Health & Medical Services During a Disaster

Emergency Medical Coordination Center

The Shelby County Health Department is the lead agency for coordinating the identification, staffing, resource needs of, and the response to the health and medical needs of the community following a significant emergency or catastrophic disaster including: 

  • Disease outbreaks
  • Major transportation accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Technological disasters
  • Terrorism
The department has established an Emergency Medical Coordination Center from which all medical aspects of the Emergency Operations Center will be coordinated. Telephone capabilities and an amateur radio system, which is self-powered, can be activated during a mass casualty incident / disaster.
Area Training
The Health Department is coordinating the training of 25 area hospitals to become better prepared in recognizing victims of a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack, and to handle mass casualties as a result of a terrorist using a weapon of mass destruction. This is part of a national effort to have 26 cities trained on domestic preparedness involving nuclear, biological, or chemical agents. The area hospitals involved in this training are:

Methodist University

1265 Union

Memphis, TN 38104 


Baptist East

6019 Walnut Grove 

Memphis, TN 38120

Veterans Administration

1030 Jefferson

Memphis, TN 38103

Delta Medical

3000 Getwell

Memphis, TN 38118

Methodist Germantown

7691 Poplar

Memphis, TN 38137

Baptist Collierville

1500 W. Poplar

Memphis, TN 38017

St Jude

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105

Regional One

877 Jefferson Ave

Memphis, TN 38103

Methodist North

3960 New Covington Pike

Memphis, TN 38128


Baptist Tipton

1995 Hwy 51 S 

Memphis, TN 38019

Saint Francis - Park

5959 Park Ave

Memphis, TN 38119


200 W. Tyler Ave

West Memphis, AR 72301

Methodist South

1300 Wesley

Memphis, TN 38116 

Baptist Desoto

7601 Southcrest Pkwy

Southaven, MS 38671

Saint Francis - Bartlett

2986 Kate Bond

Memphis, TN 38133

Lauderdale Community

326 Asbury Ave

Ripley, TN 38063

Methodist Fayette

214 Lakeview

Somerville, TN 38068

Baptist Women

6225 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Methodist LeBonheur

50 N. Dunlap

Memphis, TN 38103 

Baptist Rehab Germantown

2100 Exeter

Memphis, TN 38138


For more information, please contact Regional Hospital Coordinator, Ashton Anderson at (901) 222-8205 or [email protected].