Sunday, March 22, 2020

Covid19 Testing Sites Announced

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will now be keeping an active list of local  COVID-19 testing sites throughout the state.

 
The list has been provided to MSDH from local county emergency management agencies and local providers. It will be updated daily when positive cases are updated on the MSDH website (usually mid-morning).
 
Residents are asked to call the facility before coming in for possible testing as procedures will differ from site to site. A fever of 100.4 AND severe cough or chest pain is required to receive testing.
 
The list of facilities that will be testing starting on Monday is as follows:
Forrest General Hospital – Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg Clinic – Hattiesburg
Gulfport Memorial Hospital – Gulfport
St. Dominic Hospital – Jackson
Itawamba/Med Plus Urgent Care – Fulton
Lee/Med Plus Urgent Care – Tupelo
Memorial Drinkwater Internal Medicine Walk-In Clinic – Bay St. Louis
Memorial Long Beach Walk-In Clinic – Long Beach
Memorial Physician Walk-In Clinics – Walmart – Biloxi
Memorial Primary Care Cedar Lake – Biloxi
Memorial Stone County Medical Center – Wiggins
Memorial Surgery Center of Ocean Springs – Ocean Springs
Neshoba General Hospital – Philadelphia
North Mississippi Medical Center – Tupelo
Singing River Health System Clinics – Ocean Springs
Singing River Health System Clinics – Pascagoula
Singing River Health System Clinics – Hurley
Singing River Health System Clinics – Vancleave
Singing River Health System Clinics – Woolmarket
   

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on guys?

None in Meridian?
None in Greenville?
None in Vicksburg?
None in Natchez?
None in Starkville?
None in Columbus?
None in Oxford?
None in Southaven?
None in Cleveland?
None in Clarksdale?
More in Jackson, Madison, Pearl, Brandon, Clinton?

Anonymous said...

Perception of COVID-19. Nothingburger.

Anonymous said...

There's a reason East Mississippi has no reported cases.

What a joke MSDH is.

Anonymous said...

How about Ummc? After taking millions of dollars every year from tax payers, isn’t now the time to step up?

Anonymous said...

Cool! Hurley and Vancleave got it before Meridian or Laurel.

Anonymous said...

Haters Gonna Hate - And Potatoes Gonna Potate

Next you are going to complain about not shutting down the beaches?

Anonymous said...

If you wait until everyone is sick before issuing a stay at home order, it's too late. Political cowardice and out right ignorance are going to kill a lot of people in Mississippi in the coming weeks.

Anonymous said...

Stupid waste of resources. How many of the folks are going to tell the truth about their symptoms? None of them. Stop this nonsense. Act as if you are positive and act accordingly. If you are sick enough to to to the hospital, go. You will be tested. If you aren't sick enough, stay the hell away and save on the swabs and test kits.

Anonymous said...

Thank you @9:36- Testing will mainly serve to increase statistics. There’s no medicinal help readily available. Only those in dire need should be confirmed AT HOSPITAL for proper treatment. If folks proceeded as if they were contagious, and, if sick with mild symptoms, kept themselves isolated to heal, things would calm down. The hysteria over a test is comical! If you’re well enough to post on social media about wanting to be tested, you ain’t sick enough!! America is slap full of hypercondriacs!

Anonymous said...

817 UMMC as a whole pays an order of magnitude more in taxes than it receives from tax payers. What it does receive goes to the schools of medicine, nursing, SHRP, etc for student education, not to the university hospital, clinics, of their employees that are hard at work right now trying to prevent people like you from becoming a statistic.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Thank you 10:50!

Anonymous said...

I found this data driven link. The data input is modeled on the 19th and hasn’t been updated to include current caseload. There is a model for each state, but I’m going to post the Mississippi one for obvious reasons.



https://covidactnow.org/state/MS

Anonymous said...

Testing people with advanced symptoms is a waste of resources. Treatment for those people is not going to change based on the test results. We need to be testing their known contacts to find those whose are positive before they start exhibiting symptoms or who are asymptomatic.

Anonymous said...

1050 so how much tax does ummc pay, since you sound like an expert know it all. And what exactly ummc has done for Mississippi people in this pandemic for prevention? We have more infected people per capita than California, which is much densely populated and traveled to. Great job.

Anonymous said...

UMMC also is one of the top two largest employers in MS with close to 10,000 employees.

Anonymous said...

So . . . do some high up folks in MSDH live near the coast?

Seems like the testing capability is focused upon the coastal area.

Hey! Maybe we can declare the distribution of testing to be racist . . . and get it distributed better around the state.

PS: None in Vicksburg either.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tested the rumor that smoking Crack kills coronavirus?

Anonymous said...

You can’t fight what you can’t see

Anonymous said...

These are not MSDH sites. They're sites opened up by private hospitals and clinics. MSDH is just sharing the info in one place.

Anonymous said...

"UMMC as a whole pays an order of magnitude more in taxes than it receives from tax payers. "

A non-profit school pays taxes? When did they become taxable? Their employees pay income tax, but the school pays nothing AFAIK.

Anonymous said...

COVID-19 testing sites = Insanity.

Calm Down said...

At this point, we are forced to deal with the panic as much as deal with the virus, regardless of how deadly it is or not. Testing is the first step. Either we see confirmation of the fears (high hospitalization and death) or we calm folks by proving out the idea that this is more or less one more flu. So by all means, let's test. We'll get through this one as we have in the past. Buckle up, man up, let's roll.

Anonymous said...

11:10 am In Mississippi, I haven't seen panic, I've seen apathy.

I've seen an astonishing number of ridiculously uninformed comments on this site including you total lack of understanding about the difference in the ordinary flu viruses and this virus.

Nor do you seem to understand how our medical system works or why we are experiencing such shortages compared to what is usually needed. Hint: It's that this virus isn't ordinary.

Calm Down said...

@11:42
I'd ask that you point out how my comment is uninformed? One what aspect am I making an assertion that is without support? In what way did I make any assertion about the state of our potentially overwhelmed health care system? Did I ask folks to ignore the reasonable guidelines handed down by the government? Either this is an end of the world situation or it is not. Test and we'll find out.
As for 'shortages', I've seen many who cry 'potential shortages' that are coming 'in a week or 10 days', which is based on their modeling. That model may or may not be accurate. I agree with the huge effort being made now to ensure that does not become accurate. I have yet to actually see a report on a real, right now, shortage of any material needed, save for the tests, which seems to have been largely abated at this point. Save your panic for when it's called for.

Anonymous said...

There is a nationwide shortage of collection devices (which can't be cotton tipped wooden sticks) and RNA extraction kits, which can't be made up in a hurry. Drive by testing is not yet our option and is insane. The tests should be reserved for medical triage and health care workers.

Anonymous said...

Hats off to UMC for setting up a remote drive thru site and supplying an app , free of charge to use! This took a lot of collaboration with different sectors in the medical field, first responders and private business sector. It is the only site in state set up to drive thru, Super smart since most affected are elderly! I think this model is brilliant! Way to go! Thank you UMC, just goes to show what we can do when we all work together, No , I don’t work for UMC; but I can appreciate what they have created at fairgrounds.

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