Covington County Hospital opened a drive thru COVID-19 testing center on Monday, March 23, and began accepting clinic patients via telehealth calls on Tuesday, March 24, in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 while also offering consistent care to other types of patients.
A person must be experiencing symptoms in order to be tested for COVID-19. These symptoms typically include a cough, fever and shortness of breath. If these symptoms are present, a person should call their local clinic. The clinic will first ask the patient to come to the clinic and remain in their car so that they may be tested for the flu and talk to a provider about their symptoms in a location that would not expose others to potential illness.
If the provider deems it necessary, a patient will be provided with a physician’s order to receive a COVID-19 test. The drive thru testing site is located at 901 Gerald McRaney Street in Collins, across from the main entrance of the hospital. Healthcare professionals will swab the patient and send them home to self-quarantine until results are in.
For patients that do not want to come to the clinic during this time, Covington County Hospital clinics are now offering telehealth visits. Simply call a clinic and request a telehealth appointment. A provider will call each patient at their designated appointment time.
Covington County Hospital Clinics:
Family Medical Associates: 601-765-3180
Family Care Express: 601-765-6292
Family Care Seminary: 601-722-3610
Green Tree Family Medical Clinic: 601-797-3405
Medical Center of Magee: 601-849-1918