COVID-19 Testing at Baptist

Baptist COVID-19 testing by appointment and on demand

Baptist Memorial Health Care has established two COVID-19 testing locations in the greater Memphis area. We give you the option of scheduling an appointment at our drive-thru testing center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, or getting a test with an appointment at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Mississippi.

Who should be tested for COVID-19?

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (such as new loss of taste or smell, fever, cough, difficulty breathing, repeated shaking with chills (rigors), muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, new onset fatigue, diarrhea and headache), or if you were recently exposed to someone who has COVID-19, you should be tested.

If you have difficulty breathing, call 911 or the nearest emergency department before going there.

Where can I get tested?

Baptist has two drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers in the greater Memphis area. Click on the location nearest you for more details and instructions. To learn about other testing options, speak with your doctor.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis: Appointment Recommended

If you would like to be tested at our Baptist Memphis location, we recommend you make an appointment in advance. Doing so will ensure you will be tested when you arrive. If you arrive at the test location without an appointment, you will have to make an appointment before you can be tested. The site is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto: Appointment Only

Baptist DeSoto offers COVID testing by appointment only. You must call 662-772-4343 to schedule an appointment. COVID testing appointments are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and selected Saturdays from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. You can schedule testing appointments Monday- Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What to expect after your COVID-19 test

If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting on your results, here’s what you need to know.
Tested Patient - English (PDF 72 KB) | Tested Patient - Spanish (PDF 82 KB)

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