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Rapid testing available to some in Northwest Arkansas



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Community Clinic, which has four coronavirus screening sites in Northwest Arkansas, now has the technology to have test results in 15 minutes, according to a news release from the clinic.

“Because of extremely limited supply for this innovative test, priority is given to frontline healthcare workers to ensure they can continue to do their essential work in the face of possible exposure,” according to the news release.

Coronavirus screening sites

 Walmart/Quest testing site: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 702 S.W. Eighth St. in Bentonville

 UAMS digital screening:

 UAMS hotline: (800) 632-4502

 Washington Regional hotline: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, (479) 463-2055

 Washington Regional Coronavirus Screening Center: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3318 N. North Hills Blvd. in Fayetteville

 Washington Regional Family Clinic drive-through screening clinic: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 146 Passion Play Road, Suite A in Eureka Springs

 Washington Regional screening clinic: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3318 N. North Hills Blvd in Fayetteville

 Arkansas Children’s Hospital hotline for child health: (800) 743-3616

 Community Clinic Siloam Springs Medical: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 500 S. Mount Olive St., No. 200 in Siloam Springs

 Community Clinic Rogers Medical: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1233 W. Poplar St. in Rogers

 Community Clinic Fayetteville Medical: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 162 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 13-14 in Fayetteville

 Community Clinic Springdale Medical and Pediatrics: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 614 E. Emma Ave., Suite 300 in Springdale

 Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas Family Medicine South: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2523 E. Huntsville Road in Fayetteville

 Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas online screening:

 Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas fever hotline: (479) 435-2500

 MedExpress Urgent Care: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 1160 S. 40th St. in Springdale. Patients must call (479) 750-2971 to make an appointment.

 Northwest Medical Center: 601 S.W. Regional Airport Blvd. in Bentonville. Patients may call (479) 306-7507.

 Northwest Medical Center: 2158 Butterfield Coach Road, Suite 100 in Springdale. Patients may call (479) 306-7507.

 Mercy Coronavirus Evaluation Site: Mercy Convenient Care, 3101 S.E. 14th St. in Bentonville. Patients must call (479) 717-7585 beforehand to make an appointment to be screened.

 Veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care may call (800) 691-8387


Community Clinic will continue to collect specimens from most people to be tested at commercial labs. Most test results are available within a day or two, according to Abbie Luzius, community development manager for the clinic.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson over the past few days urged any Arkansan with covid-19 symptoms to seek testing. Symptoms include coughing, fever and shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste or smell, according to a revised list from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Community Clinic tested 547 people from March 30 through Thursday, Luzius said.

Community Clinic has closed its screening clinic at Elmdale Elementary School in Springdale to increase staff at its office on Emma Avenue, according to the release.

Several clinics in Northwest Arkansas are screening people for coronavirus. Most are generally collecting specimens via mouth or nasal swabs and sending them to be tested at commercial labs or the Arkansas Department of Health.

Mercy Health System collected specimens to be tested from 1,113 people from March 20 through Thursday, according to Jennifer Cook, spokeswoman. People who suspect they have covid-19 must call Mercy’s call center and be screened and make an appointment before going to Mercy’s evaluation site in Bentonville.

Washington Regional Medical System saw 2,110 people at its screening and respiratory illness clinics in Fayetteville from March 16 through Thursday, according to Cynthia Crowder, spokeswoman.

Crowder said most test results take a day or two. Washington Regional doesn’t report how many people it tests for covid-19. The medical system’s coronavirus screening hotline received 11,475 calls from March 16 through Thursday, according to Crowder.

Washington County had 62 covid-19 cases and two deaths as of 5:15 p.m. Friday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. Benton County had 71 cases.