COVID-19 Updates

For the latest COVID-19 information from the Alabama Department of Public Health, call 211.


For Covid-19 Test Results or Patient Portal registration please call the number below. 

Covid-19 Release of Information Call Line: 256-215-7461

For information regarding the State of Alabama’s Covid-19 Vaccine Plan and Deployment:

Click Here: Covid-19 Vaccine Plan


February 27, 2021:

NEWS: Russell Medical beginning to relax COVID-19 restrictions

February 1, 2021:

NEWS: Russell Medical fills up vaccine appointments for second time

January 30, 2021:

NEWS: COVID-19 reporting consistent in Tallapoosa County

January 13, 2021:

NEWS: Russell Medical offers vaccine to residents 75 and up

January 8, 2021:

NEWS: COVID-19 Success continues

January 7, 2021:

NEWS: Russell Medical celebrates another COVID-19 recovery

January 6, 2021:

NEWS: Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing comes to Russell Medical

December 30, 2020:

NEWS: No qualms about COVID-19 vaccine

December 23, 2020:

NEWS: Home for the holidays

December 10, 2020:

NEWS: Another health care prayer vigil

December 2, 2020:

NEWS: Alexander City councilmember/Russell Medical Employee overcomes COVID-19

November 12, 2020:

NEWS: COVID Spike affecting more than the sick

July 23, 2020:

NEWS: Staying the course with COVID-19 precautions

July 13, 2020:

NEWS: COVID-19 testing delays creating issues

July 1, 2020:

NEWS: Russell Medical cases mirror state trend

June 24, 2020:

NEWS: Better late than never to celebrate hospital week

June 23, 2020:

NEWS: Russell Medical holds grand opening for new coffee house

June 19, 2020:

NEWS: Local church provides lunch for Russell Medical Nurses

June 18, 2020:

NEWS: Russell Medical officials urge residents to heed coronavirus warnings

May 20, 2020:

NEWS: New Site breaks ground on new health clinic

May 13, 2020:

NEWS: Russell Medical slowly moving back to normal as it names Employee of the Year

May 5, 2020:

NEWS: Reason to celebrate at Russell Medical


May 1, 2020:

NEWS: Nurse practitioner battles pandemic in first year on job

April 30, 2020:

NEWS: COVID-19 strikes at Russell Medical’s bottom line

April 29, 2020:

NEWS: Colvin’s emotional struggle

April 23, 2020:

NEWS: Downward Slope

April 16, 2020:

NEWS: Dr. Robert Edwards on Tele-Medicine Efforts

April 8, 2020:

NEWS: Despite restrictions, Russell Medical keeps families informed

April 4, 2020:

NEWS: Russell Medical caring for positive COVID-19 cases with success

April 3, 2020:

NEWS: Russell Medical employees develop UV method to steralize surgical masks

  • Russell Medical has taken every precaution to provide for the safety of our patients, staff and community.  We have treated communicable diseases for many years, so we understand the precautions that must be taken in terms of isolating patients, currently restricting visitors and adhering to other precautionary measures.  With the ever-changing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in our daily operations continue to occur as we adapt to this pandemic.  We want you to be assured that we are ready and plans are in place.


  • Entrance to the Professional Office Building is only through the main entrance on the 1st floor and lower level entrance adjacent to the Cancer Center parking lot.


  • Total Fitness is now open to the public.  Call 256-329-7138 for more information


  • Docs cafeteria is closed to the public.


  • Rehabilitation services are available for patients, such as PT, OT, Speech, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.


  • ***We encourage you to call your personal physician before coming to the hospital.  A healthcare professional will direct you to the next steps.


  • At present, physician offices are open during their regular business hours. We encourage you to call ahead before coming to a physician office.


  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama recently announced the expansion of telehealth coverage. This allows physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and behavioral health practitioners to provide medically necessary services via telephone consultation. Customers can check with their physicians to see if they participate in telehealth.


  • The Centers for Disease Control ( and the Alabama Department of Public Health ( provide current and reliable information regarding COVID-19. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these websites and the information contained therein.


On behalf of the entire staff of Russell Medical, we want you to know that we are here for you and remain proactive and diligent as we respond to this pandemic and all of the healthcare needs of our community.

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