Alabama COVID-19 Resources

MainStreet Family Care is now testing at all 16 of our clinics throughout the state. We are still open 7 days a week to address any issues and symptoms you are experiencing. As of Friday, March 20th all MainStreet Family Care locations will be offering COVID-19 testing to patients who meet one or more of the following criteria listed here.

If You Suspect You Have COVID-19

If you are concerned you have COVID-19, or would like to be tested for COVID-19, you can check to see if you meet MainStreet Family Care’s criteria here or find more information about other testing facilities here. You can also call the Coronavirus Hotline established by the Alabama Department of Health at 1-888-624-2256.

If You’ve Recently Traveled Internationally

For those who have recently traveled internationally, 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, call ADPH’s Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division at 1-800-338-8374 immediately.

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

Additional 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 a person has questions about being tested for COVID-19, they should call their healthcare provider to make arrangements for testing. It is important to call your healthcare provider’s office before going in to let them know you may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep others from getting infected or exposed.

If you do not have a healthcare provider, please call 1-888-264-2256.

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:

  • 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 extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:

  • 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.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Available Testing

In addition to testing available at MainStreet Family Care, other testing sites have been established by the Alabama Department of Public Health as well as several drive-thru testing facilities. The following are Alabama COVID-19 resources are available with up-to-date testing information.

Who Can Get Tested and How Long Does it Take to Get Test Results

You may be required to meet a certain criteria in order to be tested for COVID-19. However, healthcare providers are the only persons who can perform specimen collections and request testing to be completed by a laboratory. If you are given a test, you will be notified of your test results as soon as they become available.