Baptist Health to Open COVID-19 Testing Site in Van Buren

VAN BUREN, Ark. – Baptist Health will open a COVID-19 testing site for residents of Crawford County and surrounding areas next week.

The drive-thru testing will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Aug. 25 in the parking lot of Baptist Health Family and Pediatric Clinic-Van Buren located at 209 W. Pointer Trail.

Anyone experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, fever, or nausea, or that has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, should be tested. Those being tested will be required to remain in their vehicles during the process. It is suggested those who are tested self-quarantine until they receive the test results to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Those who wish to be tested for COVID-19 will be required to make an appointment by calling (479) 709-6845 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

To access lab results including those from COVID-19 screenings, patients can sign up for Baptist Health MyChart and download the MyChart app. It is the easy and secure way to manage your health care and access much of your medical records online.

Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.