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SCRMC Continuing to Screen and Test for the Coronavirus

Posted on March 23, 2020

Mark Horne, MD, Chief Medical Officer at South Central Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) stated, “A press release broke last night from Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) that did not include SCRMC on the list of hospitals testing for Coronavirus. That list refers to drive through locations only. We have not set up a drive through site similar to those in other locations around the state, given that we have adequate space and capacity within our facilities. Once again, let me be clear so that everyone understands, any patient who presents to a SCRMC clinic, our Emergency Department or who is a patient in SCRMC with symptoms of COVID-19 will receive screening, testing and treatment fully consistent with the recommendations of the MSDH and CDC.”

Teresa Camp-Rogers, MD, Chief Quality Officer at SCRMC stated this morning, “The South Central Regional Medical Center Health System is actively testing for COVID-19 and has been since the beginning of March.” Testing is occurring at the following SCRMC Clinics and also in the South Central Emergency Department:

  • Ellisville Medical Clinic – 601-477-8553, 1203 Avenue B in Ellisville, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Ellisville OBGYN Clinic – 601-477-2226, 1203 Avenue B in Ellisville, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Ellisville Pediatric Clinic – 601-477-3550, 1203 Avenue B in Ellisville, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Laurel Family Clinic – 601-428-0577, 1440 Jefferson Street in Laurel, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • South Central Family Medicine – 601-649-2863, 1203 Jefferson Street in Laurel, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • South Central Internal Medicine – 601-649-2863, 1203 Jefferson Street in Laurel, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • South Central Pediatrics – 601-649-3520, 1002 Jefferson Street, Suite 200 in Laurel, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • South Central Urgent Care – 601-425-2273, 1430 Jefferson Street in Laurel, Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Camp-Rogers, MD, continued, “We are following the CDC guidelines on when to test. The CDC guidelines for testing include fever of 100.4 or greater, and cough or shortness of breath.”

Pam Shores, Director of Laboratory Services at SCRMC, stated, “I am so proud of our South Central team. We have a great system in place for collecting specimens for COVID-19 collections. Specimens collected at our medical clinics and in the Emergency Department are currently being sent to the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory in Jackson. They are taken three times each day and one time on weekends. As soon as tests are complete, the Mississippi State Laboratory in Jackson notifies South Central Regional Medical Center and the patient’s provider notifies the patient and makes them aware of the test results.”

SCRMC Continuing to Screen and Test for the Coronavirus

Publicado 23 marzo 2020

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