Drive-through COVID-19 testing available at Russell and Chambers 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 Russell and Chambers counties to patients who meet the testing criteria (a provider referral for testing is preferred). Appointments at the sites must be made in advance by calling the appropriate health department directly:

Russell County Health Department, (334) 297-0251

Chambers County Health Department, (334) 756-0758

Clinics are scheduled by appointment only as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Time) Russell County Health Department, 1850 Crawford Road, Phenix City, Ala.
  • Thursday, April 16, Chambers County Health Department, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Time), 5 N. Medical Park Drive, Valley, Ala.

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, or
  • Age 65 years or older, or
  • Healthcare worker, or
  • Associated with a long-term healthcare facility, or
  • Symptoms are moderate, severe, or worsening.

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.

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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04/10/2020


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