HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Hospital is opening a COVID-19 testing clinic focusing on child patients.
Starting Wednesday, September 8, parents can take their kids, up to age 18, to the Fever and Flu Clinic without an appointment.
Women & Children Hospital’s service administrator Sheryl Case tells News 19 the necessity for expanded access became apparent with the increased rates of pediatric emergency room visits they’ve received the last month.
“We also looked at what is the greatest demand for our community and we know that after hours was a big time that we were seeing patients coming into the emergency room,” Case says. “And that’ll help just decrease the volume that our pediatric room is filling.”
The separate testing hours will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-8 p.m
There will not be a physician on-site. If your child is experiencing severe symptoms, visit the Huntsville Hospital Pediatric ER or see your child’s pediatrician.
The Fever and Flu Clinic is located at 120 Governors Drive.