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COVID-19 Testing

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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-Travel Testing for COVID-19

Beginning 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 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

Pre-procedural Testing for UAB Medicine Patients

Home Care Instructions for People with Coronavirus

Home Care Instructions for People with Coronavirus – Spanish

Care for Discharged Patients with COVID-19

Information for Suspected COVID-19 Patients Who Are Not Hospitalized