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COVID testing near me: Symptoms and testing information from ADPH; Legacy Center COVID testing

What are COVID symptoms? How can I get a COVID test? How can I track COVID cases?

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Need COVID testing in Huntsville?

The Legacy Center Offers Free Covid Testing Every Monday from 10am-1pm in Partnership with Alabama AHEC

Free Covid testing at The Legacy Center has moved to every Monday. Drive-thru testing is being administered by Alabama AHEC. The PCR Covid test results are provided two days later.

Masks and vaccine promotional materials will be given from the Alabama Department of Public Health while supplies last.

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What are COVID symptoms? Where can I get a COVID test? How do I get a free COVID test by mail?

These are just a few of the important updates released by the Alabama Dept. of Public Health, along with a new, easier-to-use website.

COVID Symptoms:

Symptoms of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

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Get Tested for COVID-19

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, visit www.alabamapublichealth.govor https://dph1.adph.state.al.us/covid-19/to locate a testing site.

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How to Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

You may also order free home tests from www.covidtests.gov.
A prescription is not required to purchase over-the-counter tests. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free of charge. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Please don't go to the emergency room just to get a COVID test.

Hospitals are quickly getting overwhelmed with COVID patients. They are asking people to please not come to the emergency room just to get a COVID test.

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New ADPH website

For frequently asked questions and to check your symptoms, visit the Alabama.gov COVID-19 Information Hub at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/index.html

General COVID-19 Information

For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email covid19info@adph.state.al.us. Telephone calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interpreters are available.