COVID-19 Triage Questionnaire

UCH has developed this digital triage tool to help evaluate your symptoms and determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19 at this time.


Tested and Need Your Results?

Please allow at least 3-4 days to receive your results. Most results are sent electronically to the email address you provide during registration. If it has been greater than 3 days since the date you were tested, please email UTTestingSite@uthsc.edu or call 901.209.9678.

Where can I get tested?

2355 Appling City Cove (Old vehicle inspection station)

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM *By Appointment Only*
  • Saturday, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM *By Appointment Only*

Appointments REQUIRED for testing.

You are required to remain in your vehicle at all times unless instructed to vacate by a member of our health care personnel. All testing will take place in your car. The line may be long, so please arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

Please bring a photo ID that you can share through the window of your vehicle. Only those with an appointment will be tested unless additional people in the vehicle arrive during the open windows stated above.

Results are delivered by health care personnel 3-5 days from the date of testing. We will notify you with the contact information you have provided today. Additional printed information will be acquired at the testing site.

Should your symptoms worsen prior to receiving your test results, contact your primary care provider or report to the emergency department with severe symptoms.


What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is transmitted through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In order to become sick from these droplets, you must be in proximity of an infected person or touching a surface that might have a droplet followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes. You are at a low risk of contracting the virus unless you have recently traveled to an outbreak site or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Primary symptoms of the virus include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath


In 80% of patients, COVID-19 causes only mild cold symptoms. The elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions appear to be more vulnerable to the virus. People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their health care provider early even if their illness is mild.

Is COVID-19 contagious?

Yes. Currently, there is no vaccine available preventing COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. You can significantly reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 by frequently washing your hands.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In order to become sick from these droplets, you must be in proximity of an infected person or touching a surface that might have a droplet followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes.


How can I protect myself?

Clean your hands frequently.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in public places. Wash them immediately after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Additional ways to protect yourself:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

How can I protect others?

There are ways that you can protect others from contracting COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Are there any tools available that can help me evaluate my symptoms?

Yes, UCH has developed this digital triage tool to help evaluate your symptoms and determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19 at this time.