MainStreet, KidsStreet clinics offering coronavirus testing for select patients

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All MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care clinics are now offering coronavirus testing for patients who meet a certain criteria as there is a limited supply of testing materials.

Selma has a MainStreet clinic on Highland Avenue.

Those who are considering getting testing can see the criteria online on MainStreet’s website. Specifically the criteria involves those who are ages 50 and over and those who have recently traveled or have chronic health conditions.

“The medical providers and staff at MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care
recognize the anxiety and concerns over the coronavirus outbreak,” said a statement.

“We want each of you to know that we are here for you and our office is taking all precautions to reduce the spread of the virus. Our top priorities are your health and safety, the safety of our employees and continuing to provide care to our communities.”

Clinics are also taking precautions. See the following from the statement:

  • In addition to the increased protective gear worn by our staff, any patient experiencing upper respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose needs to let our front desk staff know immediately upon arriving. We will provide these patients with a surgical mask and allow them the option to wait in their car.
    • To minimize risk of exposure in our clinics only patients seeking care, and their accompanying minors, will be allowed in the back of the clinic. Everyone else will be required to remain in the waiting room and we STRONGLY encourage them to remain in the vehicle for the duration of the visit.
    • In the event that any of our clinics are exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient, we will begin monitoring our team per the CDC recommendations.
    • We have removed toys and magazines from our waiting rooms.
    • To provide further protection, we have increased both the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines. Between each patient, each exam room will have relevant surfaces wiped down with disinfectants that are effective against the Coronavirus.

The clinics are still offering services for occupational health clients. Additional resources on the virus can be seen here.