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Getting a Flu Vaccine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Female patient with protective face mask waiting for vaccination, doctor in surgical gloves disinfecting her arm

This year there are more questions than usual surrounding the flu vaccine. Please read carefully to ensure you have all the information you need. Flu vaccines are available at MainStreet Family Care beginning Monday, September 14th. Please use our contactless registration system to pre-register for your flu vaccine. When is the best time to get… Read more »

Hello Bainbridge, Georgia!

Close up of a doctor doing a medical exam while both him and the patient are wearing protective masks

We’re so happy to open our doors to Bainbridge, Georgia! This is MainStreet Family Care’s first location in Georgia! Locals in Bainbridge have been more than welcoming and our clinic staff is already doing an amazing job. To make things a little easier for you, our patients, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked… Read more »

Contactless Registration at MainStreet

Doctor receiving patient registration form in hospital

We’re excited to announce contactless registration at MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care. There may still be a significant wait, but this system allows you to wait from your home or from your vehicle. Please read carefully to familiarize yourself with our process and the safety measures we’ve put in place. In addition, we’ve… Read more »

I Need a PCR Test…but What is it Exactly?

Lab technician holding swab collection kit,Coronavirus COVID-19 specimen collecting equipment,DNA nasal and oral swabbing for PCR polymerase chain reaction laboratory testing procedure and shipping

Many people need a COVID-19 PCR test to go on vacation, go back to work, or a physician has requested a PCR test with negative results. So what is a PCR test? Does MainStreet offer PCR testing? Is it the same as rapid testing? Here we explain the difference between the two tests. By the… Read more »

Getting Employees Tested for COVID-19

Portrait of mid adult woman wearing face mask using digital tablet - working at warehouse / industry

Employers are researching how to get their employees tested for COVID-19. You may have already had an outbreak at your place of business. Maybe you have a only couple of employees that need to be tested. Either way, we know COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon and we can help your employees return to work… Read more »

How Do I Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test?

Coronavirus COVID-19 medical technician professional doctor hand giving a swab test.

How do you get a rapid COVID-19 test? We wish we could provide a simple answer. However, with patient volumes and testing at their max throughout Alabama, clinics are busy and there are long wait times. As a result, we’ve developed a contactless registration system for MainStreet and KidsStreet clinics. It does require a wait,… Read more »

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Questions and Answers

Rapid test device for COVID-19

This post is about MainStreet’s COVID-19 rapid antigen test. All MainStreet clinics have a COVID-19 testing threshold based on the amount of staffing in each clinic. We are putting every effort to hire more people so that we can increase that threshold and get more people tested. We understand this is a difficult time for… 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 »