covid-19 Blog

How Do I Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test?

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How do you get a rapid COVID-19 test? We wish we could provide a simple answer. However, with patient volumes and testing at their max throughout Alabama, clinics are busy and there are long wait times. As a result, we’ve developed a contactless registration system for MainStreet and KidsStreet clinics. It does require a wait,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »