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Drive-through COVID-19 testing opens Monday, July 6, at 1 p.m.

With COVID-19 infections surging across the region, Huntsville Hospital, Thrive Alabama and the City of Huntsville are once again teaming up to offer mobile testing.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala — The drive-through site will see patients from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, July 6. Hours for the rest of next week (Tuesday, July 7, through Friday, July 10) will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Approximately 300 specimen collection kits are available each day. 

The mobile test site is meant for asymptomatic individuals with recent exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. No physician order is required, but patients should bring their driver’s license or other photo ID and health insurance card. 

Huntsville Hospital’s Fever & Flu Clinic (120 Governors Drive) is still the community’s primary testing location for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. The clinic is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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For the mobile testing site, drivers should enter John Hunt Park from Jaycee Way off Airport Road. Site attendants will be on hand to direct you to the specimen collection area. Drivers and passengers should remain inside their vehicles the entire time. 

With the recent uptick in community-acquired COVID-19 infections, Huntsville Hospital is testing well over 1,000 individuals each week. Specimens collected at the drive-through site and Fever & Flu Clinic are sent to outside laboratories where test results take about a week. 

This is the second time John Hunt Park has been used for COVID-19 mobile testing. Huntsville Hospital, Thrive Alabama and the City of Huntsville tested hundreds of people in the park in late March.

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