Prevention Blog

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

When to Visit MainStreet Family Care

Shot of a young woman suffering from stomach cramps at home

Staying at home to avoid the risk of infection is part of our new normal. So when do you stay home and when do you make a visit to MainStreet Family Care? Many of us are staying at home to protect others, to protect ourselves, and to maintain our overall health. However, studies are showing… Read more »