Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing at Baptist DeSoto

Drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is now available at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi, in the emergency department extension area. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is open Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., for individuals 18 years old or older who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.


If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, cough, sore throat, headache, repeated shaking with chills, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), new loss of taste or smell, or were recently exposed to someone who has COVID-19, you should be tested. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911.


  • Remain in your car at all times at the testing site, and follow directional signs.
  • Before testing, you will speak to a Baptist doctor or nurse about your symptoms.
  • A member of the Baptist team will come to your vehicle to collect your sample for testing.
  • You will receive your test results in 1–5 days.

What to expect after your COVID-19 test

If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting on your results, here’s what you need to know.
Tested Patient - English (PDF 72 KB) | Tested Patient - Spanish (PDF 82 KB)

ER Wait Time*
14 minute(s)
*ER wait times are approximate. Read More

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

7601 Southcrest Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671
(662) 772–4000
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COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Baptist is committed to showing care and compassion for our patients and their need for visitors during this time. As we move deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic in our region, we have updated our visitor guidelines.

Hours of Operation

Sunday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.