September 8, 2022
Prevention & Wellness expanding services at Tillman’s Corner
MOBILE, Ala. — The Prevention & Wellness directorate is one of the cornerstones of traditional public health services of the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD). Since 1816, public health in Mobile County has been one of education, prevention, and the promotion of wellness.
To help accomplish this goal, MCHD has converted the space located at the back of the Southwest Mobile Health Center (5580 Inn Road in Tillman’s Corner). The refurnished section is now called the Southwest Public Health Center (SPHC).
Starting on September 12, MCHD/SPHC will offer confidential, walk-in testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and HIV.
There will be a $1 registration fee. Services are available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the MCHD/SPHC at 251-410-4393.
MCHD/SPCH may also be able to provide treatment for persons who test positive and have symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
Persons seeking treatment for HIV should consult with their healthcare provider or Family Health by calling 251-690-8889.
STD/HIV home specimen collection and laboratory testing kits are now available by mail for all Alabama residents, and to select individuals who are on PrEP therapy. Persons may request one test every three months. Learn more at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/std/home-testing.html.
Prevention & Wellness will continue to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations (Novavax, Pfizer, or Moderna) and rapid testing at the Southwest Public Health Center. COVID-19 services are also provided by MCHD at the Festival Centre shopping center (3725 Airport Boulevard, Suite 101-A) and the Public Health Response Unit located at the Semmes Health Center (3810 Wulff Road East).
For COVID-19 vaccinations and rapid testing, there are no out-of-pocket costs. While no appointment is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, individual appointments must be made for rapid testing online at this link — https://appointments.mchd.org.