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COVID-19 Rapid Swab Test Questions and Answers

Rapid test device for COVID-19

MainStreet Family Care is pleased to now offer a rapid COVID-19 swab test at all 16 clinics throughout Alabama. We are excited to help you get the results you need as soon as possible. As with other forms of COVID-19 testing, we wanted to provide as much information as possible so that you can make… Read more »

Summertime Safety: Fireworks

kids at Fourth of July celebrations fireworks

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, swimming, and, when it comes to July 4th, fireworks! Along with the splashing and sparklers come plenty of visits to urgent care, especially during July. There’s no school and lots of families are gathering for cookouts and hangouts near the water. So what are some ways you can keep your… Read more »

What to Expect: COVID-19 Testing

nurse uses laptop in hospital or doctor's office.

We get a lot of questions about what to expect when you come into the clinic for COVID-19 testing. Here we’ll walk you through it and give you a few tips that might make testing and getting your results a little easier. Set Up a Patient Portal Account If you’d like, you can do this… Read more »

Should You Get Tested or Retested for COVID-19?

Infected Swab Test Sample in Doctor Hands. COVID-19 Epidemic and Virus Outbreak.

As summer begins and COVID-19 cases in Alabama increase, you may wonder, “When should I get tested? If I’ve been tested already, do I need to get retested?” The simple answer is this: anyone can walk-in to MainStreet Family Care to be tested at any time for the virus or for antibodies. MainStreet Family Care… Read more »

Summertime Safety: Preventing Dehydration

young woman holding a plastic bottle of water at the gym

Anybody can be at risk for dehydration or heat-related illness. For preventing dehydration, check out our summer safety tips. These include taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water. Here’s our summer safety breakdown when it comes to heat and the potential for heat-related illness. Drink Water Water. It makes up to 60 percent of… Read more »

Summertime Safety: Bug Bites

close up of a red mosquito bite on a person's arm, rubbing and scratching it outdoor in the park.

Practicing sun safety during the hottest months of the year comes pretty naturally. However, some of us neglect to practice bug safety. “Bug safety” may sound silly, but it’s easy to forget how dangerous insect bites can be–especially during the summertime when we’re all enjoying the outdoors. Here are some things to keep in mind… Read more »

Summer Camp Safety During COVID-19

Two boys enjoying kayaking on lake on sunny summer day

Summer camp safety during COVID-19 is something many families are trying to navigate. In the midst of the pandemic, community summer programs are going to look a lot different this year. While some parents are deciding whether or not to send their children to camp, many others don’t have a choice. For many families, community… Read more »

What Families are Missing Most

A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

One thing many families are missing the most during the COVID-19 pandemic is EACH OTHER. Now that restrictions have been lifted and businesses are reopening, many families are coming together again and visiting with grandparents. Complete self-isolation is the only way to currently avoid getting ill. But many of us desperately need to connect with… Read more »

Looking for a New Primary Care Provider?

doctor holding stethoscope

Are you looking for a new primary care provider? We want you to know that you can rely on the MainStreet Family for all of life’s little emergencies. To make life a little easier, we’re excited to offer primary care for our patients as well! We’re here for life’s bumps and bruises and now we… Read more »