UAB COVID-19 testing site to be relocated

UAB Medicine is moving its drive-thru testing site to the UAB Hospital-Highlands parking deck effective Aug. 9.

A blue street sign that reads "Left Lane Covid-19 Testing Only" near the Downtown COVID-19 Testing Site sponsored by UAB Medicine and the Jefferson County Department of Health on March, 23, 2020.UAB Medicine is moving its drive-thru testing site to the UAB Hospital-Highlands parking deck to minimize the effects of weather on testing operations. The last day of testing at the current test site — at University Boulevard and 22nd Street South — will be Aug. 7. Testing will begin Aug. 9 in the new location in the deck at 1130 12th Street South.  

All testing is by appointment. Patients first must call 205-975-1881 and be screened by a provider; an appointment will be scheduled if the caller has a positive screen for COVID-19. Hours for the call center are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Friday, and testing is conducted 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunday- Friday; both are closed Saturday.

UAB Hospital-Highlands employees who use the deck will be provided alternate parking options by UAB Transportation. UAB Medicine is working closely with clinical teams to develop parking solutions for patients who use the parking deck.