinue well checks. We need to prevent contact with non-emergency patients. Consider how telehealth could assistance with these patients.
Try to avoid patients who are scheduled for routine follow-up visits. If patients call in with a respiratory concern, instruct them not to come to the clinic. Try to triage over the phone or using telehealth options. Think innovatively about how to help patients without contact.
Testing for COVID-19 is now available at no cost for anyone experiencing even mild symptoms. Testing sites are located throughout Shelby County. If you suspect that you have been exposed to someone who has confirmed COVID-19 and are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, please call your healthcare provider, the Shelby County COVID-19 hotline: 901-222-6275, or contact one of the available testing sites to make an appointment.
Do not show up to a doctor’s office or healthcare center for COVID-19 testing unless you were instructed to do so by your provider or have an appointment. Do not show up to an emergency department for testing or treatment unless you have called ahead to notify them first.
If you need assistance finding a COVID-19 testing center near you, please call 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.
MATA Transportation is still available for coordination at Church Health and UT/UCH sites.
|Locations||Ages||Addresses||Zip Code||Days||Times||Scheduling Instructions|
|Case Management – Alliance Healthcare Frayser||all ages||2100 Whitney||38127||Tu, Th||3:00pm-5:00pm||call (901) 821-5880 (All ages tested)|
|Case Management – Alice Ave||all ages||1087 Alice Avenue||38106||Fri||9:00am-11:00am||call (901) 821-5880 (All ages tested)|
|Case Management – pop up events||all ages||Varies||38053/38106||Sat||9:00am-1:00pm||call (901) 821-5880 (All ages tested)|
|Cherokee – Frayser||all ages||2574 Frayser Blvd||38127||Tu, Th||1:30pm-4:00pm||self-swabbing; no appointment necessary; call 901-302-4371 for questions|
|Cherokee – Parkway Village||all ages||4095 American Way, Suite 2||38118||Tu, Wed, Th||9:00am-12:00pm (Tu, Th), 11:30-1:00pm (Wed)||self-swabbing; no appointment necessary; call 901-302-4373 for questions|
|Christ Community Health Services – Third||all ages||3362 S 3rd St||38109||Mo-Fri||10:00am-12:00pm||Text “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested|
|Christ Community Health Services – Frayser||all ages||969 Frayser Blvd||38127||Tu, Th||3:00pm-4:00pm||Text “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested|
|Christ Community Health Services – Raleigh||all ages||3481 Austin Peay Hwy||38128||Tu, Th||4:00pm-5:00pm||Text “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested|
|Christ Community Health – Orange Mound||all ages||2569 Douglass Ave||38114||Th, Fri||11:30am-12:30pm||Text “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested|
|Christ Community Health Services – Broad||all ages||2861 Broad Ave||38112||Wed||3:00pm-4:00pm||Text “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested|
|Christ Community Health Services – Lamar Emissions Station||all ages||1720 RKS Commercial Cove||38114||Mo-Fri||8:30am-11:30am; 1:30pm-4:30pm||Text “Test2020” to 91999 for appointment, but not required; all ages tested|
|Church Health – Crosstown||5 yr +||1350 Concourse Ave||38104||Tu, Wed, Th||8:00am-11:00am||call (901) 272-0003|
|Memphis Health Center – Crump||1 yr +||360 E. H. Crump Blvd.||38126||Mo, Wed||5:30pm-7:00pm||Call (901) 261-2042; all ages tested|
|Shelby County Health Department – Collierville||167 Washington Street||38017||Tu||8:30am-5pm||Call 901-222-9900, by appointment only|
|Shelby County Health Department – Millington||15 yr+||8225 US-51||38053||Tu||8:30am-3:30pm||Call 901-222-9949, by appointment only|
|Tri-State – Pinebrook||all ages||1725 Pinebrook||38116||Fri||9:00am-1:00pm||call (901) 572-1573 or text Cov2019 to 91999; all ages tested|
|Tri-State – Knight Arnold||all ages||4041 Knight Arnold Road||38118||Wed, Fri||3:00pm-7:00pm (Wed), 9:00am-1:00pm (Fri)||call (901) 572-1573 or text Cov2019 to 91999; all ages tested|
|UCH – Appling Emissions Station||all ages||2355 Appling City Cove||38133||Mo-Fri, Sat||8:30am-4:00pm (Mo-Fri), 8:30am-12:00pm (Sat)||Text “covid” to 901-203-5526 for appointment, but not required; all ages tested|
|Wellness & Stress Clinic||all ages||3885 Tchulahoma Rd||38118||Mo||4:00pm-6:00pm||Call 901-306-5433, by appointment only|
Other Testing Locations
|Locations||Ages for Testing||Address||Zip Code||Days||Times||Scheduling Instructions|
|CVS – Union Ave||18 yr +||–||38104||Mo-Su||Varies||sign up on portal www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing|
|CVS – Stage Rd||18 yr +||–||38134||Mo-Su||Varies||sign up on portal www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing|
|CVS – Quince Rd||18 yr +||–||38119||Mo-Su||Varies||sign up on portal www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing|
|Germantown pediatric and family medicine||all ages||3180 professional plaza suite 111||38139||Mon-Fri||Varies||Call (901) 854-5455 for an appointment.|
|Medical Testing – American Way||4 yr +||4322 American Way||38118||Mo, Fri||11:00am-8:00pm||No appointment necessary; Call 901-795-5905 for information|
|MedPost Urgent Care Centers – Bartlett (38134)||13 yr +||–||38134||Mo-Su||8am-8pm||find locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing|
|MedPost Urgent Care – Cordova||13 yr +||–||38016||Mo-Su||8am-8pm||find locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing|
|MedPost Urgent Care – East Memphis||13 yr +||–||38117||Mo-Su||8am-8pm||find locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing|
|MedPost Urgent Care – Germantown||13 yr +||–||38138||Mo-Su||8am-8pm||find locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing|
|MedPost Urgent Care – Collierville||13 yr +||–||38017||Mo-Su||8am-8pm||find locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing|
|New Life Medical Center||5 yr +||–||38002||Mo-Fri, Sa||7:30am-4:30pm (M-F), 9:00am-12:30pm (Sa)||Walk-ins or Appointment by phone (901-213-0100) or online (newlifemedcenters.com)|
|Walgreens – Shelby Drive||18 yr +||6672 E Shelby Drive||38141||Mo-Su||9:00am-5:00pm||schedule online at walgreens.com/coronavirus|
|Walgreens – Summer/Highland||18 yr +||3502 Summer Ave||38122||Mo-Su||9:00am-5:00pm||schedule online at walgreens.com/coronavirus|
Baptist Health – by appointment only, call 866-941-4785
Testing is being done at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville, Baptist Minor Medical Center-Olive Branch, Pop-Up Testing at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, and Pop-Up Testing at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.
With new guidelines emerging quickly, you need a comprehensive billing guide for COVID-19 telehealth encounters.
Tennessee Medical Association has developed an app to facilitate telehealth solutions that are easy on patients and physicians.
Click here to download the app.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid people with flu-like symptoms. Cover your cough with your sleeve or a tissue and dispose. Don’t touch your face, nose, mouth or eyes. Stay away from others if you have flu-like symptoms.
Before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or testing site, call a doctor first to discuss your symptoms.
Close contact with an infected person (within six feet or 10 minutes or more) Uncovered coughing or sneezing on the other people or surfaces
Cough, fever, muscle and body aches and difficulty breathing.
Coronavirus is a type of virus
transmitted from animals to humans.
Once a new strain infects humans, it is called a “novel coronavirus”
and can cause sicknesses ranging from a common cold to severe
respiratory illness. The novel coronavirus spreading in the United
States causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. If you have
questions about COVID-19, please call the hotline at 866-941-4785.