Rapid COVID-19 testing available at MCHD by appointment through March 11

March 7, 2022

Rapid COVID-19 testing available at MCHD by appointment through March 11

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team will continue providing rapid testing by appointment at its Festival Centre location through Friday, March 11, at 6 p.m.

Dr. Rendi Murphree, who oversees the Bureau of Disease Surveillance and Control, had previously announced limited reopening of the Festival Centre location as a way of increasing the availability of free testing during the Mardi Gras season.

“Anyone with concern about potential exposure to COVID-19 at indoor social gatherings, parades, or other large outdoor gatherings can get tested for free and receive results within 15-20 minutes,” she said.

As a reminder, anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should stay at home and contact their healthcare provider.

Individual appointments must be made online at this link — https://appointments.mchd.org. Each client must present proof of their appointment when they arrive at the Festival Centre.

The Festival Centre (Suite 101-A) is located at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Drive in West Mobile. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Those wishing to receive either the Pfizer (adult or pediatric), Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Saturdays will need to visit the Keeler Memorial Building at 251 North Bayou Street in Downtown Mobile. This service will be available from 8 a.m. to noon in the old Urgent Care at the front of the building.

During the week, the same COVID-19 vaccines are available at the Festival Centre. As with other MCHD vaccination events, these will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).