Coronavirus Information

Testing Information

COVID Testing will be performed at the Oxford Mediplex on Monday-Thursday from 8:30am and 3:00pm, and on Friday from 8:30-2:00pm. Please call 256-235-5600 to make an appointment.

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccinations are given on the 4th floor of the Tyler Center every Thursday and Friday. Thursday for Moderna and Friday for Pfizer.

We understand your health concerns regarding the vaccine, and want to give you reliable information so you can make an informed decision. Weekly, we go live on Facebook with doctors who face COVID-19 everyday. Tune in Wednesdays at 12:15 PM CDT to ask questions during the stream or watch our playback after the stream is complete.

Like us on Facebook for updates everyday on how many COVID-19 patients are currently at RMC along with whether or not they are vaccinated, if they are in the ICU, and if we have patients on ventilators.

See our state and county wide COVID-19 numbers HERE.

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Past Community Updates

Here are links to some of our live streams with Dr. Free, Dr. Magadia, and other doctors who see COVID-19 patients everyday:

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Most Recent COVID-Related News Links

View any of the below links from external news sources posted recently:

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RMC doctors: Get vaccinated, wear masks, don’t take animal meds to treat COVID

Posted 08/25/21

Of the 29 people who have died of COVID-19 in Calhoun County so far this month, 21 were unvaccinated, according to Dr. Almena Free, chief medical officer of Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

Spotlight on: Kandi Williams, RMC Infection Prevention

Posted 3/25/21

Kandi Williams is infection preventionist and nurse manager (Progressive Care Unit) at Regional Medical Center. She is also involved with the Vaccination Task Force as vaccine coordinator for RMC Anniston.

As COVID numbers drop, RMC, Stringfellow to allow patients two visitors

Posted 3/5/21

Starting Saturday, patients at Regional Medical Center and its sister hospital, Stringfellow Memorial, will be allowed two visitors at a time, RMC officials announced Friday.

Spotlight on: Bridgette Magouirk, RMC Covid Response

Posted 3/3/21

Bridgette Magouirk is Director of Regional Medical Center Occupational Health, Wellness, Wellness Extension and Employee Health. She is also an instrumental person in our area’s response to the pandemic.

Local doctors encourage COVID-19 vaccinations at Zinn Park event

Posted 2/27/21

Dr. Benjamin Bailey has seen the same thing happen over and over: Someone will have tried to get the COVID-19 vaccine, failed and then caught the virus.

That’s why, Bailey said, it’s important for everyone to get the vaccine as soon as they possibly can.

Smoother Shots: Local officials working out the kinks as vaccination campaign set to ramp up

Posted 2/2/21

“It went a lot better than last time,” Lee said. “I didn’t have to wait. Last time I was in line for four hours.”

The scene was orderly in part because everyone there was indeed getting a second shot — and was in fact guaranteed one if they had the first one in January. There was no need to jockey for a position in line with limited supplies.

Louis Bass, a key leader in the fight against COVID, is The Star’s 2021 Citizen of the Year

Posted 1/29/21

In the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers in Calhoun County sewed 100 cloth facemasks and delivered them to Regional Medical Center.

Louis Bass, chief executive officer of RMC, waved off any skeptics and accepted the masks graciously. And, yes, they did wind up on the faces of medical workers — not in the coronavirus unit, but at local testing sites. External Article: 1,839 new Covid-19 cases added in Alabama; State Administered 100,000+ vaccines last week

Posted 1/25/21

Alabama added more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday. The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Jan. 25 10 a.m. numbers show the state has had 443,009 coronavirus cases since March, with 1,839 added since yesterday. The state also added 2 deaths to bring the total to 6,662. External Article: Wanted: Volunteers to administer Alabama’s COVID vaccine

Posted 1/25/21

The Alabama Department of Public Health is looking for volunteers to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Whether nurses or physicians, the volunteers would primarily be used in vaccine clinics across the state, according to ADPH’s Dr. Karen Landers.

  • Are travelers healthy?
  • Have the travelers received flu shots?
  • Do any of the travelers or anyone the travelers come in contact with have any underlying high-risk conditions?
  • Are there any travel restrictions for your destination listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the U.S. Department of State page?
  • Are there any major events after the trip that would be problematic if you and your travelers were quarantined for a period of time?
  • Would anxiety during travel ruin the trip for you?
  • Are you reasonably able to implement common preventative measures, like washing your hands, during travel?
  • Would your regret be manageable if you or a family member caught COVID-19?