The following article shares details about where to find a COVID-19 test in Madison, Alabama. You’ll learn the best times to arrive, what kind of tests are offered, how long results will take, and how much you’ll pay out-of-pocket.
It’s an all-too-common scenario lately that I’m sure many can relate to: You’ve just been notified that someone you around recently had either just tested positive for COVID-19 or has had very close exposure to someone who tested positive.
Your brain then starts swirling about what to do next regarding plans you’ve already made, who you should notify of the news, if you’ve felt any symptoms, and just generally what to do next with the info you now know.
As we navigate Christmas and the potential post-Christmas surge of cases, here is some updated information about where to find COVID-19 tests in Madison. If you begin to feel symptomatic or just simply want to rule out that you have the virus for one reason or another, head to this list to navigate where to go for a test.
Where to find a COVID-19 Test in Madison, Alabama
540 Hughes Road, Suite 4 | 256-456-5971
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Avalon Family Care just started offering COVID-19 tests in Madison, so they cite that they aren’t “slammed” like other testing locations are. They offer both rapid and PCR tests; Rapid tests take about 15 minutes to come back with results, and PCR tests take about two days.
If Avalon accepts your insurance, there should be no in-house charge. Otherwise, the charge is $125 (that you should be able to bill your insurance yourself).
Additionally, employers who wish to test their employees before they return to work can request Avalon to come do on-site testing. Please call or email the office to set this up.
8490 HWY 72 W, Suite 100 | 256-724-3587
Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“Urgent Care for Children is performing Rapid antigen and PCR COVID-19 testing, as well as antibody testing, for both pediatric and adult patients at all UC4C locations. Rapid antigen tests are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until daily supply capacities are reached.
Pediatric patients can book an appointment using this link. Adult patients must complete a telemedicine visit before coming to the clinic to file through insurance. If you do not have insurance or don’t wish to file through insurance, you can schedule an appointment and self-pay at the time of the visit.”
Author note: I tested at this location last week. They open at noon, so I arrived at 11:30 a.m. and waited in my car with about five other cars. I checked in inside at noon and then returned to my car. I had to pay $125 out of pocket because I had not done the Telemedicine option ahead of time (I was in need of a rapid test that day). I did file with my insurance on my own though. They swabbed my nose at 1:15 p.m. and my results were in my patient portal online by 2 p.m.
7559 HWY 72 W | 256-414-0488
Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
AFC offers rapid and PCR COVID-19 tests in Madison. Rapids are performed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your best bet for securing a test is to show up before they open and get in line. AFC will bill your insurance.
101 Ivory Place | 256-325-0236
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ApproXie offers both rapid and PCR tests for walk-ins and by appointment. The office manager suggested getting in line around 7:30 a.m. before the clinic opens at 8 a.m. Tests are typically all gone by 9 a.m.
Community Urgent Care of Madison
30694 HWY 72 W, Suite E | 256-230-6130
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Rapid and PCR tests are performed via a drive-thru method on a first-come, first-serve basis. They ask that you call the office when you arrive and highly recommend that you show up shortly before they open. Community Urgent Care will bill your insurance.
The office manager noted that if you are exposed, they ask you to wait a few days before coming in to be tested, as symptoms may not have had time to pop up yet.
21 Hughes Road | 256-772-2037
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m – 4 p.m.
Rapid and PCR tests are available for patients only. Please call to make a same-day or next-day appointment.
QC Urgent Care and Wellness
7500 HWY 72 | 256-964-8338
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
QC Urgent Care only offers PCR tests that will yield results in 3-5 days. No rapid tests are available. The wait time is generally about 30-45 minutes. Patients may be responsible for a $25 co-pay depending on symptoms, exposure, etc.
Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care in Madison
300 Hushed Rd., Suite G-2 | 256-542-0230
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Rapid and PCR tests are available. Patients can make an appointment online, but walk-ins when the clinic first opens is your best options for securing a rapid test. They will perform rapid tests until they are gone. HH Urgent Care will only perform COVID tests for those with symptoms and who have been exposed and not for those who need a test for travel.