MercyMed provides access to healthcare and resources for the underserved. Click on the following links for updated resources in our community involving COVID-19.
Testing for COVID-19
MercyMed offers drive-up COVID-19 rapid testing at our 2nd Avenue location by appointment only. Call (706) 507-9209 and select option 1 to leave a message for the COVID scheduling team. They will call you back as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.
For other COVID-19 testing resources, contact your local health department.
Columbus Health Department at (706) 321-6300
Russell County Health Department (334) 297-0251
View this video of a conversation with Dr. Joyce Kim, D.O. and Dr. Peter Huwe, Ph.D. discussing the COVID-19 vaccines in depth. If interested in getting your vaccine or a booster, you can schedule them many places locally including:
Relief and Assistance
Are you or your business suffering hardship as a result of COVID-19? Would you like to assist others in need? Here is a website dedicated to COVID-19 relief in the Chattahoochee Valley:
Myths and misinformation about COVID-19 on social and other media outlets make it difficult to know where to get reliable, dependable information. Below are a few links that combine research and common sense.
While our doctors have addressed the Coronavirus on multiple different calls, flexibility is important when dealing with and responding to the virus, since the response to it needs adjusting based on different variants and new research continually being done. We suggest speaking with your primary care provider or visiting the World Health Organization to stay up to date on the latest and most accurate information concerning COVID-19.
World Health Organization has a page which includes guidance, videos, messaging, and posters on basic protective measures against COVID-19, when and how to use masks, and other advice. Advice for the Public
CDC General Information and Situation Updates