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The Extra Podcast: Shantelle Leatherwood with Christ Community

By  Eric Barnes Updated: April 29, 2020 1:58 PM CT | Published: April 29, 2020 1:45 PM CT ​​​​​​​       Shantelle Leatherwood on how Christ Community Health Services is expanding COVID-19 testing into some of the hardest-hit communities and people in Memphis.     Produced by Natalie Van Gundy Subscribe on  Apple Podcasts ,  Spotify ,  Stitcher  and  Google Play . Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/30/20

Memphis-based laboratory initiates multiple lines of COVID-19 testing

  Enlarge Medical personal administer COVID-19 tests at a testing site at in Philadelphia run by Penn Medicine. JEFF FUSCO FOR PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL By  Jason Bolton   – Data Editor, Memphis Business Journal Apr 2, 2020, 3:18pm EDT A Memphis-based laboratory services company is gearing up to process thousands of COVID-19 tests per day. Poplar Healthcare  already had laboratory equipment in place at its... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/29/20

Governor visits Memphis clinic, field hospital ahead of statewide reopening

By  Jared Boyd Updated: April 25, 2020 7:55 PM CT | Published: April 25, 2020 6:41 PM CT Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee thanks Memphians sitting in line to be tested for COVID-19 by National Guard Medics during a visit to the Christ Community testing site in Frayser on April 25, 2020. For the first time, local testing is being made available to residents not showing symptoms of the disease.  (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian) Gov. Bill Lee made a weekend trip to Memphis, with... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/27/20

Hundreds tested for COVID-19 in Hickory Hill, Frayser

By  Brandon Richard  | April 18, 2020 at 2:35 PM CDT - Updated April 19 at 9:35 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Shelby County, testing has moved into underserved areas. To help those areas fight the virus and fill the testing gap, Christ Community Health Services expanded its free COVID-19 testing sites. On Friday, 93 people were tested at a Christ Community Health Services drive-thru testing site in Hickory Hill and on... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/18/20

Christ Community Health Services offers drive-through COVID 19 testing Friday, April 17 in Frayser & Hickory Hill - Local 24

2:15 p.m. - (NEWS RELEASE) - Christ Community Health Services is offering drive-through COVID 19 testing this Friday, April 17, at Christ Community Hickory Hill 5366 Mendenhall Mall from 2-4 pm and at Christ Community Health Services Frayser 969 Frayser Blvd. Saturday, April 18, from 9-11 am. The expansion of COVID 19 testing into the Hickory Hill and Frayser Raleigh communities is to ensure that COVID 19 testing is accessible to those individuals within the North Memphis and the Hickory... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/15/20

CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: Christ Community to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frayser, Hickory Hill - WMC 5

By  WMCActionNews5.com Staff  | April 14, 2020 at 3:59 PM CDT - Updated April 14 at 3:59 PM MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -  Christ Community Health Services  is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the Frayser Raleigh and Hickory Hill communities at the end of this week. The organization is expanding its testing so it’s more accessible to individuals in the North Memphis area who may be presenting symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested. If you would like to be... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/15/20

Christ Community to expand coronavirus testing to Frayser, Hickory Hill

Christ Community Health Services is expanding its drive-thru testing to both its Hickory Hill and Frayser locations later this week. Christ Community is offering drive-thru testing at its Hickory Hill location, 5366 Mendenhall Mall, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 17. Drive-thru testing will also be available at Christ Community’s Frayser location, 969 Frayser Blvd., from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18. “The expansion of COVID-19 testing into the Hickory Hill and... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/15/20

Testing, testing, 123 – the basics from community level

By   Karanja A. Ajanaku  - 04/09/2020 Tri-State Defender Christ Community Health Services, Inc. began coronavirus testing by appointment on March 21, among the first to do so in Shelby County. (Courtesy photo) Dr. Reginique Green (Courtesy photo) Dr. Reginique Green of Christ Community Health Services, Inc. openly values the flow of solid COVID-19 information, thinking that “we haven’t seen the worst of it” and knowing that “some... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/9/20

Christ Community Health Expands COVID-19 drive-thru testing - FOX 13

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Christ Community Health Services aims to help people in underserved parts of Memphis who may not have access to adequate healthcare. At the end of March, the healthcare facility started drive-thru testing for coronavirus at their Third Street location. It started small, with only 50 people being tested a day. Now, they are expanding their reach. The health center will now test up to 200 people daily. Shayla Williamson is the Chief of Nursing and Quality officer... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/7/20

Task force aims to test 1,000 a day, whether they can pay or not

A Memphis Police officer directs traffic at a University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Shelby County Health Department drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Memphis Fairgrounds.  (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian) The local COVID-19 Task Force is developing a comprehensive coronavirus testing strategy to widely expand testing to more under-served areas and vulnerable populations of Shelby County. The plan seeks to test 1,000 people a... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/7/20

Christ Community Health Services expanding COVID-19 testing

Christ Community Health Services expanding COVID-19 testing MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A local health center is expanding the number of COVID-19 tests they’ll be doing on a daily basis at one of their locations. Christ Community Health Services Third Street clinic location was one of the first drive-thru testing sites in Memphis. While testing is done by appointment only, Christ Community Health Services is expanding the number of daily tests at the Third Street clinic to 200. ... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/7/20

Christ Community holds drive-thru COVID-19 testing

  By  Jared Boyd  The Daily Memphian Christ Community Health Services administered 50 free COVID-19 tests to citizens at their South Memphis clinic Saturday, March 21. However, with the worldwide scarcity of appropriate materials to screen for the novel coronavirus, chief operating officer Lance Luttrell says Christ Community had to accomplish drive-thru screenings with supplies they already had. “The Tennessee Department of Health is processing some of the... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/26/20

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