Fever/flu clinics and COVID-19 testing sites around the Tennessee Valley

COVID-19

A staff member collects a sample from a patient at Waddell Family Medicine as Athens-Limestone Hospital opens a flu and fever clinic on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Athens, Ala. Patients will only be tested for COVID-19 if indicated by their exam or ordered by the physician or provider. . (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

TENNESSEE VALLEY – Hospitals and doctors’ offices in the Tennessee Valley have opened Flu & Fever clinics as well as COVID-19 testing sites.

WHNT News 19 created a list of clinics available.

FEVER CLINICS –

Decatur Morgan Hospital will operate a fever clinic at Hartselle Family Practice from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

  • Patients must be pre-screened by their healthcare provider.
  • Patients will only be tested for COVID-19 if testing is indicated by their clinic medical exam. 
  • The practice is located at 1211 Highway 31 NW, Suite B, Hartselle, AL 35640.

Huntsville Hospital will operate a Flu and Fever testing site at the corner of Governors Drive and Franklin Street from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • The COVID-19 tests will not be given to all.
  • Patients will only be tested for COVID-19 if testing is indicated by their clinic medical exam. 

Athens-Limestone Hospital will operate a fever/flu clinic from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Patients will only be tested for the coronavirus if they have a doctor’s order or if medical staff indicate on-site indicates that symptoms are consistent with COVID-19.
  • The fever and flu clinic will be at the Waddell Family Medicine in Athens.

COVID-19 CLINICS –

Helen Keller Hospital and the Alabama Department of Public Health are opening a testing site in Tuscumbia.

  • Located at the Colbert County Office Complex (1101 Hwy 72 East, Tuscumbia)
  • Site is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Doctor’s order for testing is preferred, but not required.

Huntsville Hospital and Thrive Alabama will operate a COVID-19 testing site at John Hunt Park. This site location is dependent upon Huntsville Hospital’s test kit supply. When it’s open, workers are there from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We do understand from Huntsville Hospital that this site will not be open the week of March 30-April 3.

  • People also will need a photo ID, driver’s license and health insurance card but patients will not be turned away if they don’t have insurance.
  • There is no need for a physician’s order for COVID-19 testing. Thrive Alabama has a nurse practitioner on site to provide the order.

Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro will be providing a drive-thru screening site at Scottsboro Junior High School located off Heroes Drive.

  • The clinic will be open March 26th and March 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • In order to be screened, you must bring a physician’s order.
  • If you don’t have one, you won’t be screened at this site.

Lauderdale County Health Department in Florence will be offering drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings beginning April 20.

  • Located at the Health Department (4112 Chisholm Rd, Florence)
  • Site will be open by appointment only from 1 until 3 p.m. on Monday and 9 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday
  • Call (256) 764-7453 to pre-register
  • Must be symptomatic and meet certain criteria for testing.

Lawrence County Health Department in Moulton will be offering drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning April 21.

  • Located at the Health Department (13299 Alabama Highway 157, Moulton).
  • Site will be open by appointment only from 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday
  • Must be symptomatic and meet certain criteria for testing.

The Marshall County Health Department is opening a screening site in Guntersville.

  • Located at the Health Department (150 Judy Smith Drive, Guntersville).
  • Site will be open by appointment only from 12:30-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Must be symptomatic and meet certain criteria for testing.

The Morgan County Health Department is opening a screening site in Decatur.

  • Located at the Health Department (3821 US-31, Decatur)
  • Site will be open by appointment only from 1-3 p.m.
  • Must be symptomatic and meet certain criteria for testing.

Northeast Alabama Health Services in Scottsboro is conducting a screening site.

  • Located at Scottsboro High School on Highway 72 in the parking lot near the gym entrance.
  • This site will be open this Saturday, March 28th, and Sunday, March 29th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m and
  • This site does not require an appointment or physician order.

What you need to take with you –

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Cell phone (if you have one)

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