Coronavirus Updates and Testing Hotline

Update: Now offering online appointment scheduling for COVID-19 testing for children and 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, simply visit our Locations page and click to Save Your Spot.

If you have any questions, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at (205) 848-2273.

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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!

CORONAVIRUS TEST SCHEDULING

Urgent Care for Children offers quick and easy online scheduling to adult and pediatric patients interested in being tested for COVID-19. To book your testing appointment, please visit this page to select your preferred time and location.

COVID-19 HOTLINE

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

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. 

We continue to follow the strictest guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep your family safe when coming inside for a pediatric visit. In addition to these efforts, we have implemented three measures to further protect our patients and their families.

These measures include: requiring face coverings for all guests ages seven and up, limiting visitors to one parent per patient, and performing temperature checks on all adults at check-in. Should an adult’s temperature be above 100.4°F, we will kindly ask that you return to your car for your child to be seen curbside.

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, 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 curbside for coronavirus at any of our five locations must make an appointment first by visiting the “Save Your Spot Online” page on our website. To book your appointment, click here.

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

No, those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 must book their curbside coronavirus testing appointment online here.

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

UC4C is testing children and adults of all ages for COVID-19.

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

Please stay in your vehicle and text 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.

Can I be tested for COVID-19 at Urgent Care for Children if I do not have insurance?

Yes, Urgent Care for Children does offer a self-pay option for COVID-19 testing. The cost is $59 plus a lab fee that will be sent by the third-party lab in the weeks following your test.

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

The results of your COVID-19 test will be posted to your patient portal. For patients who test positive for coronavirus, you will also receive a call from our team. Results typically return in three to seven days.

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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 are 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.