LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – A community drive-thru evaluation clinic for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 23 at Saint Mark Baptist Church, 5722 W. 12th St. in Little Rock. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.
The clinic will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) along with Saint Mark Baptist Church, the City of Little Rock, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock and the National Urban League of the State of Arkansas.
You do not have to be a UAMS patient to be seen. 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.
UAMS physicians will evaluate you to see if you need to be tested. If you are not tested, you will be given instructions on how to take care of yourself and your family at home. If you are tested, results take several days to come back and you will receive a phone call about your test results.
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. An online screening tool is available at uamshealth.com/healthnow. Phone screening is available through the UAMS Health hotline at 800-632-4502.