Smart Care Pediatrics


Covid-19 services offered in Talladega, AL

The health and well-being of our patients, families, and staff continue to be our top priority. Because of this, we make every effort to put measures in place to maximize office safety and ensure that patients receive the finest care possible.  Most children with COVID-19 might have a mild case and fully recover without needing further care. But, if your child’s symptoms persist longer than two weeks, they may benefit from an evaluation at the clinic. We at Smart Care Pediatrics are dedicated to always giving our patients the best, most essential medical care. 

What is Covid-19?

Covid-19 or Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses common in people (and some animals) and frequently cause the common cold. Most infected individuals with the virus (SARS-CoV-2) tend to experience a moderate illness, but it has caused severe respiratory issues in certain elderly, chronically unwell, and immuno-compromised individuals.

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What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

Similar to the flu, coronavirus symptoms include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some people will also experience nausea, diarrhea, and sore throats. Common cold-like symptoms in children with COVID-19 include fever, runny nose, and cough. Besides diarrhea, vomiting has also been mentioned. Reported illnesses have ranged from minor signs to serious conditions like heart inflammation, blood clots, and chest pain. 

Is my child at risk for COVID-19?

Both adults and children can get sick from SARS-COV-2. Immunization is the best course of action to reduce the chance of developing a severe illness or COVID consequences. 

What can I do to protect my child and family from Covid-19?

A person-to-person transmission of respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes is thought to be the primary way that COVID-19 spreads. Wash your hands frequently and refrain from contacting your eyes, nose, or mouth to stop disease transmission. Plus, we urge everyone aged five and older to have the appropriate vaccinations and boosters. 

What do we need to understand about Covid-19 testing?

We provide different tests for all patients depending on the symptoms and required treatment. 

PCR Tests:

The best tests for identifying an active infection with the novel coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19 are nasal or nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs that use PCR to detect the virus’ genetic material (RNA). The availability of test findings in an outpatient setting often lasts two to three days.

Rapid Antigen Tests:

Rapid COVID tests look for the spike protein specific to SARS infections. The first five days after the onset of symptoms are when these tests work best on symptomatic patients. These tests, which use a nasal swab, can produce results in as little as 15 minutes. 

What are the treatments for Covid-19?

There are treatments available if you have COVID-19 and are more likely to become seriously ill from the disease. These medicines can lower your risk of dying from illness or needing hospitalization. In order to be effective, COVID-19 medications must be administered by a medical professional and taken as soon as feasible following diagnosis. Even if your symptoms are mild, contact a healthcare physician immediately to see if you are eligible for treatment. To schedule a same-day sick visit for your child, call the Smart Care Pediatrics office or use the online booking tab today. 

801 North St E, Talladega, AL 35160.

Hours of Operation

Monday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM