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The University of Mississippi Medical Center is offering triage for symptoms via a new smartphone telehealth app and collection of testing samples at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.
Residents who believe they have symptoms of the virus may start the triage process beginning today by using the free app, C Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage, created by the Medical Center and C Spire. The app is available for screening from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week. https://www.cspire.com/cms/wireless/cspire-health/
C Spire Health connects you with a UMMC clinician for on demand treatment of minor health conditions, all from your phone. Schedule your visit, get your diagnosis, and get your prescription.
Only those triaged for their risk level through the app can take part in the collection of samples, at no cost, at the Fairgrounds beginning on Tuesday. UMMC has worked with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the State Department of Agriculture to deploy mobile emergency facilities at the Fairgrounds that will serve as the command center.
Individuals found by UMMC Center for Telehealth providers to be at high risk for infection will receive a next-day appointment at drive-through tents at the Fairgrounds. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. All appointments will be at the Fairgrounds. No one will get out of their vehicle; providers wearing protective gear will come to their window and swab their noses to retrieve specimens for testing to be performed at the Mississippi State Department of Health.
UMMC will notify those tested of the results and give further instructions. Those without a smartphone showing symptoms and who want to be screened can call 601-496-7200. Anyone not experiencing symptoms is asked not to use the app or call.