From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham’s Legion Field will be home to a new all-access COVID-19 testing site as of 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Testing at the site is available to anyone, regardless if they have symptoms or not. Lack of insurance will not be an impediment to being tested, the Birmingham City Council said.
The increased need for testing comes as numbers continue to rise throughout Alabama with the state intent on reopening businesses previously shuttered in an attempt slow the spread of the virus.
“As Alabama begins to reopen some industries, testing will be crucial to understanding where the virus has spread and where additional resources need to be deployed,” Birmingham City Council President William Parker said.
Testing will be available through appointment only. The site will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For appointments, residents should call (205) 92-COVID (205-922-6843) to receive an appointment for a phone consultation with a healthcare provider. Patients will then be given a designated time for a swab test at Legion Field with medical personnel.
Upon being tested, patients will be contacted by the Ross Bridge Medical Center with the results 24-48 hours following the tests.