January 24, 2022
Update on COVID-19 testing
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s COVID-19 Response Team has exhausted community COVID-19 rapid test capabilities at its Festival Center location. No information is available on when more testing kits will be available.
Individuals requesting a PCR test (through LabCorp) must schedule a doctor’s visit through Family Health (MCHD’s primary care division). Appointments for this specific test may be made by calling 251-690-8889. There will be a charge for the doctor’s visit based on your insurance or income. Patients must bring their identification, proof of income, insurance card, and their co-pay.
For those still seeking a rapid test, the federal government provides a list of community-based testing sites at https://www.hhs.gov/ coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html. The Alabama Department of Public Health also provides a list of testing sites at https://dph1.adph.state.al.us/covid-19. There are 18 testing sites available in Mobile County.
The Federal Self Testing Program is also available to the community. Individuals can request testing kits through the mail at this website — https://www.covidtests.gov.
Festival Centre vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine is still available at the Festival Centre in Suite 101-A. Clients may select from either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The Festival Centre clinic is located at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Avenue in West Mobile. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MCHD is once again offering vaccine to homebound individuals. Interested individuals can sign up for this service on the www.MCHDcares.com website. On the top line is a tab titled “Request at Home Vaccination.”
Once the form is completed, it will be sent to our COVID-19 Response Team for scheduling. MCHD staff will provide the Moderna vaccine on Wednesdays and Fridays.
This service is also available to family members living with the homebound individual and/or their caregivers.