Category: Viral Testing

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

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

Employers are researching how to get their employees tested and vaccinated 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 or vaccinated. Either way, we know COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon and we can help your… Read more »

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 »

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Questions and Answers

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. If you have further questions, please email info@mainstreetfamilycare.com. As testing evolves, so will our clinic policies. Please check here for updates before coming to the clinic. MainStreet Family Care… 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 »