Category: Antibody Testing

How Do I Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test?

How do you get a rapid COVID-19 test? We’ve developed a contactless registration system for MainStreet and KidsStreet clinics. It does require a wait, but please know that we’re trying to help you and your neighbors the best we can. Thank you in advance for your patience. This is not an appointment, but pre-registering can… Read more »

What to Expect: COVID-19 Testing

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?

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 »

Summer Camp Safety During COVID-19

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

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 »

COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Patients

We are excited to participate in a program launched by the Department of Human Health Services (HHS). This program is designed to reimburse healthcare providers and laboratories for providing COVID-19 testing to uninsured patients. This allows us to extend COVID-19 testing to patients without insurance. Our participation in the Uninsured Patient Program will be available… Read more »

Is COVID-19 Testing Free?

This post was updated to reflect recent changes in government and insurers’ policies to help patients seeking either COVID-19 viral testing or COVID-19 antibody testing. Please check regularly for updates. Last revised on July 26, 2021. We believe it’s important that patients have all the information. So, we’re breaking down how COVID-19 viral and antibody… Read more »

Ask Dr. Taylor: SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing

The entire team at MainStreet Family Care is encouraged by our patients’ desire to be informed. We’ve received a lot of great questions from you about SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing! Below our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Timothy Taylor addresses some specific questions that our community has been asking about COVID-19 antibody testing. I’m on the fence.… Read more »

COVID-19 Antibody Blood Test Questions and Answers

These days, we all have Coronavirus questions that need to be answered. We’ve provided some helpful COVID-19 antibody blood test questions and answers that might make life a little easier. How does the COVID-19 antibody blood test work? We will draw a sample of your blood and test it for the antibodies your body creates… Read more »

Explaining COVID-19 to Our Kids

How do we begin explaining COVID-19 to our kids? Coronavirus is all people are talking about these days. Parents are concerned. We’re worried about our friends, family, and the impact this will have on our children. While we’re doing the best we can, sometimes it’s helpful to have ways we can reassure our children and… Read more »