COVID-19 Testing

Bessemer Quick Care Clinic offers limited-contact COVID-19 testing for the general public, health care workers, and First Responders. Testing is done by appointment only. Turnaround time for all testing is 24-48 hours, but priority will be given to health care workers and First Responders to ensure they are able to return to work as quickly as possible.

Who Can Get Tested?

Anyone, ages two years and up, regardless of symptoms or exposure. If you do have respiratory symptoms, our lab tests can identify the specific pathogen causing the issues…whether it’s COVID-19 or something else. Whether you feel sick, were exposed to someone with COVID-19, need a test for travel purposes, or just for peace of mind, we can help!

For COVID-19 testing, patients must be able to:

  1. Complete a telemedicine screening via our HIPAA-compliant app, Spruce.
  2. Perform a nasal swab on themselves or accompanied by someone who can perform the test for them.
Lab team running COVID-19 samples
anyone can call or text to schedule an appointment

General Public

Text or Call: 205.273.9424

priority appointments to healthcare workers and first responders

Health Care Workers & First Responders

Text or Call: 205.525.6133

How Does It Work?

  1. Simply text “I want to schedule an appointment,” and we will send you a link to download our HIPAA-compliant app, Spruce, so you can communicate with our scheduling coordinator. Download this app to your device or use the Spruce desktop application. Through the app, we will send you a pre-screening questionnaire and can quickly schedule your appointment. Some patients may be required to have a telemedicine appointment prior to taking the COVID-19 test.
  2. Instructions for the drive-up testing will be provided to you via our app, Spruce, regarding when and where to arrive, park, and how to perform a self-collected nasal swab.
  3. Once finished collecting your sample, place the test kit on the windshield of your car.
  4. Once our medical tech has picked up your sample, you are free to leave. When your test results are back, we will notify you in the app with any instructions or prescriptions, if necessary.

This process allows for quick access to testing while reducing potential virus transmission during the sample collection process as well as eliminates the unnecessary use of personal protective equipment. Below is a video illustrating how easy our drive-up testing process is.