Arkansas Trucking Association has worked with the state department of health to identify 30 community health clinics in the state where professional truck drivers from Arkansas can receive a COVID-19 test.
The clinic locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. It is recommended to call ahead and make an appointment, but it is not required. Some locations have extended hours on certain days. That information is available at the links provided.
Drivers should bring their CDL and insurance card and expect to wear a mask while visiting the clinic. There is no out-of-pocket expense for the test. There is no out of pocket cost if you do not have insurance.
Result times vary but average 2-3 business days.
A statement from the trucking association reminds drivers that a negative test result is a snapshot in time and only indicates that you did not have the virus at the time of the test. Individuals can still get sick and should continue to follow distancing guidelines and wash hands often.
A positive COVID-19 test means you currently have or recently had the virus. Monitor your symptoms and get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing, confusion, or bluish lips or face.