KidsStreet Urgent Care Blog

Summertime Safety: Preventing Dehydration

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Anybody can be at risk for dehydration or heat-related illness. For preventing dehydration, check out our summer safety tips. These include taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water. Here’s our summer safety breakdown when it comes to heat and the potential for heat-related illness. Drink Water Water. It makes up to 60 percent of… Read more »

Summertime Safety: Bug Bites

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Practicing sun safety during the hottest months of the year comes pretty naturally. However, some of us neglect to practice bug safety. “Bug safety” may sound silly, but it’s easy to forget how dangerous insect bites can be–especially during the summertime when we’re all enjoying the outdoors. Here are some things to keep in mind… Read more »

Summer Camp Safety During COVID-19

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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

A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 thrilled that the Department of Human Health Services (HHS) has launched a program to reimburse healthcare providers and laboratories for providing COVID-19 testing to uninsured patients. This program will allow us to extend COVID-19 testing to patients without insurance. KidsStreet’s participation in the Uninsured Patient Program will be available for patients seen on… 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 July 26, 2021. We believe it’s important that patients have all the information. So we’re breaking down how COVID-19 testing is being covered. Keep in mind that policies regarding… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

This article was last edited 5:41 am on April 28, 2020. This post is for the many people in our community who are wondering about the coronavirus and what it means for Alabama. We want to make the current information readily available to you. Here’s what you need to know about coronavirus. What is coronavirus?… Read more »