Alabama COVID-19 Testing Resources

MainStreet Family Care provides COVID-19 testing at all 16 of our clinics throughout the state. We are open 7 days a week to address any issues and symptoms you are experiencing.

There are two types of COVID-19 tests. A viral test that will tell you if you currently are infected with COVID-19. This test uses a swab. The other test we offer is an antibody test. This will tell you if you had COVID-19 in the past. This antibody test administered using a blood-draw.  All patients are eligible for both the viral test and the antibody blood test to detect if you HAD COVID-19.

If you think you might have COVID-19 or you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, simply walk in to be tested. Copays will be waived for patients in need of COVID-19 testing.

If you are a patient that would like to be tested for antibodies, you can walk-in as well. No appointment is needed. Learn more about each type of test by following one of the links below.

Available Testing

MainStreet offers two Coronavirus tests. A test to see if you are currently infected with the COVID-19 virus and another test to see if you had an infection in the past and have developed antibodies to fight it.

  • LEARN more about the test for a current COVID-19 viral Infection here.
  • LEARN more about the test for a past COVID-19 infection here.
  • FIND a MainStreet Family Care testing location near you by visiting here.

If You Want to Get COVID-19 Viral Testing

Walk-in to any MainStreet or KidsStreet clinic for a COVID-19 viral (swab) test. There will be no copay for patients who need COVID-19 testing. You can learn more about the cost of testing for patients with or without insurance here.

If You Want to Get COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Walk-in to any MainStreet or KidsStreet clinic for a COVID-19 antibody (blood-draw) test. Anyone can take this test. There will be no copay for patients who come in for this test.  Click here to learn more.

If You’ve Recently Traveled

For those who have recently traveled to an affected area, you may be at risk to yourself and others. If you’ve traveled to an affected area within the last 14 days and have any of the following symptoms, walk into MainStreet Family Care for a test.

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

In addition, resources from the CDC concerning travel and precautions to take after travel can be found here.

If You’ve Had Contact with Someone Who has COVID-19

If you’ve had contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and would like to be tested, walk-in to a MainStreet Family Care clinic to be tested.

People at a Higher Risk of Getting Very Sick from COVID-19

Data shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes the following:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extremely important for you to take action to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. The following are precautions to take if you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19:

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • Most importantly, during a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

How Long Does it Take to Get Test Results

Test results are typically available in 7-10 days. If you are given a test, you will be notified of your test results as soon as they become available on our patient portal. In other words, you will need to sign up for a patient portal in order to receive your test results. If you need assistance setting-up your patient portal or if you have questions about how to get your COVID-19 antibody testing or viral testing results, you can find help here.