April 20, 2020

State of Alabama
Press Release: Public Health, Alabama Department of

Drive-up COVID-19 testing available in Tuscaloosa County on Fridays


CONTACT: Tuscaloosa County Health Department
(205) 562-6900

Drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics will be offered at the Tuscaloosa County Health Department on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. - noon while testing supplies are available.

Please call (205) 562-6900 for an appointment and to preregister. The address of the Tuscaloosa County Health Department is 2350 Hargrove Road East, Tuscaloosa.

To be tested, individuals must be 10 years old or older and meet these criteria:

The patient is symptomatic with at a minimum (measured or subjective)

  • Fever OR cough OR shortness of breath, AND
  • Immunocompromised or have co-morbidities, or
  • Age 65 years or older, or
  • Healthcare worker, or
  • Associated with a long-term healthcare facility, or
  • Symptoms are moderate, severe or worsening.

If you have no symptoms, testing is not recommended. If you have mild symptoms and do not fall into one of the above high-risk groups, it is recommended that you self-isolate at home and call 1-888-264-2256 if your symptoms worsen.

Local leaders urge calm and patience during this trying time for all.

County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.

Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.

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