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If you are having symptoms of COVID-19
Patients or other community members experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can call 205-975-1881 for screening. If they meet the screening criteria, they will be provided an appointment time at the drive-through testing site. An appointment is required to be tested. Click here to learn more about the testing process and directions to the drive-through test site.
Pre-procedural Testing for UAB Medicine Patients
As of June 1, 2021, we no longer require pre-procedure testing for:
- Patients who are NOT exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and are fully vaccinated (14 days since receiving the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson).
- Patients who have had COVID-19, and have been deemed by their physician in the patient’s medical record to be COVID-convalesced.
For all other patients, a COVID-19 test will still be required prior to a scheduled procedure. These will be scheduled in one of the UAB Medicine labs or as a part of your pre-procedure clinic appointment. The procedure scheduling department will contact you to schedule your COVID-19 test appointment.
Pre-Travel Testing for COVID-19Beginning Monday, July 12, UAB Medicine Urgent Care will be offering COVID-19 testing for anyone age 18 and up who needs to be tested before traveling. You cannot be tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms. The cost is $125 (not covered by insurance), and no appointment is needed. Simply stop by UAB Urgent Care during operating hours to be tested. The clinic is located in downtown Birmingham at 125 20th Street South, Suite 103, and it is open Monday-Friday 7 am-7 pm, Saturday 8 am-3 pm, and Sunday 1 pm-5 pm.
If your test is negative for COVID-19, a letter stating that result will be delivered within 24 hours to your myUABMedicine Patient Portal account. If you do not already have a portal account, you may sign up at myuabmedicine.iqhealth.com/self-enroll. If you test positive, a member of our team will contact you by phone.
The COVID-19 test we use is a PCR/NAAT molecular lab test, which is the most commonly required type. However, you should check with your travel destination about which test type is required.
Additional COVID-19 Testing Information
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