The number of measles cases reported in the Memphis area stands at six, prompting the Shelby County Health Department to declare an outbreak.

County health officials remind residents For measles vaccinations, please do NOT go to a hospital emergency room. Either go to your health care provider or one of the Shelby County Health Department Clinics listed below:

Locations for Shelby County Health Department Clinics:





















Location Notice for Potential Measles Exposures:

The investigation of the measles outbreak in Shelby County has identified the following locations as sites visited by patients during the time when they were infected with measles and could have spread the illness to others.

Non-Healthcare Public Places

Michael’s Craft Store

3621 S. Houston Levee Rd, Collierville TN



Collierville United Methodist Church Nursery

454 W. Poplar Ave, Collierville TN

4/17/2016 9:00am – 12:00pm



8059 US 51, Millington TN

4/17/2016 9am – 2pm


Healthcare Facilities

Walgreens Clinic

1863 Union Ave, Memphis TN

4/6/2016 5:30pm – 8:00pm


Dr. Crisler’s Practice

5660 Mt. Moriah Rd, Memphis TN

4/8/2016 10:00am – 1:30pm

4/9/2016 11:00am – 2:00pm

4/11/2016 9:30am – 12:15pm



Church Health Center Clinic

1196 Peabody Ave, Memphis TN

4/11/2016 7:00am – 11:00am


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – Emergency Department

51 N. Dunlap St, Memphis TN

4/11/2016 11:00 – 3:00


Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave, Memphis TN

4/11/2016 11:05am – 4/12/2016 1:30am


River City Pediatrics

6401 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN



Yukon Clinic

1355 W. Brierbrook Rd, Germantown TN

4/19/2016 9:45am – 12:45pm


Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital – Emergency Department

7691 Poplar Ave, Germantown TN

4/20/2016 7:00pm – 4/21/2016 3:00am

Family Physicians Group PC

8110 Cordova Road, Memphis TN

4/20/2016 10:00am – 2:00pm

4/22/2016 8:00am – 12:30pm


Primary Care Pediatrics

9091 Highway 51N, Millington TN

4/21/2016 1:00pm – 6:00pm


St. Francis Hospital – Bartlett – Emergency Department

2986 Kate Bond Rd, Memphis TN

4/22/2016 any time after 10:45am


Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable viral infection that starts with a high fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes, followed a few days later by a rash that starts on the head and gradually moves down the body. The rash illness lasts about a week. It is usually a relatively mild illness but can result in complications, including pneumonia or inflammation of the brain, that require hospitalization.

People who contract the measles virus can spread the infection for four days before developing a rash and for four days after the rash starts. Measles can spread easily through the air to people who are not vaccinated or who have not had measles illness before.

The Shelby County Health Department has set up a hotline to answer your questions about measles. The number is901-222-9299. Calls are answered live from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Central time. Callers at other times may leave a message with their phone number and will get a call back from a health department staff member.