May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Response

To be prepared for your visit, read our latest clinic update. Semmes Murphey Clinic continues to respond to the threat of COVID-19 with caution and a commitment to offering a safe environment.

COVID-19 Response

Clinic Update

Semmes Murphey Clinic continues to respond to the threat of COVID-19 with caution and a commitment to offering excellent healthcare in a safe environment.

We will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC, WHO, as well as the federal and state governments. Our clinic and surgery center are now fully operational. With safeguards against the virus in place throughout our facility, we are confident that new and existing patients can count on us for a safe place to receive excellent care.

Patients may also arrange to carry out appointments remotely via telehealth. Click below to learn more.

Clinic Appointments

What to expect

Before the appointment date

Prior to an appointment, patients will be called and pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms. A Semmes Murphey Clinic representative will ask a series of questions to assess the patient's risk of exposure.

Arriving at the Clinic

Patients and guests of patients are screened at the entrance. This screening includes a temperature check and risk assessment questions (see above).


Patients and guests of patients must wear a protective mask in the clinic. To preserve valuable PPE(personal protective equipment), we ask that patients and guests provide their own masks. However, masks are available upon request.

Guest Limit

To reduce the traffic in the clinic, we are limiting guests to 1 per patient. Guests must also wear masks during the visit.

Checking in

Guests will use touchscreen kiosks to check-in. Kiosks are wiped and sanitized after each use for patient safety. Disposable finger protectors are available for use at check-in kiosks.

Waiting room

The waiting room has been restructured to accommodate safer distancing between patients. Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines while in the waiting room.

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the waiting room.

Surgery Center

Surgery center staff and physicians have all been tested for COVID-19.

All patients undergoing general anesthesia are tested 72hrs prior to their visit. Patients must then immediately self-isolate for the time leading up to their procedure.

Block patients’ drivers must remain in their cars while the patient is in the surgery center. In the event of hot weather, your driver may wait in the first level main waiting room.

Patients having surgery may have only ONE guest with them in the surgery center. Please do not bring more than one person with you.

Vaccine FAQs

We partnered with a collection of members of Memphis' healthcare community to produce a webinar addressing the facts and research around the vaccine. Click below to view