Houston County Health Department offers COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays in November


CONTACT: Southeastern Public Health District
(334) 792-9070

The Southeastern Public Health District offers COVID-19 testing in Dothan for patients who meet the testing criteria and while supplies are available.

Testing is scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesdays, November 4, 18 and 25
    8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
    Houston County Health Department
    1781 East Cottonwood Road
    Dothan, AL 36301

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, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, and new loss of taste or smell.

Testing criteria are as follows:

  • Persons with symptoms
  • Healthcare facility workers, workers in congregate living settings, and first responders with symptoms
  • Persons without symptoms who have underlying medical conditions or disability placing them at a higher risk of complications or screening of other asymptomatic individuals based on a case-by-case review and approval by the state health department or local health jurisdiction

The Alabama Department of Public Health advises the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Social distance by staying 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Stay home if you can; work remotely if possible
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face covering when around others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Monitor your health

No COVID-19 retesting will be done. For more information, please contact the Southeastern Public Health District at (334) 792-9070 or visit alabamapublichealth.gov.



County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.

Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.

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