UMMC Acute Respiratory Clinic
If you’re having any trouble breathing, including due to the effects of COVID-19, call the UMMC Acute Respiratory Clinic right away. Located in Parking Garage B at UMMC, the clinic offers rapid flu and strep testing, oxygen monitoring and support, lab blood work, x-rays, antibiotic, and COVID-19 testing for clinic patients. Call (601) 496-5300 to be screened for an appointment.
In case of medical emergency, dial 911.
To support patients whose community primary care clinics may be closed or have limited capacity, and to ensure patients are receiving the proper level of care, we have established the UMMC Acute Respiratory Clinic.
Staffed by UMMC providers, the clinic is an option for adult and pediatric patients suffering from mild to moderate symptoms associated with flu, strep throat, COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Adults who feel they need treatment for a respiratory illness not severe enough to visit the emergency room can call 601-496-5300 to set up a telehealth visit with a UMMC clinician. If the clinician determines a visit to the Acute Respiratory Clinic is necessary, the patient will be scheduled for an appointment.
To refer a pediatric patient, call 1-855-984-KIDS. Children must be referred by a pediatrician or primary care provider.
The UMMC Acute Respiratory Clinic offers:
- Rapid testing for flu and strep
- Specimen collection for COVID-19 testing
- X-ray and laboratory blood work
- Oxygen level monitoring and supplementation (via cannula)
- Antibiotic and steroid treatment
- Medical evaluation and treatment planning
Based on their symptoms, patients will receive treatment and be sent home, if possible. If they are determined to require emergency care, they will be screened and transferred to a UMMC emergency department located adjacent to the clinic.
UMMC Acute Respiratory Clinic: 601-496-5300
– Located on the lower level of parking garage B at University of Mississippi Medical Center
– Clinic is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NOTE: UMMC drive-through COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds and other one-day sites across the state. Patients must be screened for testing. Screening is available through the C Spire Health app, or by phone at 601-496-7200 for those without a smartphone. The screening and testing are free of charge. For more information about this program and a listing of currently scheduled sites, click here.