In the News

January 2022

Online registration helps manage long wait times at MainStreet Family Care (WVTM)

Cairo Newsbeat: Residents asked not to go to ER for COVID testing (Thomasville-Times Enterprise)

EAMC asks public not to use ER for routine COVID tessting (Valley-Times News)

Alabama in red zone for COVID-19 cases, Eufaula clinic seeing jump in positivity rates (WRBL)

Local hospitals, clinics seeing strain on staffing because of omicron variant (ABC 33/40)

December 2021

Some patients wait hours at urgent care clinics for COVID testing (WBRC)

Parade of Lights (The Blount Countian)

October 2021

New pediatric urgent care coming to Macon Rd. in Columbus (WTVM 9)

Pediatric urgent care clinic under construction, opening in December (WRBL)

Eufaula clinic offering monoclonal antibody treatment, seeing recent increase in demand (WRBL)

September 2021

Many area monoclonal antibody providers waiting for shipments, supply low (ABC 33/40)

Monoclonal antibody treatment costs (WBRC)

Arby’s, urgent care clinic set to open in Locust soon (The Stanly News & Press)

ADPH: Monoclonal antibody treatments reduced to 70% of what health providers requested (News 19 WHNT)

Antibody infusion now available (The Post Searchlight)

Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients (

August 2021

Frontline healthcare workers once celebrated, now experiencing burnout (WRBL)

Alabama works to expand access to monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 (ABC 33/40)

Get Fit Selma! community meeting to discuss changes to October event (Selma Sun)

Venture For America names 2021 cohort (BBJ)

June 2021

MainStreet Family Care to host free community health fair (WHNT)

May 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Still Available To Those That Want It (WEIS Radio)

March 2021

Public Health ended free testing here, but local residents have other options (Cairo Messenger)

February 2021

Vaccinations ramp up after slow start in Alabama (CNN)

Alabama healthcare providers help with COVID vaccinations (WBRC)

January 2021

Marshall County vaccination rollout runs smoothly despite shortages (Sand Mountain Reporter)

COVID-19 vaccination clinics to be held in several central Alabama counties (WSFA)

Mainstreet Family Urgent Clinic looking to hire more staff to give out vaccines (WAFF)

Gov. Ivey extends mask mandate, gives update on vaccine (Shelby County Reporter)

How and where to get COVID-19 vaccinations in Wiregrass (The Dothan Eagle)

Where in the Wiregrass can I get tested for COVID-19? (The Dothan Eagle)

Latest on COVID-19, including vaccine information (Shelby County Reporter)

Arab clinic increases capacity, adjusts protocol to meet interest level for COVID-19 vaccine (WHNT)

MainStreet Family Care offering vaccinations (WSFA)

MainStreet Family Care preparing to increase vaccine distribution (WVTM NBC 13)


Pharmacies, urgent cares begin giving COVID-19 vaccine to 75 and older (WKRG)

UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccines appointments for some first responders, seniors now available – heavy call volume (Dothan Eagle)

ADPH: No more vaccine appointments available right now at health departments (WTVY)

Shelby County still in Phase 1A of state’s vaccination plan (Shelby County Reporter)

Arab office giving COVID Moderna vaccinations (Arab Tribune)

MainStreet Family Care receives, distributes COVID-19 vaccine (WAFF)

Arab clinic offers Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (WHNT) 

Alex City’s MainStreet Family Care receives 900-plus Moderna vaccines (Alex City Outlook) 

December 2020

Ribbon cut on Montgomery’s newest pediatric urgent care facility (WFSA)

Pulse oximeters still in demand, but should be treated as a tool (WBRC Fox6) 

November 2020

KidsStreet Urgent Care Opens in Montgomery (WSFA)

Where can I get a COVID test? (Fox WZDX)

October 2020

Your guide to the 2020-2021 flu vaccine including incentive programs (Bham Now)

September 2020

MainStreet Family Care opens for Patients (The Post Searchlight)

Dallas firm acquires majority stake in Birmingham health startup (Birmingham Business Journal)

Why Urgent Care is Ripe for Consolidation (D Magazine)

July 2020

MainStreet Family Care launches rapid test, sees surge in patient numbers (Alexander City Outlook)

May 2020

MainStreet rolls out free tests for uninsured (Selma Times-Journal)

Alabama tops 10,000 COVID-19 cases | Local clinics now offer antibody testing (Sand Mountain Reporter)

Local teacher receives COVID-19 antibody test (Shelby County Reporter)

Shelby County woman says she may have had coronavirus back in January (WVTM 13)

Local urgent care makes antibody test easily accessible (WVTM 13)

Leeds Moody news (St. Clair News-Aegis)

Antibody blood test can show if a patient already had COVID-19 (Alex City Outlook)

Antibody testing available at MainStreet (Brewton Standard)

Cherokee County EMA Confirms 18 Cases Of COVID-19; 6 Active, 12 Have Recovered (WEIS Radio)

April 2020

Antibody blood tests for COVID-19 now available at Mainstreet Family Urgent Care across Alabama (WBRC Fox 6)

Main Street Family Care’s Betsy Stewart (WAAY ABC Huntsville/OneNewsPage)


COVID-19 Antibody Blood Tests Will Be Available At MainStreet Family Care (WEIS Radio)

10 Testing Sites for COVID-19 in Mobile County (Mix 99.9)

Alabama’s MainStreet Family Care, KidsStreet Urgent Care offering COVID-19 antibody tests (Yellowhammer News)

MainStreet Family Care offering COVID-19 antibody blood test (WKRG)

MainStreet clinics now offering antibody testing (Selma Times-Journal)

Antibody testing coming soon to Alex City facility (Alex City Outlook)

COVID-19 testing sites in Southwest Alabama (Fox 10)

Parking lots littered with PPE could contribute to spread of coronavirus (WBRC Fox 6)

MainStreet Family Care making services more affordable and accessible during COVID-19 pandemic (NBC 13)

More testing sites opening up this week in Mobile and Baldwin counties (Fox 10)

MainStreet to offer affordable care to uninsured during April (Alexander City Outlook)

MainStreet Family Care offering lower cost visits for people who’ve recently lost insurance (WBRC Fox6)

MainStreet Family Care in Mobile now offering COVID-19 testing (WKRG)

COVID-19 testing locations in our area (NBC 15)

Coalition meets to discuss local virus response (Selma Times-Journal)

Rapid COVID-19 test could soon be in Alabama

March 2020

Birmingham health providers see drop in patient volume amid COVID-19 worries (Birmingham Business Journal)

Cherokee agencies, businesses alter schedules over COVID-19 (Gadsden Times)

MainStreet Family Care now offering COVID-19 testing (Alexander City Outlook)

MainStreet Family Care announces COVID-19 testing (Selma Times-Journal)

How to treat COVID-19 at home (WTVY)

How to treat COVID-19 at home (WBRC Fox6)

How to seek care for other illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic (WBRC Fox6)

How to get tested for coronavirus in Alabama (WTVY)

How to get tested for coronavirus in Alabama (WBRC)

How to get tested for coronavirus in Alabama (WAFF)

Chamber readies for St. Patty’s Day event (Valley Times News)

January 2020

Doctors say we could see another peak in the flu (WBRC Fox6)

December 2019

Rural and Tertiary Markets: The Next Urgent Care Frontier (The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine)

November 2019

Talk of Alabama: The Summit Lights Up

June 2019

Veterans can now be seen at urgent care clinics (Alex City Outlook)

MainStreet chosen as VA-authorized care facility (Selma-Times Journal)

PRESS RELEASE: VA MISSION Act already helping Veterans: MainStreet Family Care chosen as one of Alabama’s first VA authorized urgent care facilities

May 2019

Telehealth, urgent care fill void in rural healthcare services (CBS42)

January 2019

Doctors suggest parents clean their children’s school gear (WBRC Fox 6)

December 2018

Urgent care clinics see recent spike in flu cases (WBRC Fox 6)

November 2018

Cold and Flu Prevention (WSFA 12 News)

Embrace Ambiguity and Complexity When it Comes to Telehealth (Sanvada)

When It Comes to Telehealth, Embrace Complexity and Ambiguity (Health Tech Magazine)

October 2018

MainStreet Family Care launches #ThinkPink campaign (Birmingham Business Journal)

MainStreet Family Care sponsors Eufaula’s Indian Summer (Dothan Eagle)

September 2018

MainStreet Family Care sponsors Porch Fest (Brewton Standard)

August 2018

MainStreet Family Urgent Care to expand, offer primary care (Birmingham Business Journal) 

MainStreet clinics focusing on health in rural Alabama; expanding with technology (WVTM NBC 13) 

Whooping cough concerns grow as school starts (WVTM NBC 13)

Reported whooping cough outbreak causes spike in urgent care visits (WBRC Fox 6) 

MainStreet Family Care attends Mobile’s Business Expo (Fox 10)

July 2018

MainStreet Family Urgent Care named Favorite Family Doctor (Birmingham Parent Magazine)

Birmingham company eyes telemedicine to boost rural health care (Birmingham Business Journal)

Fourth of July (Valley-Times News)

What to do this Fourth of July (Valley-Times News)

MainStreet Family Care sponsors Thunder in the Park (St. Clair News-Aegis)

June 2018

Boat race set for Saturday at Old Creek Town in Eufaula (Eufaula Tribune)

April 2018

Proclamation signing kicks off Community College Month at Wallace State Oneonta (Wallace State News)

Alex City Community Educator Takes on Bridge Restoration (Alex City Outlook)

March 2018

Tongue wagging with the Doc (Alexander City Outlook)

February 2018

Alumni Spotlight (Auburn University, Department of Economics) 

MainStreet Family Urgent Care is going RED to celebrate American Heart Month (St. Clair News AEGIS)

MainStreet Family Urgent Care goes red to celebrate American Heart Month (The Daily Home)

January 2018

How flu is affecting Jefferson County (WBRC Fox 6 News) 

Winter weather and flu effects (WBRC Fox 6 News)

Talladega County clinic stays open through snowy weather (CBS 42)

TPI Talk: Betsy Stewart – MainStreet Family Urgent Care (Alexander City Outlook)

Local hospital urge patients to use doctors, not ER for the flu (Brewton Standard)

December 2017

New pediatric urgent care center opens in Mobile (NBC 15)

PRESS RELEASE: Urgent Care clinic to break ground in Millbrook, Alabama

November 2017

Birmingham physician elected to national urgent care board of directors (Birmingham Business Journal) Greater Valley Area C of C Happenings (The LaFayette Sun)

October 2017

Business Break (WBRC Fox 6 News)

September 2017

Chambers honors outstanding businesses at annual meeting Thursday (Valley Times News)

August 2017

Talladega’s MainStreet urgent care opens Monday with ribbon-cutting (The Daily Home)

Covington Family Care to merge with MainStreet in October (Andalusia Star News)

July 2017

Children’s urgent care coming to Pelham (Shelby County Reporter) 

PRESS RELEASE: After-hours pediatric urgent care coming to Pelham

PRESS RELEASE: Urgent Care Clinic to break ground in Brewton

June 2017

Relay for Life earns $36k to fight cancer (The LaFayette Sun)

It’s time for fun (Eufaula Tribune)

MainStreet Summerfest (WTVY)

May 2017

Sylacauga Animal Shelter seeking help at Bark in the Park event ( 

April 2017

MainStreet Family Urgent Care clinic coming to Talladega (The Daily Home)

October 2016

Eufaula native competes in Amazon marathon (The Eufaula Tribune)

Valley site is chosen for new urgent care (The Valley Times-News)

September 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Convenient, affordable Urgent Care coming to Eufaula

PRESS RELEASE: Convenient, affordable Urgent Care coming to Moody

PRESS RELEASE: Convenient, affordable Urgent Care coming to Valley 

August 2016

MainStreet Family Urgent Care Opens (Selma Sun)

July 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Convenient, affordable Urgent Care coming to Alexander City

June 2016

MainStreet Family Urgent Care is sponsoring pet ‘adoption fair’ Saturday in Sylacauga (The Daily Home)

May 2016

Moving Dirt (Selma Times-Journal)

April 2016

Library Connections with MainStreet Family Urgent Care (WOIL TV47)

February 2016

MainStreet Family Urgent Care opens clinic in Sylacauga (The Daily Home)

December 2015

MainStreet Family Urgent Care coming soon (The Blount Countian)

Coming Soon in 2016 (The Daily Home/Sylacauga News)

New urgent care facility will open in February in Sylacauga (The Daily Home)

November 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Convenient, affordable Urgent Care coming to Sylacauga

October 2015

PRESS RELEASE: MainStreet Family Urgent Care to host grand opening on October 11

July 2015

Urgent Care facility coming to Centre (The Post)