Health Information

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  1. Testing Locations and Free Mask Distribution Throughout Shelby County
  2. Free Testing for Memphis/Shelby County Essential Workers
  3. Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Travel Restrictions
  4. Local, State and National Health Resources
  5. Mental Health

 

Testing Locations and Free Mask Distribution Throughout Shelby County

To view a list of COVID-19 testing locations throughout Shelby County, please click here. To find the closest testing location to you by your address, click here.

The Shelby County Health Department is dispensing fabric face masks at Shelby County Health Department locations at no cost. For more information, click here.

 


Free Testing for Memphis/Shelby County Essential Workers

Essential workers in Memphis and Shelby County can receive free testing for COVID-19 if they feel sick or believe they have had contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive.

The employees included in this category are:

  • Healthcare workers
  • First responders (such as paramedics, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement officers and fire fighters)
  • Employees at fast food restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, public utilities and sanitation
  • Employees at correctional facilities

People wishing to be tested are encouraged to visit www.covid19.memphistn.gov or contact the following testing locations for availability: 

  • Case Management - 901 821-5880 or email COVID-19TestCMI@cmiofmemphis.org
  • Christ Community Health Services –Text “Test2020” to 91999
  • Cherokee Healthcare - krogerhealth.com/covidtesting
  • Church Health Center- (901) 272-0003
  • Memphis Health Center- (901) 261-2042
  • Tri-State Community Health Center- (901) 572-1573
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center- Text “COVID” to 901-203-5526 or www.mycareplan.net/covid-19
  • Walgreens – Schedule online walgreens.com/coronavirus
  • CVS Health - 6116 Quince Road
  • CVS Health - 2115 Union Ave

 


Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Travel Restrictions

MATA has set new rules for ridership in an effort to comply with social distancing goals. No more than ten riders are permitted on fix-route buses and trolleys. Riders are encouraged to keep their distance from other riders.

 


Local, State and National Health Resources

The Centers for Disease Control provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and health care professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The CDC’s guidance includes:

  • Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds   
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitizer that is 60 percent alcohol    
  • Put a physical distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and other people   
  • Avoid physical contact with other people   
  • Stay home if you’re sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick    
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough     
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces    
     

The Tennessee Department of Health has information on the virus, guidance for the public, and updates on COVID-19 cases in Tennessee. Please visit https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html


The Shelby County Department of Health has information on the virus, guidance for the public, and updates on COVID-19 cases in Shelby County: https://insight.livestories.com/s/v2/shelby-county-health-department-covid-19/db01f01b-3f9d-460a-9548-1db37ed0ccbd

  • The Health Department’s Covid-19 Call Center can be reached at 833-943-1658, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Sunday

 


Mental Health

Almost every aspect of our daily lives has been altered in recent weeks, and many in our community are facing extreme health and financial strain due to this disease. It is extremely important that we take care of our mental health in this time. Here are some resources that are available to you:

Here are some phone numbers you can call if you need help:

  • Disaster stress hotline: 1-800-985-5990
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233