UPDATE: JCDH COVID testing site to stay open longer

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 8:40 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2022 at 12:36 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Jefferson County’s free COVID testing site will now stay open through August 27, 2022.

It’s located on the corner of 18th Street and 1st Avenue North in Birmingham.

Rapid testing is available at the site Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and you can get your results back in less than an hour.

“The resources that we used to have in the community were no longer there, but there’s other funding mechanisms that the health department has been able to obtain through the federal government and we’re using those resources to make sure the costs are covered and there’s no cost transferred over into any of our residents. This COVID testing site is going to be starting now and it’s going to go through the World Games period and even after. So, this is another resource that people can have irrespective of a why you’re coming into the area. It’s there for anybody to use,” said Deputy Health Officer for the Jefferson County Department of Health, Dr. David Hicks.

Again, testing is free, and no I.D., legal status, or medical insurance is required, but it helps if you have a smart phone to speed up the registration process.

Drive-up and walk-ups are welcome.


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