Highlands Medical Center and Northeast Alabama Health Services, in coordination with city and county agencies, are working together to provide drive thru screening and collection sites for COVID-19 for the remainder of this week and through the weekend. Both sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Highlands screening site will be at Scottsboro Junior High School on Heroes Drive. It will operate from Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27. Only patients with a physician order and appointment will receive service through this drive thru screening and collection site. People without a physician order will not be screened at this site.

The Northeast Alabama Heath Services screening site will be at Scottsboro High School on Highway 72. It will be located in the student parking lot near the gym entrance. This site will be open on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This site does not require an appointment or physician order. A provider will be on site at this location to screen patients and write orders for testing. Those with physician orders will also be served at this location.

Each screening site will provide those patients who are tested with instructions for next steps.

Should inclement weather force either drive thru location to close, please contact you local Northeast Alabama Heath Service health center for assistance with screening.

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