Several health care entities will conduct Covid-19 evaluations at a drive-thru clinic at Warren on Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The clinic will be located at the Brunson Elementary and Warren Middle School, 201 Scobey Drive in Warren, according to information in several flyers created to notify the public of the drive-through clinic.

The evaluation clinic is open to anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms, including cough, fever, shortness of breath. You do not have to be a resident of Bradley County to be evaluated.

Those who have health insurance are asked to provide that information at the clinic. You will not receive a bill for anything your insurance does not cover and no one will be turned away for lack of health insurance.

Not everyone who is sick needs to be tested. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) physicians will conduct an evaluation using a standard COVID-19 testing algorithm to determine if a person should be tested. If you are tested, the specimen will be collected using a nasal swab. You will receive a phone call about your results as soon as the resuts are available, usually within five days. If you are not tested, you will be given instructions on how to take care of yourself and your family at home.

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 also available through the UAMS Health hotline at 800-632-4502.

The drive-through evaluation clinic is made possible through joint efforts of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, Mainline Health Systems, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Marsh-George Clinic, the Bradley County Medical Center and the Warren School District.

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