Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 17 at the McCrory Civic Center, 103 N. Edmonds Ave. in McCrory.

There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested.

The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in cooperation with ARcare, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, the City of McCrory, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Bank of America Foundation. Flu vaccinations will also be available at the drive-up at no cost to the patient for those receiving a COVID-19 test.

Participants do not have to be a UAMS patient to be seen. This testing is for everyone who feels they need testing. Patients will get instructions on how to take care of themselves and their family at home. Test results will be returned either through an online patient portal, letter or phone call.

Even those who don’t have any symptoms should wash their hands regularly and practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other people not in the same household, and wear a mask in public. An online screening tool is available at uamshealth.com/healthnow. Phone screening is available through the UAMS Health hotline at 800-632-4502.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.

UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state.

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