Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

In times of uncertainty, credible information is critical in helping us prepare for and adapt to changes in the world around us.

At Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, we have a team of experts carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are resources to help you stay informed.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit our vaccination resource center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center

Resources for providers are available at

Le Bonheur School Task Force Recommendations 

We believe that kids should be in school, learning. For more than a year, Le Bonheur Children’s Back-to-School Task Force has worked alongside schools to help ensure that kids and teachers stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we recommend everyone wear masks indoors, social distance and follow basic hygiene practices during times of high community transmission. We know these recommendations work based on the results we witnessed last year from schools who used these tactics while they were in person learning.

These basic health and safety measures are the way to ensure that children stay in school to learn, that they don’t get sick and have to come to the hospital and can go on with their regular activities and interests. 

Le Bonheur is on the side of children and we thank our pediatric experts for speaking up for the health of children throughout the Mid-South region and beyond.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have developed guidance to provide school leaders regarding reopening schools and to parents educating their children virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that this guidance will minimize risks of illness to students, parents, teachers and staff. Read our recommendations by clicking the links below. 

Educator Support

Tennessee Educator Emotional Support Video Series

Testing Locations for Children

If you suspect your child may have COVID-19 and is showing symptoms such as cough or fever, do not go to your child’s pediatrician for testing unless instructed by the pediatrician to do so.

Le Bonheur is not a public testing site. Children who are scheduled for procedures at Le Bonheur will be required to have their test at Le Bonheur Children’s unless otherwise approved by the surgeon.

For a list of testing locations, click here

Medicaid and CHIP Benefits 

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health insurance for eligible children and teens up to age 19. With Medicaid and CHIP, parents get the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children have access to essential medical care, such as preventive services or emergency care should they get sick or injured. Even if you have applied before and were not able to obtain coverage, you may now be eligible.

Community Resources for Families

There are several community resources available for families who need them during this uncertain time. Click below to see everything that is available. Please call before going to any of the places listed. Many of these resources are always changing. 

Online General Resource Guides for Families 

Search by zip code to find free or reduced cost services in the greater Memphis area

Listing of state and local health and human services programs

Shelby County Division of Community Services’ COVID-19 resource guide

Other Community Resources 

Your financial gifts are needed now more than ever, and we are grateful for your support. Give to the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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To ensure that we will be able to use donated items, please refer to our guidelines on our In-kind donations page

Trusted Sources of Information

The Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line has been established by the Tennessee Department of Health. The phone number is 877-857-2954 — and it is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST. Updates from the TDH can be found at

As Tennessee’s public academic medical institution, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is providing COVID-19 related updates at

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is continually updating the Your Health blog with COVID-19 information at

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