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Decatur Morgan Hospital opens Fever Clinic in Hartselle

Decatur Morgan Hospital opened a Fever Clinic at Hartselle Family Practice today. HFP is located at 1211 Highway 31 NW, Suite B. The clinic will operate from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday.

According to a press release, the clinic is being established as a testing site for patients who have already been pre-screened by their healthcare provider. Who should come to the Fever Clinic? Adults ages 18 and older who have a referral or order from their healthcare provider and have exhibited a broad range of upper respiratory illnesses, including influenza, sore throat, strep throat, fevers or potential exposure to COVID-19. Patients will only be tested for COVID-19 if testing is indicated by their clinic medical exam. Not all patients will be tested for COVID-19.

Fever Clinic patients should call (256) 773-6017 and wait in their car upon arrival. Preliminary registration information will be collected while the patient remains in the car. The patient will be evaluated and possibly tested in their car. If they have a mask at home, we request that they wear it. Patients are asked to bring a photo ID, insurance card and a cell phone. The clinic visit will be billed to patient health insurance and no money will be collected on-site.

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