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COVID-19 Rapid Swab Test Questions and Answers

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KidsStreet Urgent Care is pleased to now offer a rapid COVID-19 swab test at all MainStreet and KidsStreet clinics throughout Alabama. We are excited to help you get the results you need as soon as possible. As with other forms of COVID-19 testing, we wanted to provide as much information as possible so that you… Read more »

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

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The entire team at KidsStreet 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 »

Convenience…When You Need it Most

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We pride ourselves on being affordable, knowledgable, and community-driven. Another thing we take great pride in is KidsStreet’s convenience factor. We know that when life challenges you and times get tough, convenience counts. You Can Wait in Your Car When you’re not feeling well or the kiddos are sick, the last place you want to… Read more »

Safety First at KidsStreet

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Whether you’re visiting for a regular check-up, an urgent care visit, or COVID-19 testing, we want you to know that we put your health and safety first. We are welcoming all patients at MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care. While our day-to-day lives have changed, we’re still doing what we’ve always done. We’re providing… Read more »

Is COVID-19 Testing Free?

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This post was updated to reflect recent changes in government and insurers’ policies to help patients seeking COVID-19 testing. Please check regularly for updates. Last revised May 5, 2020. We’ve all seen the headlines that announce “free testing” and “everyone can have a test.” While this is the main objective and these news reports are… Read more »

Explaining COVID-19 to Our Kids

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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 »

Help Your Child Get a Solid Night’s Sleep

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We all want our children to get a solid night’s sleep. After safety and nutrition, how much sleep a child gets is at the top of every parent’s list. The amount your child needs varies by age: Toddlers need 11 to 14 hours, while preteens and teens require 8 to 10 hours. Following a well-rehearsed bedtime… Read more »

4 Things You Should Know About ALL Kids

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KidsStreet Urgent Care and MainStreet Family Care clinics are proud to accept ALL Kids and Medicaid patients! As the largest program providing medical and health-related services to children, families, and individuals in need, Medicaid can be difficult to navigate. We’re here to tell you that navigating medicaid is about to get easier. Here are 4… Read more »

Children’s Urgent Care with You in Mind

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Being a parent is hard. At the end of the day, we’re all doing the best we can, right? When we created KidsStreet Urgent Care, we designed it with you in mind. Because when life throws you a curve-ball, it’s hard to catch up. It’s worrisome when your child is sick. Then it’s challenging when… Read more »