A COVID-19 drive-thru evaluation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Brunson Elementary/Warren Middle School at Warren. Participants don’t have to live in Bradley County to attend, according to a news release.
This evaluation clinic is for anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms, including cough, fever, shortness of breath.
Not everyone who is sick needs to be tested. Physicians from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will evaluate people using a standard COVID-19 testing algorithm to see if they need to be tested.
If a person is tested, the specimen will be collected using a nasal swab and the patient will receive a phone call about their results as soon as they are available, usually within five days. If a person isn’t tested, they will be given instructions on how to take care of themselves and their families at home, according to the release.
“If you feel well and don’t have any symptoms, continue to stay home, wash your hands regularly, and practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from other people when in public places,” according to the release.
For the April 28 evaluation, people are asked to bring their health insurance information with them if they hae it. No one will be turned away due to not having medical insurance.
“You will not receive a bill for anything that insurance may not cover. You do not have to be a resident of Bradley County. Anyone is welcome to come and be evaluated,” according to the release.
Sponsors in this joint effort include Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, Bradley County Medical Center, city of Warren, Mainline Health Systems, Marsh-George Clinic, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Warren School District.
An online screening tool is available at uamshealth.com/healthnow. Phone screening is also available through the UAMS Health hotline at 800-632-4502.