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. 

Click here to review our full selection. 

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. 

Categories: COVID-19, PPE

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.

Category: COVID-19

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

Click here for up-to-date guidance.

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.

Category: COVID-19
Tags: masks, N95

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.

Tags: masks, N95

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.

Click here for a full masking guideline sheet.

Tag: masks

Call the Center for Disease Control if you face a concerning situation that makes you uncertain.

The CDC phone number is 770-488-7100.

Tag: CDC

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.

 

LocationsAgesAddressesZip CodeDaysTimesScheduling Instructions
Case Management – Alliance Healthcare Frayserall ages2100 Whitney38127Tu, Th3:00pm-5:00pmcall (901) 821-5880 (All ages tested)
Case Management – Alice Aveall ages1087 Alice Avenue38106Fri9:00am-11:00amcall (901) 821-5880 (All ages tested)
Case Management – pop up eventsall agesVaries38053/38106Sat9:00am-1:00pmcall (901) 821-5880 (All ages tested)
Cherokee – Frayserall ages2574 Frayser Blvd38127Tu, Th1:30pm-4:00pmself-swabbing; no appointment necessary; call 901-302-4371 for questions
Cherokee – Parkway Villageall ages4095 American Way, Suite 238118Tu, Wed, Th9:00am-12:00pm (Tu, Th), 11:30-1:00pm (Wed)self-swabbing; no appointment necessary; call 901-302-4373 for questions
Christ Community Health Services – Thirdall ages3362 S 3rd St38109Mo-Fri10:00am-12:00pmText “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested
Christ Community Health Services – Frayserall ages969 Frayser Blvd38127Tu, Th3:00pm-4:00pmText “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested
Christ Community Health Services – Raleighall ages3481 Austin Peay Hwy38128Tu, Th4:00pm-5:00pmText “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested
Christ Community Health – Orange Moundall ages2569 Douglass Ave38114Th, Fri11:30am-12:30pmText “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested
Christ Community Health Services – Broadall ages2861 Broad Ave38112Wed3:00pm-4:00pmText “Test2020” to 91999; all ages tested
Christ Community Health Services – Lamar Emissions Stationall ages1720 RKS Commercial Cove38114Mo-Fri8:30am-11:30am; 1:30pm-4:30pmText “Test2020” to 91999 for appointment, but not required; all ages tested
Church Health – Crosstown5 yr +1350 Concourse Ave38104Tu, Wed, Th8:00am-11:00amcall (901) 272-0003
Memphis Health Center – Crump1 yr +360 E. H. Crump Blvd.38126Mo, Wed5:30pm-7:00pmCall (901) 261-2042; all ages tested
Shelby County Health Department – Collierville 167 Washington Street38017Tu8:30am-5pmCall 901-222-9900, by appointment only
Shelby County Health Department – Millington15 yr+8225 US-5138053Tu8:30am-3:30pmCall 901-222-9949, by appointment only
Tri-State – Pinebrookall ages1725 Pinebrook38116Fri9:00am-1:00pmcall (901) 572-1573 or text Cov2019 to 91999; all ages tested
Tri-State – Knight Arnoldall ages4041 Knight Arnold Road38118Wed, Fri3:00pm-7:00pm (Wed), 9:00am-1:00pm (Fri)call (901) 572-1573 or text Cov2019 to 91999; all ages tested
UCH – Appling Emissions Stationall ages2355 Appling City Cove38133Mo-Fri, Sat8:30am-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 Clinicall ages3885 Tchulahoma Rd38118Mo4:00pm-6:00pmCall 901-306-5433, by appointment only

Other Testing Locations

LocationsAges for TestingAddressZip CodeDaysTimesScheduling Instructions
CVS – Union Ave18 yr +38104Mo-SuVariessign up on portal www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
CVS – Stage Rd18 yr +38134Mo-SuVariessign up on portal www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
CVS – Quince Rd18 yr +38119Mo-SuVariessign up on portal www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
Germantown pediatric and family medicineall ages3180 professional plaza suite 11138139Mon-FriVariesCall (901) 854-5455 for an appointment.
Medical Testing – American Way4 yr +4322 American Way38118Mo, Fri11:00am-8:00pmNo appointment necessary; Call 901-795-5905 for information
MedPost Urgent Care Centers – Bartlett (38134)13 yr +38134Mo-Su8am-8pmfind locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing
MedPost Urgent Care – Cordova13 yr +38016Mo-Su8am-8pmfind locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing
MedPost Urgent Care – East Memphis13 yr +38117Mo-Su8am-8pmfind locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing
MedPost Urgent Care – Germantown13 yr +38138Mo-Su8am-8pmfind locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing
MedPost Urgent Care – Collierville13 yr +38017Mo-Su8am-8pmfind locations on medpost.com; call ahead or walk in for testing
New Life Medical Center5 yr +38002Mo-Fri, Sa7:30am-4:30pm (M-F), 9:00am-12:30pm (Sa)Walk-ins or Appointment by phone (901-213-0100) or online (newlifemedcenters.com)
Walgreens – Shelby Drive18 yr +6672 E Shelby Drive38141Mo-Su9:00am-5:00pmschedule online at walgreens.com/coronavirus
Walgreens – Summer/Highland18 yr +3502 Summer Ave38122Mo-Su9:00am-5:00pmschedule online at walgreens.com/coronavirus

Baptist Health – by appointment only, call 866-941-4785  
Testing is being done at Baptist Memorial Hospital-ColliervilleBaptist Minor Medical Center-Olive Branch, Pop-Up Testing at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, and Pop-Up Testing at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

Category: COVID-19

With new guidelines emerging quickly, you need a comprehensive billing guide for COVID-19 telehealth encounters.

Click here for CMS and commercial payers plans, policies and appropriate CPT code.

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.