Kroger Health to offer first free COVID-19 testing in Jackson
UMMC students and employees hold a practice run of the COVID-19 specimen collection site at the state fairgrounds. Triage and virtual appointments are made on an app. Mississippi Clarion Ledger
Kroger Health will its first free COVID-19 testing at Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson beginning Tuesday.
The church,1000 West Ridgeway St., will offer testing noon to 5 p.m.June 23 through June 25. The following week, testing will go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 and June 30.
Kroger Health will provide 250 tests per day with the test results expected to be ready within 48 hours, according to the news release.
Health care workers, symptomatic individuals and asymptomatic individuals based on the Centers for Disease Control, state and local government recommendations, are eligible for the free tests.
Those needing the test will use a virtual screening tool based on the CDC guidelines to see if they are eligible. Eligible patients will then select the Jackson testing location and an appointment time. They will also receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork.
The drive-thru testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a healthcare practitioner.
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