Main Street Family Care Blog

Contactless Registration at MainStreet

We’re excited to announce contactless registration at MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care. Please read carefully to familiarize yourself with our process and the safety measures we’ve put in place. In addition, we’ve included some frequently asked questions about QR codes and contactless registration. What is web registration?  MainStreet’s web registration system allows you… 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 system for MainStreet and KidsStreet clinics. It does require a wait, but please… Read more »

COVID-19 Rapid Swab Test Questions and Answers

Rapid test device for COVID-19

Updated July 26, 2020, 7:02 am. Effective immediately, our 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 everyone and… 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 »