Coronavirus Updates and Testing Hotline

Update: Now offering COVID-19 testing for adults.

Urgent Care for Children is performing curbside COVID-19 testing for both pediatric and adult patients, which will be sent to a third-party lab. To schedule coronavirus testing, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at (205) 848-2273.

At Urgent Care for Children, we were proud to be one of the first in Alabama to begin assisting with testing for COVID-19 and are happy to now offer testing for the whole family!

COVID-19 HOTLINE

Our COVID-19 Hotline allows you to quickly call for information and schedule curbside coronavirus testing for you and/or your child. Call (205) 848-2273, and one of our team members will gladly answer any questions and get you set up for testing.

VIRTUAL PEDIATRIC CARE

Pediatric patients are encouraged to take advantage of our telemedicine platform to speak with one of our experienced pediatric providers from the comfort and safety of their own home! Many illnesses or issues can be completely assessed and treated remotely, with medications called into your pharmacy within minutes. If the provider decides your kiddo needs lab work or a doctor needs a peek inside your child’s ear, our LapHopper pass lets you swing by your closest UC4C location to be seen curbside. Click here for more info.

WALK-IN VISITS

We continue to see patients for everyday illnesses and injuries at all five Urgent Care for Children locations. For non-emergent problems, Urgent Care for Children offers a great alternative to emergency rooms. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we deliver our promise of providing quality care with less waiting all 365 days of the year!

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COVID-19 Testing FAQs

Is an appointment required to receive a curbside COVID-19 test at Urgent Care for Children?

Yes, those wishing to be tested for coronavirus curbside at any of our five locations must make an appointment first by calling our testing hotline at (205) 848-2273.

Can I walk-up to Urgent Care for Children (UC4C) to receive curbside COVID-19 testing?

Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 should first call our coronavirus testing hotline at (205) 848-2273 to schedule a testing appointment.

Who can be tested for COVID-19 at Urgent Care for Children?

UC4C is testing children and adults of all ages for COVID-19 who have called to make an appointment.

Should I enter Urgent Care for Children once I arrive for my testing appointment?

Please stay in your vehicle and call the front desk to notify the UC4C team of your arrival. A member of our staff will then come to your car to complete the testing.

Is Urgent Care for Children accepting insurance for COVID-19 testing?

Yes, UC4C is accepting insurance for COVID-19 testing.

How do I know the result of my COVID-19 testing done at Urgent Care for Children?

A member of our team will call you within three business days of your COVID-19 test to share the results with you.

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COVID-19 FAQs

Urgent Care for Children’s Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Dr. Allury Arora, is here to answer your most frequently asked questions about coronavirus and provide tips on how to best protect your family.

How does COVID-19 commonly present itself?

COVID-19 presents itself with mild to moderate symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms may appear within two to fourteen days after exposure.*

How can I best protect my child from contracting COVID-19?

Three of the best ways to protect your child from contracting COVID-19 is by following the basics of hand-washing, avoiding large crowds unless necessary and limiting travel to areas where COVID-19 has been identified.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

The most reliable source to follow is the Centers for Disease Control.

Does Urgent Care for Children offer rapid COVID-19 testing?

No, at this time UC4C does not offer rapid COVID-19 testing.

*If you or your child are experiencing chest pains or difficulty breathing, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

UPDATE: This is a changing situation and we will provide updates as our plans develop.