Four days after the governor announced it would happen, drive-thru testing for COVID-19 has arrived in earnest. But not just everyone can roll up and expect to be tested. Read all the details of the testing sites below before even trying to show up to one.
CUTLER BAY – A drive-thru testing site has opened at the South Dade Government Center, located on Southwest 211th Street, right off the Florida Turnpike. Testing will be available to those who have an appointment.
FLORIDA CITY – A drive-thru testing site has opened at Loren Roberts Park in Florida City. This site will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who are able to get tested must have recently traveled to a high-risk country or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Patients may also be experiencing a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Appointments are not necessary to get tested at this site.
HIALEAH – Amelia Earhart Park, located at 401 E 65th St., will open as a testing site on Thursday. Testing will be available for those who are 65 or older and are experiencing symptoms. Testing will be conducted Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call 305-268-4319.
HIALEAH – Larkin Community Hospital, 1475 West 49th Place, Hialeah, FL 33012, is open for testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Patients must register online first and have symptoms of COVID-19. First responders, medical personnel and those who have traveled to coronavirus hotspots will be tested before members of the general public. If you would like to register to get tested, click here.
HOMESTEAD- A drive-thru testing site will be opening at the Clinica Campesina Health Center, located at 810 W. Mowry Dr. in Homestead, on April 13. This site will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who are able to get tested must have recently traveled to a high-risk country or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Patients may also be experiencing a fever, cough or shortness of breath. No appointments are necessary to get tested at this site.
MIAMI BEACH – A testing site at the City of Miami Beach’s municipal parking lot, located at 4621 Collins Avenue, is set to open on Thursday morning. Testing will be available to patients who have been pre-screened and have scheduled an appointment in advance. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week, except Saturdays. Those who would like to pre-register to get tested can click here.
MIAMI GARDENS – The parking lot at Hard Rock Stadium is open for testing. Testing will be done from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who are able to get tested include people who are 65 and older who are experiencing symptoms, first responders and front line health care workers.
MIAMI – Marlins Park, located at 501 Marlins Way, has been set up as a drive-thru testing site. Those who want to get tested must be 18 or older and experiencing certain symptoms. Appointments are necessary. Those who want to get tested can be pre-screened by calling 305-499-8767. The call center opens at 9 a.m. daily and will remain open until the appointment slots for the following day are filled.
MIAMI – Charles Hadley Park, located at 1350 NW 50th St., has been set up as a drive-thru testing site. The testing site is open to those 18 and older, and by appointments only. The site will begin testing at 9 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 305-960-5050.
CITY OF MIAMI IN-HOME TESTING — The City of Miami Fire Rescue Department will offer free in-home testing for seniors who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms and do not have access to transportation. Click here for more
SOUTH MIAMI-DADE – Doris Ison Health Center, located at 10300 SW 216 St. Testing is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Patients who want to get tested do not need to call in advance for this location and no appointment necessary.
PEMBROKE PINES – The Florida National Guard and Memorial Healthcare System have opened a drive-thru test site at CB Smith Park. Starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, participants can call 954-276-4680 in advance to complete criteria screening. Those who are able to be tested at this location include first responders, hospital workers, anyone 65 and older with symptoms and chronic conditions and anyone who has symptoms who has traveled internationally or to an area within our country that’s been heavily affected by the coronavirus.
WESTON – Cleveland Clinic has a site set up in Weston, not far from their hospital. To be tested here, patients must first call their nurse hotline at 954-659-5951 to be pre-screened. If the nurse determines the person meets the criteria, they will be given a confirmation number and given an appointment time.
MARATHON – Drive-thru testing will take place at the Marathon Community Park at 200 City Marina, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Monday. Testing will only be for Monroe County residents who meet the criteria and have scheduled an appointment in advance. Residents who are feeling symptoms of the coronavirus can book an appointment by calling 305-252-4820.
MARATHON- Testing is also available at CHI Marathon Health Center, located at 2805 Overseas Highway, every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by appointment only. Testing is only available to Monroe County residents who meet the testing criteria. Those who want to get tested can schedule an appointment by calling 305-216-2107 or emailing KeysCovid19@chisouthfl.org.
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