Coronavirus Resource Center

Visit this website often for updated information on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and details on available vaccines, testing and treatment options, including monoclonal antibody therapy, near you.

Mid-South Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Baptist continues to be a leader in providing resources and information to help you stay healthy and make the best decisions for you and your family during this unprecedented time. COVID-19 testing and all three approved COVID-19 vaccines are available (for eligible individuals) in many Baptist hospitals, clinics and specialty facilities.

Our Community Resources page has information to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online or find the location nearest you. You may also call our 24/7 Coronavirus Resource Center hotline at 866-941-4785 for assistance with scheduling.

Schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine

If you are planning to visit someone at a Baptist Memorial Hospital, please read our revised Visitor Guidelines.

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are here, and we recommend you get one as soon as you are eligible to receive it. You can count on Baptist to keep you up to date on vaccine availability and distribution. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccines, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine page, or you can call our 24/7 Coronavirus Resource Center hotline at 866-941-4785.

View our COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Face masks still required at all Baptist facilities

In alignment with guidance from the CDC, Baptist will continue to require all patients, visitors and staff to wear masks at all times in all our health care facilities, including hospitals, doctors’ offices, surgery centers, diagnostic centers and similar facilities.

While we understand some state and local governments have relaxed COVID restrictions, to ensure the health and safety of our patients, families and employees, our rules have not changed.

All our pandemic safety precautions remain in effect until further notice, including:

  • Taking the temperature of everyone who enters any of our health care facilities
  • Maintaining our current visitation policy
  • Requiring our employees to continue following COVID safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing

We will continue to monitor guidance from local health departments and the CDC, evaluate our internal policies and communicate changes, if any, when appropriate.

Thank you for continuing to wear your mask and keeping our patients, families and employees safe.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy at Baptist

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days and are at greater risk of developing serious illness, you may qualify for monoclonal antibody therapy, an infusion treatment that has proven to be very effective in reducing the severity of illness in patients. Baptist was the first health care system in our region to administer monoclonal antibody treatments in patients at the earliest stage of infection with great success. Learn more about this life-saving therapy.

Learn more about Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

When to seek medical attention

If you or a loved one experience any of the following emergency warning signs associated with COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately (not an all-inclusive list):

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Watch and share our short video to learn more about stopping the spread of COVID-19.



Going Back to School Safely

This school year is unlike anything we have ever experienced. If you chose in-person learning for your child this year, it’s a good idea to ensure you and your child follow these tips to help ensure a safe and healthy school year.

Back to School Safely

Frequently Asked Questions

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Detailed answers about COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and your family.

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Resources

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Useful information, materials, links and printables from a variety of leading health organizations.

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Health Care Provider Resources

Useful information and resources for physicians and advanced practice providers in the Baptist community, including the latest episodes of the Right Care at Baptist podcast, office resources, and links to national and international health organizations.

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Media Coverage

Visit Baptist's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) YouTube page to watch interviews with our medical experts.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

It’s time to take your shot!

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe – Patient safety has always been the top priority, and extreme reactions are very rare.
  • They’re effective – Ongoing studies show efficacy rates for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are very high, far surpassing the effectiveness of most flu shots.
  • Side effects are mild – In most cases, patients experienced soreness at the injection site, fatigue and achiness a few days after receiving the vaccine.
  • One shot or two – The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two injections 2-3 weeks apart. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one shot.
  • It’s vitally important that we all get it - The faster we all get the vaccine, the sooner we can end the pandemic and return to a more normal way of life.
  • Know when to go – Visit your state’s health department website to find out if and when you are eligible to receive the vaccine. TN; AR; MS

Our Community Resources page has information to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online or find the location nearest you. You may also call our 24/7 Coronavirus Resource Center hotline at 866-941-4785 for assistance with scheduling.

COVID-19 Testing

Appointments are Recommended
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

  1. By phone: Call 901-227-TEST (8378). The call center is open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  2. On BaptistOnline: Click here, then click on the yellow “COVID-19 Test” button in the blue box. Select a day and time for your test and complete a short form.
  3. On the MyChart App or Website: From the main menu, click on "Find Care Now." On the next screen, click on "Baptist Medical Group Coronavirus Testing—Memphis Hospital," then select an appointment day and time. If you don't have a MyChart account, you can create one at mychart.baptistonecare.org.

Appointments are Required
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

You must call 662-772-4343 Monday- Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment. The testing center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.