Update: Now offering the Rapid COVID-19 Sofia SARS Antigen FIA test at all Urgent Care for Children locations.
Urgent Care for Children is performing COVID-19 testing and antibody testing for both pediatric and adult patients. Currently, we offer the PCR nasal swab test at all of our locations and recently started offering the rapid antigen test on a first-come, first-serve basis at all Urgent Care for Children clinics! To schedule coronavirus testing or antibody testing, simply click up above to schedule your curbside test.
If you have any questions, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at (205) 848-2273.
COVID TESTING AT UC4C
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. The rapid antigen test is offered on a first come, first serve basis as we have a limited number of tests available to be performed daily. PCR coronavirus testing does not have quantity restrictions and is offered without limitations. To book your testing appointment, please visit this page to select your preferred time and location.
The following testing options are currently available at each location:
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OUR TESTING PROCESS
The easiest way to get COVID testing is to make an appointment online by going to our “Save Your Spot Online” page. This will allow you to schedule a convenient time for your test, complete your paperwork ahead of your visit, and message our staff with any questions. When you arrive at one of our facilities, you will be able to check-in from your mobile phone and safely wait in your car. Curbside testing and care are available to adult patients only. For the safety of our patients ages 21 and under, Urgent Care for Children requires pediatric patients to be seen inside at all clinic locations.
INSURANCE & COVID-19
UC4C is accepting most insurances for COVID-19 testing. We will run through your insurance, and you will receive a bill in the case that something is not covered. We do offer a self-pay option as well 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. For those wanting to do the rapid antigen test, the self-pay fee is $125.
GETTING YOUR TEST RESULTS
Rapid tests will receive test results the same day you are tested. PCR tests are sent to a third-party lab and results are typically reported within 2-3 days, but can vary with volumes. PCR test results will be posted to your patient portal as soon as they are available, and a provider will call you to discuss any positive results.
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.
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!
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, and always wearing masks when with anyone who does not live in your home.
Where can I learn more about COVID-19?
The most reliable source to follow is the Centers for Disease Control.
*If you or your child are experiencing chest pains or difficulty breathing, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.