Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Sites across state offer screenings for covid-19

- ANDY DAVIS Informatio­n for this article was contribute­d by Jeannie Roberts and Rachel Herzog of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Numerous sites around Arkansas are offering covid-19 screening and testing.

People who think they may have the disease should first call their health care providers, Arkansas health officials say.

Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. A health care provider will decide if a test is appropriat­e based on the symptoms and possible exposure to the coronaviru­s.


Natural State Laboratori­es in Little Rock, in collaborat­ion with Sniffle Health, a telemedici­ne company, is offering testing at various locations around the state. For more informatio­n visit


Arkansas Children’s hospital is offering phone screenings for children at (800) 743-3616. (archildren­s. org).


According to its website (­s/), Baptist Health’s screening locations include:

■ A triage station in the Medical Towers II parking deck at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Patients are billed for an emergency room visit.

■ A tent near the Ouachita Valley Family Clinic in Camden.

■ Drive-thru clinics at Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs, Baptist Health Family Clinic-Caddo Valley in Arkadelphi­a, Baptist Health-Hot Spring County in Malvern and the Baptist Health Stuttgart Medical Clinic. People should call ahead to schedule appointmen­ts: (501) 887-3279 for the Heber Springs location, (870) 245-2198 for Arkadelphi­a, (501) 413-9106 for Malvern and (870) 673-7211 for Stuttgart.

More informatio­n on the testing is available at Baptist’s 24-hour covid-19 hot line at (888) 227-8478.


CHI St. Vincent (chistvince­­s) conducts screening and testing at CHI St. Vincent Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic, CHI St. Vincent Convenient Care-Hot Springs and CHI St. Vincent Convenient Care-Hot Springs Village.


Arkansas’ 11 community health centers offer screenings and testing at 61 locations around the state. Informatio­n on where to go is available from a hot line at (833) 508-0774 or at­s-testing-sites.


Conway Regional Medical Center performs screenings. (conwayregi­


HealthCARE Express offers tests by appointmen­t only at clinics in De Queen, Sherwood and Maumelle. Patients can make appointmen­ts by calling (877) 4423669.


St. Bernards Health Care in Jonesboro is offering drive-thru testing and screening near the Arkansas State University campus. Patients should call first for a free screening at (870) 336-5651 or (870) 3365671.


Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers has an “evaluation site.” Patients must first call (479) 7177585 to be screened. (mercy. net/practice/mercy-hospital-northwest-arkansas/).

Northwest Health System has testing sites at Northwest Medical Plaza-Bentonvill­e, 601 S.W. Regional Airport Blvd., and Northwest Medical Plaza-Eastside, 2158 Butterfiel­d Coach Road, Suite

100, Springdale. (479) 3067507.

Washington Regional Eureka Springs Family Clinic performs screening. (­s).

Washington Regional Medical Center has a screening clinic at 3318 N. Hills Blvd. in Fayettevil­le. The hospital’s screening hot line is (479) 463-2055.


Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff performs screenings. ( covid19/).


The following locations offer screening and testing:

■ Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, (870) 863-2000.

■ South Arkansas Medical Associates in El Dorado, (870) 862-2400.

■ Little River Memorial Hospital in Ashdown, (870) 898-5011.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences offers free online screenings on its website,, and over the phone at (800) 632-4502. UAMS Medical Center has a drive-thru clinic on the ground floor of a parking garage at Shuffield and Jack Stephens drives in Little Rock.


Walmart and Quest Diagnostic­s have testing sites in the parking lot of the retailer’s home office in Bentonvill­e, at Fort Smith Park and at the Walmart on South Shacklefor­d Road in Little Rock. Patients must first use the website, myquestcov­, to be screened and schedule an appointmen­t.

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