COVID-19 testing available at three county health departments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Susan Douglass, R.N.
(334) 293-6479

One-day “drive through” COVID-19 testing clinics will be offered at county health departments in Lowndes, Bullock and Tallapoosa counties to patients who have a provider referral for testing. Appointments at the sites must be made in advance by calling the appropriate health department directly:  Lowndes Co. at (334) 548-2564; Bullock County at (334) 738-3030; or Tallapoosa County (Alexander City location) at (256) 329-0531. 

Clinics are scheduled by appointment only and conducted from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. as follows:

  • Friday, April 3, Lowndes County Health Department, 507 E. Tuskeena St., Hayneville
  • Tuesday, April 7, Bullock County Health Department, 674 Hicks Industrial Blvd, Union Springs
  • Friday, April 10, Tallapoosa County Health Department, 2078 Sportplex Blvd., Alexander City

To be tested, individuals must meet these criteria:

The patient is symptomatic with at a minimum (measured or subjective)· Fever OR cough OR shortness of breath, AND

  • Immunocompromised or have co-morbidities
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Healthcare worker
  • Associated with a long-term healthcare facility

If you have no symptoms, testing is not recommended.  If you have mild symptoms and do not fall into one of the above high-risk groups, it is recommended that you self-isolate at home and call 1-888-264-2256 if your symptoms worsen.

Local leaders urge calm and patience during this trying time for all.  

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04/02/2020


ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 910, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5300 | Fax: (334) 206-5520