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LIST: Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the Tampa Bay area?

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Posted at 5:25 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2022-01-18 18:03:29-05

CITRUS COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) is offering no-cost COVID-19 testing at the Central Ridge Community Center at 77 Civic Cir, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. The drive-thru site is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's also open Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Some days may be unavailable due to previously scheduled events at the community center and inclement weather. View citrus.floridahealth.gov for a list of dates, call Nomi Health at 904-295-0562 or book online to avoid confusion

Appointments are highly recommended to avoid wait times. To make an appointment visit https://testing.nomihealth.com/signup/fl. Both rapid and PCR tests will be available at the site while supplies last.

The test site is operated and managed by Nomi Health, not the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus). For information about this Nomi Health test site, call 904-295-0562.

There is also testing available at the following sites:

Click here for more testing site information.

DESOTO COUNTY

The DeSoto Health Department is offering COVID-19 free testing at DeSoto County Public Library (125 N. Hillsborough Avenue) in Arcadia. Reservations are available but not required. To schedule an appointment and for operating hours head to their website.

If you think you’ve been exposed ~ OR ~ you’re experiencing COVID-related symptoms, call the Department of Health in DeSoto at 863-993-4601, ext 107.

For more details on testing locations, visit the DeSoto County Facebook page.

HARDEE COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health in Hardee is offering free drive-up COVID-19 testing for Hardee County residents at 115 K.D. Revell Road in Wauchula. Appointments are required. Call at 863-773-4161 or visit their website. There is also testing available at the following sites:

All sites are testing by appointment only.

  • Central Florida Health Care
    • 121 K.D Revell Road, Wauchula, FL
    • Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Phone number: 1-866-234-8534
  • Prompt Care
    • 524 Carlton Street, Wauchula, FL
    • Phone number: 863-767-8333

Testing information can also be found on the Hardee County Emergency Management Facebook page.

HERNANDO COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County partnered with Nomi Health to provide no-cost, COVID-19 testing at the Hernando County Fairgrounds.

The drive-thru site will be open 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Appointments are highly recommended to avoid wait times. To make an appointment visit http://testing.nomihealth.com/signup/fl.

Or call 904-295-0562 to reach a customer service agent.

The health department also offers continues to offer the COVID-19 vaccine.

A $10 grocery voucher to major grocery chains here in Hernando County for each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine received at the health department ($20 total per person.)

All COVID-19 vaccine appointments must be made by phone, by calling 352-540-6800 and choosing option 7.

Click here for additional testing sites in Hernando County.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Residents who want to be tested are asked to call the local health department at 863-382-7260 or 863-382-7270 during business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. By appointment only.

  • CVS Minute Clinic
  • Highlands Urgent Care
  • Walgreens
    • Multiple locations

For more testing site information, click here.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

No appointments are needed.

Regular County Supported Sites

  • West Tampa Community Resource Center 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607
    • Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Walk-up, testing conducted indoors
  • Progress Village Park 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619 
    • Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      Walk-up, testing conducted indoors
  • Hillsborough Community College Brandon 10451 Nancy Watkins Dr., Tampa, FL 33619
    • Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      Drive-thru, testing conducted outdoors
      The testing site entrance is off East Columbus Drive. Visitors will not be able to access the testing site by using Nancy Watkins Drive. Only the East Columbus Drive entrance offers access to the testing site.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Sites:

  • Code Enforcement Complex 1101 E. 139th Ave. in Tampa
    • Opening August 7, and will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • No appointments needed, walk-ins accepted
    • People should bring ID as well as a health insurance card
    • Antigen, Diagnostic and Rapid testing available
  • Cordelia B Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4602 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
    • Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Antigen, Diagnostic and Rapid testing available
    • This site is open to the public and free of charge to residents.
    • Individuals without insurance can also receive free testing.
    • Residents can pre-register here.
    • Walk-ups are also available on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last.
    • Face masks are required except during the few moments for the nasal swab.
  • Al Barnes Park (3101 E 21st Ave Parking Lot)
    • Drive-thru site
    • Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • PCR and Rapid testing available
    • No appointment needed
    • COVID-19 testing only
    • Residents can pre-register here.

For more testing site information, click here.

MANATEE COUNTY

  • Bradenton Area Convention Center
    • Site operates 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. seven days a week
    • Southwest parking lot, 1 Haben Boulevard in Palmetto

Testing (including both PCR and rapid testing) are free of charge. These are walk-up operations; no appointment is necessary. Visitors are asked to bring proof of Florida residency (driver’s license, utility bill with Florida address, etc.). For more information, call (941) 242-6646.
Pharmacies offering COVID-19 testing:

  • Walgreens 8th Ave. Palmetto
  • CVS 8th Ave. Palmetto
  • CVS Bradenton
  • CVS West Bradenton
  • Ellenton Urgent Care

For more testing site information, click here.

PASCO COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) is working with community partners to provide COVID-19 testing throughout Pasco County. It is recommended that people call facilities prior to going for testing to ensure they meet any guidelines required by the provider.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the days listed below at the following DOH -Pasco Clinics:

  • Tuesday and Thursday’s ONLY at: 10841 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654
  • Monday and Friday’s ONLY at: 13941 15th St., Dade City, FL 33525

Appointments are mandatory. To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at DOH-Pasco, people can call 727-861-5260 and select Option 1 for Medical Services then Option 2 for Immunizations.

For a full list of testing locations in Pasco County, click here.

DOH-Pasco also has this testing site search tool on their website to find a location near you.

PINELLAS COUNTY

The Pinellas County Health Department has several testing location sites for residents. Testing costs and insurance requirements vary. For private pharmacies and urgent care facilities, call ahead to confirm cost/insurance requirements.

  • Tropicana Field
    • 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Both PCR and rapid antigen testing will be offered at no cost
    • Testing will be available on a drive-up basis, no appointment needed
    • Pre-register HERE

For a full list of testing locations in Pinellas County, click here.

    POLK COUNTY

    The Polk County Health Department has several testing location sites for residents. Appointments vary, call ahead to confirm.

    For a full list of testing locations in Polk County, click here.

    DOH-Polk also has this testing site search tool on their website to find a location near you.

    SARASOTA COUNTY

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) two drive-thru testing locations and two walk-up testing locations.

    Drive-thru:

    • 5400 Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
      • No appointment required
      • Both PCR and Rapid Tests: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Note: If using Apple Maps, use the address 5400 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota. If using Google Maps, use the address 5400 Bradenton Road, Sarasota.
    • Ed Smith Stadium 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237
      • No appointment required
      • PCR Tests Only: 7 Days a Week 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S.
      • No appointments will be required, and anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.
      • Testing will be offered 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
      • Testing is free, PCR testing will be available.

    Walk-up:

    • Robert L. Taylor Community Complex parking lot 1845 34th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234
      • No appointment required
      • Both PCR and Rapid Tests: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      • Rapid tests are for first responders and school-aged children.
    • Dallas White Park 5900 Greenwood Ave, North Port, FL 34287
      • No appointment required
      • Both PCR and Rapid Tests: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      • Rapid tests are for first responders and school-aged children.

    Other ways to get tested:

    For more information, click here.