June 18, 2021
COVID-19 Outreach Facilities to Close
A Message from Hattiesburg Clinic CEO, Bryan N. Batson, MD
As we continue to move forward through 2021 and see hopeful signs of emerging from the pandemic, we have crossed a few more very important COVID-19-related milestones in the last month.
- Our 30,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose was administered by Symone Leverette, RN.
- Hattiesburg Clinic was named as a participating site for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials for patients younger than 12 years old.
- The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) updated their guidance to allow vaccinated patients who need a medical procedure to be able to do so without having to get a COVID test prior to the actual procedure.
With that news, effective June 18, 2021, Pre-Operative Testing, located at #6 Medical Blvd., next to Internal Medicine, will close. Hattiesburg Clinic patients can have their pre-operative testing services done at any of the following locations:
- Laboratory (located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic, 415 S. 28th, in Hattiesburg)
- EKG (located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic, 415 S. 28th, in Hattiesburg)
- Imaging (located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic, 415 S. 28th, in Hattiesburg)
The Laboratory, EKG and Imaging departments are open Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Many of our satellite locations also offer these services for patient convenience. If you have questions regarding services near you, please call your primary care physician’s office or visit www.hattiesburgclinic.com.
In cooperation with the City of Hattiesburg and Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic offered COVID-19 testing through the CE Roy Community Center as a service to our community. CE Roy Community Center’s testing will also close Wednesday, June 30.
COVID-19 vaccines are still available at Hattiesburg Clinic through Healthworks Immunization Clinic. If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please talk to your primary care physician.
As we begin to see some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, this will be the last of the COVID-19 communication sent through Iris. The intention of these messages was to communicate important information to our patients throughout the peak pandemic. We will continue to publish COVID-19 updates and other communications through www.hattiesburgclinic.com and through our social media platforms. If another emergent situation rises where we believe our patients’ health and safety is at risk, we will send updates through Iris.
As always, thank you for entrusting Hattiesburg Clinic with your care.
Bryan N. Batson, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Hattiesburg Clinic, PA