KidsStreet Urgent Care is now providing COVID-19 viral testing and antibody testing at our clinics in Birmingham and Mobile, as well as all 16 MainStreet Family Care clinics throughout the state. We are still open 7 days a week to address any issues and symptoms you are experiencing. There are two types of COVID-19 tests: One test that will tell you if you HAVE COVID-19 (viral test), and one test that will tell you if you HAD COVID-19 (antibody blood test). All patients are eligible for the antibody blood test to detect if you HAD COVID-19. If you think you might have COVID-19 or you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, simply walk in to be evaluated. Copays will be waived for patients in need of COVID-19 testing.
Click on a button below to learn more about each type of test.
KidsStreet Urgent Care and MainStreet Family Care offer two Coronavirus tests. A test to see if you are currently infected with the COVID-19 virus and another test to see if you had an infection in the past and have developed antibodies to fight it.
- LEARN more about the test for a current COVID-19 viral Infection here.
- LEARN more about the test for a past COVID-19 infection here.
- FIND a MainStreet Family Care testing location near you by visiting here.
If You Suspect You Have COVID-19
If you are concerned you have COVID-19 or would like to be tested for COVID-19, you can walk in to any MainStreet or KidsStreet clinic to be evaluated. There will be no copay for patients who need COVID-19 testing.
If You Suspect You Had COVID-19
If you are concerned you had COVID-19 in the past, you can take a test for that. There will be no copay for patients who come in for this test. Click here to learn more.
If You’ve Recently Traveled
For those who have recently traveled to an affected area, you may be at risk to yourself and others. If you’ve traveled to an affected area within the last 14 days and have any of the following symptoms, walk into a KidsStreet or MainStreet clinic for a test.
- shortness of breath
Additional resources from the CDC concerning travel and precautions to take after travel can be found here.
If You’ve Had Contact with Someone Who has COVID-19
If you you’ve had contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and would like to be tested, walk in to a MainStreet Family Care clinic or KidsStreet Urgent Care to be evaluated.
People at a Higher Risk of Getting Very Sick from COVID-19
Data shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extremely important for you to take action to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:
- Stock up on supplies.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.
- Avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
- During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
How Long Does it Take to Get Test Results
Test results are typically available in 3 days. If you are given a test, you will be notified of your test results as soon as they become available.