COVID-19 Testing

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The fastest and easiest way to get free UMMC COVID-19
screening is with the C Spire Health app 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday
If you do not have a smartphone, call 601-496-7200.
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Already a C Spire Wireless or Home customer? Use your existing username and password to log in to C Spire Health.
Testing available by appointment only at the following locations:
For other testing locations available statewide, please visit the Mississippi State Department of Health website.
These testing locations are not affiliated with UMMC and have their own screening and appointment processes.
testing_1.png1. Get Screened
Download the C Spire Health app and sign in or call 601-496-7200 for screening. If you need testing, we will give you an appointment.
testing_2.png2. Get Tested
If we give you an appointment, go for drive-through testing at your designated time and location.
3. Get Home
Go home and stay home. We will call you with your results. Behave as if you were sick until the test results arrive.

UMMC and MSDH are leading an effort to address the state’s COVID-19 outbreak by offering free screening and testing. People experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath or have known or suspected exposure to the virus can be screened through the C Spire Health app, available for download for iPhone iOS and Android phones. Need assistance? Learn how to download the C Spire Health app. Those who use the app will have a video call with a UMMC clinician on their smartphone or tablet. Callers will speak to a UMMC clinician by phone. The app, screening and testing are free of charge. The app is available for screening from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Those without smartphones can call 601-496-7200 to be screened but the C Spire Health app is the fastest, easiest way to get screened and get an appointment to be tested.

During screening, a clinician will ask a few questions to determine the person’s risk of having the virus. Those at high risk will receive a next-day appointment for drive-through testing. Those deemed not at high risk may be given instructions for self-care at home.

People with an appointment should plan to arrive on time. Only people with an appointment will be tested. People will stay in their vehicles and providers wearing protective gear will come to the car window. The provider will insert a long, naso-pharyngeal swab deep into the nose of the person being tested, similar to a flu test. The specimen they retrieve will go to UMMC for laboratory testing. 

Waiting for results
UMMC will contact people with their test results. In the meantime, it is crucial for everyone who has been tested go home. Self-isolate at home, away from friends and family, for at least 7 days from when symptoms first began or 3 days after symptoms improve significantly, whichever time is longer. Stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid groups of 10 or more people, even when quarantine is no longer needed.

We thank our partners in the COVID-19 Testing Program:
Mississippi State Department of Health
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MEMA Mississippi Emergency Management Logo
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
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