COVID-19: TESTING & ISOLATION INSTRUCTIONS
 

There is a specific test for COVID-19 and testing must take place at a designated laboratory. Maury Regional Health, like other health care providers in our region, follows CDC guidelines for testing.

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild symptoms to severe illness and vary by individual. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • New loss of taste or smell (often an early indicator of COVID-19 infection)
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Patients experiencing symptoms listed above and/or close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should always call before arriving at any health care location. If you are urgently ill, please inform 911, the ambulance staff and/or emergency department registration staff that you may have COVID-19.

Individuals With Symptoms

Individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and seek medical evaluation and testing for COVID-19. ALL symptoms must be resolved (without fever reducing medications) at least 3 days (72 hours) before leaving the house or being in close contact with anyone. Even after recovery, please continue the recommended social distancing. If your condition worsens and you need medical attention, call before arriving at any health care location. Any individual who is urgently ill and requires immediate medical attention should inform 911, the ambulance staff and/or emergency department registration staff that they may have COVID-19.

Patients With Possible COVID-19 Exposure

If you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, but do not have symptoms, refer to CDC recommendations regarding testing and self-isolation. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. If your condition worsens and you need medical attention, you should always call before arriving at any health care location. 

Patients Positive for COVID-19

Most patients diagnosed with COVID-19 do not require hospitalization but should self-quarantine as recommended by the CDC. The patient should have improving symptoms (without taking any fever-reducing medications) at least 24 hours before leaving the house or being in close contact with anyone. If you feel that your condition has worsened and you need medical attention, you should always call before arriving at any health care location. Any individual who is urgently ill and requires immediate medical attention should inform 911, the ambulance staff and/or emergency department registration staff that they may have COVID-19.

Individuals Who Have Been Tested for COVID-19 

If you are tested for COVID-19, it is recommended that you self-isolate until the test results are returned. Should the test results be positive, follow the directions above.

Urgently Ill Patients

Any individual who is urgently ill and requires immediate medical attention should inform 911, the ambulance staff and/or emergency department registration staff that they may have COVID-19.

If you have questions about your potential health risk, please call your primary care provider or the Tennessee Department of Health Coronavirus Public Information Line at 877.857.2945. 

COVID-19 Testing

As COVID-19 cases have risen in our region, so has the demand for testing. Testing is recommended for those who have COVID-19 symptoms and those with a known exposure. Maury Regional Urgent Care offers testing for symptomatic patients along with Maury Regional Medical Group primary care practices for current patients. Additional testing options including local health departments, retail pharmacies and urgent care or walk-in facilities. Due to high demand, health care providers may have longer wait times and we appreciate your patience. Testing times and locations may vary; however, below is the most recent information we received for county health departments. Please wear a mask at all times.

The Maury Regional Medical Center Emergency Department only tests COVID-symptomatic patients seeking care. Non-symptomatic individuals seeking testing should visit one of the testing sites below.

Maury County Health Department
BY APPOINTMENT DRIVE-THROUGH 
Monday-Friday
8:30-11:00 AM
Columbia State (enter from Rutherford Lane)
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
931.388.5757

Giles County Health Department
BY APPOINTMENT 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:30 – 10:30 AM
209 S. Cedar Lane
Pulaski, TN
931.363.5506

Lawrence County Health Department
BY APPOINTMENT 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:30 – 10:30 AM
2379 Buffalo Road
Lawrenceburg, TN
931.762.9406

Lewis County Health Department
BY APPOINTMENT 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:30-10:30 AM
51 Smith Avenue
Hohenwald, TN
931.796.2204

Marshall County Health Department
FREE DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8 – 10 AM
206 Legion Drive
Lewisburg, TN
931.359.1551

Wayne County Health Department
BY APPOINTMENT
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:30 – 10:30 AM
725 S. Main Street
Waynesboro, TN
931.722.3292

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Please use these resources from the CDC for information on managing your health at home:

10 things you can do to manage your health at home

Patient quarantine information