FAFP COVID-19

Testing Sites - Healthcare Worker Priority

UPDATED: March 23, 2020

Please find the latest information FAFP has relative to COVID-19 testing sites throughout Florida.  It is important to note that most drive-thru sites will priority test healthcare workers if exposure is suspected.  While the FDA is apparently close to approving a rapid results test (e.g., less than an hour), most results will be available within 3 to 7 days of the test.  

If you have additional testing site information, please contact Jennifer Young at jyoung@fafp.org.

COVID-19 Drive-thru testing sites by County

Broward County:
A drive-thru testing facility will be set up with cooperation between Florida National Guard and Memorial Healthcare System’s hospital in Miramar. The Florida National Guard has called up all its medical professionals to form Task Force - Medical. Testing will be free for all patients who receive it.

Pembroke Pines: 

The Florida National Guard’s Medical Task Force and Memorial Healthcare will be testing at CB Smith Park’s park-and-ride lot at 900 N. Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines. This site will start testing on a limited basis healthcare worker, first responders and people 65 and older who are showing symptoms of the new coronavirus.

Pompano Beach:

Broward Health will open its drive-thru testing site today at 1 p.m. in Pompano Beach behind the Festival Flea Market on Sample Road. Only people with appointments will be swabbed. The mobile testing site will allow 300 registered patients to drive through daily and be swabbed from their cars. To be tested, patients must pre-register by calling (954) 320-5730 for an appointment. No walk-ups or drive-ups can be screened without an appointment.

Weston:

Cleveland Clinic Florida said it has begun scheduling appointments for drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Weston, Testing will take place at Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Krupa Center, 3250 Meridian Parkway, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Potential patients should call the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at (954) 659-5951 to be scheduled for a test. Callers will be screened by a nurse who will determine whether the caller meets the federal testing criteria.

Collier County:
NCH Health System will have a testing collection site at Telford Auditorium in downtown Naples. NCH is not requiring appointments currently.

Duval County:
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville. Officials are asking that people first call their Ascension primary care physician and ask to be screened over the phone. Only patients with an established relationship with a St. Vincent’s physician are eligible and must call their physician’s office for guidance.  To qualify, patients must be pre-screened and those screenings can be done in person, by phone, or virtually using Ascension Online Care. Ascension has created a coronavirus hotline for questions about COVID-19 and symptoms. The number is (833) 981-0712.

 

TIAA Stadium: Federal Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site for Seniors, Healthcare Professional, and First Responders. The site is located at TIAA Bank Field in parking lot J. Patients must have a temperature of at least 99.6 degrees and have respiratory issues. The site will operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for as long as supplies last. For complete information click here.

 

The City of Jacksonville: Baptist Health and Telescope Health are collaborating with an additional drive-thru COVID-19 testing option at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, located at 1000 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville. Before coming to the testing site, patients must complete a screening and receive a physician order through the virtual health platform Telescope Health. Physician orders from other sources will not be accepted. For complete information click here.

Escambia County:
Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart in Pensacola. Officials are asking that people first call their primary care physician and ask to be screened over the phone. You can call the Ascension Medical Group call center (850) 416-7000. Nasal swab samples will be collected from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and sent to a state-approved laboratory for analysis.

 

Hillsborough County:
BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Tampa) | 3440 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607

  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Tampa) | 17512 Dona Michelle Drive, Suite 5, Tampa, FL 33647

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Bloomingdale) | 2442 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596

 

Lee County:
A tent will be set up at Lee Convenient Care facility near Page field located 4771 S Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. It’s open from Noon until 4 p.m. on Monday. Patients must have an order from their physician or provider and make an appointment (239) 343-9800 before showing up to the collection site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leon County:
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and local healthcare providers are collaborating to initiate a community drive-thru sample collection site only for patients who have an order sent from a physician for testing. It will be open Monday - Friday from 11 am until 6 pm. Contact your physician for referral. If your provider has ordered a COVID-19 test for the Northwood patient drive-thru sample collection site, please review our What to Expect Resource Guide.

 

Martin County:
Martin North Hospital has been designated as a testing facility. Testing will take place for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, and again, testing is by appointment only. To receive an appointment for testing, a patient who believes they have the coronavirus must call the nurse triage line phone number, (772) 419-3360

West Palm Beach:
The testing will be open to Palm Beach County residents who have called to complete a screening process and have made a scheduled appointment. Prospective patients must call (561) 967-0365 for the screening and to schedule an appointment. Those without an appointment will be turned away, health center officials said. FoundCare, a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, set up an outpatient drive-through testing station in its parking lot at 2330 S. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach.

Sumter County: (The Villages)
Premier Medical Associates offices in The Villages is offering drive-thru testing and can be scheduled after a tele-visit with a doctor, call (352) 561-3182. Patients stay in their cars next to tents in the parking lot.

UF Health Shands:  The University of Florida will, for a limited time, begin offering coronavirus testing this week (March 23) from 9am-1pm, including tests for asymptomatic elderly residents.  UF has set up a COVID-19 testing site at The Villages and has the capacity to test upward of 2,000 people, or 400 a day for the next five days. Tests will also be performed for people who are asymptomatic and don’t meet the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for testing, which require people to be symptomatic.

Marion County:
Premier Medical Associates offices in Ocala is offering drive-thru testing and can be scheduled after a tele-visit with a doctor, call (352) 561-3182. Patients stay in their cars next to tents in the parking lot.

Miami-Dade County:

Community Health of South Florida is testing at its Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216th St. To be eligible for the test, patients must have recently traveled to any of the affected countries or have been in contact with someone who has the novel coronavirus. They must also be experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. The nonprofit is asking those with severe symptoms to visit a hospital ER instead. Those who meet the testing criteria are asked to call the nonprofit first at (305) 252-4820 to schedule an appointment.

 

Miami Gardens:

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will have a drive-thru Community Based Testing Site for COVID-19 open to the general public starting Monday (March 23). The site will open at 9 a.m. Monday in the east parking lot of the Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive. The testing is free and the site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a daily basis.

Testing will only be available to:

  • First responders who are or are not symptomatic. They must bring ID.

  • People aged 65 or older with COVID-19 symptoms. They must bring ID.

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest or bluish lips or face, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you are eligible, the test sit is drive-thru only and patients will not be able to leave their car. No bikes or mopeds allowed.


On Friday (March 20), Florida’s National Guard opened a COVID-19 testing center at C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines. Combat medics will be administering the tests, which will run every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free test will only be administered to people who fit the following criteria:

  • First responders and healthcare staff, including police, fire-rescue, medical staff and essential staff that is supporting the management agencies during the novel coronavirus pandemic. You must show ID.

  • People who are 65 or older with COVID-19 symptoms and have chronic conditions. You must show ID.

  • Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and have recently traveled internationally on a cruise or plane or have a compromised immune system. You must show ID.

  • This testing site is also drive-thru only.


​​Pasco County:

BayCare Urgent Care will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.

 

  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey) | 4821 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652

 

Pinellas County:
BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Carillon) | 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite. 106, St. Petersburg, FL 33716

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside) | 3351 N. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761

 

Polk County:
BayCare Urgent Care will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Haines City) | 36245 U.S. Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844

Orange County:

Orange County Convention Center testing site open to first responders, health care workers and those 65 and older who are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Referral Procedures

 

 

No referrals necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give patients number to call and set up an appointment

 

Give patients number to call and set up an appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No referrals necessary

 

 

 

 

 

Ascension:  limited to St. Vincent’s patients only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIAA stadium testing, patients should bring the following:

  • Bring your own pen

  • Bring photo identification

  • Refrain from taking any fever-reducing medicine four to six hours before testing

  • Health care workers and first responders need to bring work identification

  • Always remain inside the vehicle

American sign language and Spanish language interpreters will be on-site to assist.

 

 

 

 

 

For any patient in the community, does not need to be in the Ascension network. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Patients need to call 850-746-2684 to be prescreened prior to just showing up

 

 

 

Patients must be screened via the BayCareAnywhere.org website to have a virtual visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testing sites open 7 days a week from 12pm-4pm. The patient needs to get an order (letter) from their physician which includes the following:

  • Primary Care Physician Name

  • Primary Care Physician Address

  • Patient’s Name/Identifier Number

  • Patient’s DOB

  • Lab Code ID

  • Diagnosis ID code

Once documentation is prepared by the physician, the physician provides the copy of the patient recognition form to patient who then calls 239-343-9800 and presses 1 to be placed into the prompt for screening.

 

Patients need an order/referral from a physician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give patients number to call and set up an appointment

 

 

 

 

 

Give patients number to call and set up an appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Must call to organize referral, clear direction not provided when inquired.

 

 

 

Drive-thru testing site that can accommodate both cars and golf carts. Patients will be tested based on symptoms, travel and exposure history. Open to people who book appointments online at the website, https://ufhealthcovid.com.

Must call to organize referral, clear direction not provided when inquired.

 

 

Give patients number to call and set up an appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patients must be screened via the BayCareAnywhere.org website to have a virtual visit.

Patients must be screened via the BayCareAnywhere.org website to have a virtual visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patients must be screened via the BayCareAnywhere.org website to have a virtual visit.

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