Covid Testing

Family Practice, Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Northport, AL

Covid Testing

Covid Testing services offered in Northport, AL

COVID-19 continues to pose serious risks at both the personal and public health levels. COVID-19 testing is the only way to know your status, and Christine Falls, FNP-BC, and Alisha Marie Moore, CRNP, FNP-BC, of Northside Primary Care in Northport, Alabama are proud to offer this service. Call today to schedule a visit, or book online. Walk-in clinic visits are also an option for COVID-19 testing.

Covid Testing Q & A

Who needs COVID-19 testing?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 testing is recommended if any of the following apply:


  • You have symptoms of COVID-19
  • You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 at least five days prior
  • You fall into a high-risk category
  • You’re planning close contact with someone at high risk of severe COVID-19 


Many people also need COVID-19 testing to meet the requirements of an employer, for travel, or in preparation for school, camps, or other group events. Northside Primary Care offers the documentation you need to meet any set of requirements.  

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 makes it easier to know when you or a loved one needs to come in for testing. Common signs of COVID-19 include:


  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Changes in ability to smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting


As you can see, many of these symptoms are also common with the flu or the common cold. If you feel unwell, get tested for COVID-19. It’s a fast and easy process. Knowing your status empowers you to take action to limit your contact with others and prevent the spread of the disease.

What happens if my COVID-19 testing shows an infection?

If you test positive for COVID-19, don’t panic. Most people fight off the infection without serious ramifications. Your practitioner works with you to soothe symptoms and give your body the support it needs to move beyond a COVID-19 infection. 


If you fall into a high-risk category or if your symptoms are severe, your practitioner advises you on the next steps. Hospitalization is sometimes the best option for treating COVID-19 and gives you access to advanced treatments and therapies. 


If you have additional questions or concerns or need to book a COVID-19 testing appointment, call the office to check appointment availability. You can also book online for a simple and straightforward option or consider a walk-in clinic visit. 


Be sure to let the Northside Primary Care team know if you’re experiencing symptoms, even if you aren’t coming in for COVID-19 testing.