UPDATE ON COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN BIRMINGHAM
PRESS RELEASE Monday, June 8, 2020
Contact: Kim Garner
Over the last month, COVID-19 testing across all of Birmingham’s communities has begun to increase thanks to coordinated efforts from city leaders, health officials and faith leaders.
Council President William Parker has called for more accessible locations so that any residents who wish to be tested, regardless of whether or not they are symptomatic, will be able to do so.
“Testing is just one of the major components we’re implementing to overcome this virus,” Parker said. “We also want to continue to educate the public on CDC recommended safety protocols. Any opportunity we get to talk about safety for our community, we should do that. My colleagues and I have been encouraged by the access to zip code data so we can begin to intentionally target the areas that have been hit the hardest by this.”
In the coming weeks, there will be more COVID-19 testing sites throughout the city, in addition to the dedicated site at Legion Field. Here is a list of those sites and times:
Ongoing, LEGION FIELD: MONDAY – FRIDAY 9AM-4PM, TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL 205-92-COVID (205-922-6843)
UAB Downtown Testing Site: TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL (205)-975-1881 (2117 University Blvd South, Birmingham, AL 35205)
Cahaba Medical Care, West End Clinic: TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL (205)-679-6325 or visit cahabamedicalcare.com (1308 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Birmingham)
Upcoming, Wednesday, June 10th
8am-12pm, Metropolitan CME Church Ensley, no appointment needed
(1600 Avenue K, Birmingham, AL 35218)
9am-12pm, First Baptist Church of Ensley, 205-407-9696
(1508 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35218)
10am – 2pm, Faith Chapel, (205)-679-6325 or visit cahabamedicalcare.com,
(100 Mike Moore Blvd, Birmingham, AL)
Friday, June 12th
1pm-3pm, Our Lady of Lourdes (Huffman), 205-975-2819
(980 Huffman Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215)
Wednesday, June 17th
9am-12pm, Macedonia 17th Street Baptist Church, 205-407-9696
(1405 13th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35204)
1pm-3pm, 6th Avenue Baptist Church. 205-975-2819
(1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211)
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