Lamar County Health Department offers drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics


CONTACT: Lamar County Health Department
(205) 695-9195

Drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics will be offered at the Lamar County Health Department, 300 Springfield Road, Vernon, on Tuesdays beginning at 8:30 a.m. while testing supplies are available.

Please call (205) 695-9195 for an appointment and to preregister. A physician referral is preferred.

Criteria for people to be tested:

The patient is a resident (with or without symptoms) of a long-term care facility and the facility has laboratory-confirmed cases in residents or staff, or are

  • Hospitalized patients with symptoms
  • Healthcare facility workers, workers in congregate living settings, and first responders with symptoms
  • Residents in long-term care facilities or other congregate living settings, including correctional and detention facilities and shelters, with symptoms
  • Persons without symptoms who have underlying medical conditions or disability placing them at a higher risk of complications, residency in a congregate housing setting such as a homeless shelter or long-term care facility, or screening of other asymptomatic individuals based on a case-by-case review and approval by the state health department or local health jurisdiction.

Symptoms of COVID-19 consist of either cough or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing) or at least two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

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