Coronavirus: Where COVID-19 testing is available in Central Florida

WFTV reporter Lauren Seabrook has been keeping a list of the places you can get tested for the virus.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Feeling feverish or like it’s hard to catch your breath? Did a coworker test positive for COVID-19 and now you’re worried you might have it, too?

New COVID-19 testing sites seem to be opening weekly across Central Florida. Channel 9 compiled a list of testing sites, as well as the criteria for testing at each location.

Keep reading to find the closest testing location to you:

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Orange County Convention Center

The Orange County Convention Center is testing more people for the coronavirus and relaxed some of the requirements to testing this week.

People who have respiratory symptoms but no fever or have been around someone who has tested positive are able to get tested, as well as health care workers, first responders and those with underlying medical conditions will be able to be tested, regardless of symptoms.

The Convention Center testing site can now test a max of 750 a day.

The site opens daily at 9 a.m.

University of Central Florida

The UCF testing site in partnership with Aventus Biolabs is open by appointment only.

Individuals must have an appointment in order to receive a test, which is administered in UCF’s Garage A, located at 12491 University Blvd., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (appointments may end before 5 p.m. if the 250 daily appointments are filled earlier). Those who do not have an appointment will be turned away.

To secure an appointment and have a test ordered for them, individuals must contact Aventus by calling 855-282-4860.

Providers screen patients for symptoms and issue an order form if they qualify for testing.

Florida Department of Health in Orange County testing site

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County testing site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.

Call the Florida Department of Health in Orange County at 407-723-5004 to set an appointment.

Mall at Millenia

AdventHealth will open a second COVID-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida on Wednesday at the Mall at Millenia.

The tests will be available to anyone who meets the criteria for testing, as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The criteria for testing have recently expanded to include anyone who has had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, even if they are not currently experiencing symptoms. A doctor’s order is not required for testing.

Those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival. They will be asked to enter their contact and insurance information and will be assigned a time to be tested. There will be no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured. The test consists of coughing and spitting into a cup.

The Orlando site will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free, mobile testing sites

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will offer free COVID-19 testing to Orange County residents.

The sites are open weekdays only.

No symptom criteria is required for testing, but you must have an appointments and be 18 years and older. Testing activities will sustain as long as supplies last.

Residents can secure an appointment for testing by calling the DOH-Orange's COVID-19 Call Center at 407-723-5004. The Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

Individuals can walk to the drive-through testing sites; however, they must have an official appointment provided by the Call Center. Individuals with an appointment are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their scheduled time.

Mobile testing dates and locations:

  • Monday, April 27 - West Orange Park, 150 Windermere Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Apopka High School, 555 Martin Street, Apopka FL 32712
  • Wednesday, April 29 - Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805
  • Thursday, April 30 - Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
  • Friday, May 1 - Jay Blanchard Park, 10501 Jay Blanchard Trail, Orlando FL 32817

Brevard County

Florida Department of Health of Brevard County testing sites

The Florida Department of Health of Brevard County has three drive-thru testing sites available to any one who has either a fever of 100.4 or higher, a cough or shortness of breath.

Patients must call in advance for prescreening and registration. Anyone showing these symptoms can call 321-454-7141. The tests are provided free of charge.

The testing sites are listed below:

  • Melbourne Clinic, 601 E. University Blvd., Melbourne
  • Viera Clinic, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
  • Titusville Clinic, 611 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville

4/8/20 | UPDATED: Criteria for testing with FDOH requires residents to have only one of the three symptoms to be tested.

Posted by Brevard County Emergency Management on Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Omni Healthcare

Omni Healthcare in Melbourne is prepared to test at least 500 people per day, seven days a week, by appointment at the Apollo Boulevard location.

The following people can make appointments:

  • Health care workers and first responders
  • Grocery store employees
  • Residents 60 or older
  • Resident 45 and older with a chronic illness
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms such as coughing and fever

Insurances will be billed for testing.

To schedule an appointment, call 321-802-5515 or 321-727-1973 or visit COVID19testbrevard.com

Parrish Healthcare, in collaboration with OMNI Healthcare, set to open North Brevard’s first COVID-19 drive-thru test collection site at its Parrish Health & Fitness Center located at 2210 Cheney Highway (Hwy. 50), Titusville. The site opened to the public April 27.

Testing will be done by appointment only. Pre-registration is required to schedule an appointment. To pre-register text “covid test” to 321-204-1966, or visit parrishhealthcare.com/COVID19Registration. Individuals who do not have ready access to a mobile device or computer can call the answering service at 321-268-6139.

Once registered, you will be given an appointment time to arrive at the Parrish Health & Fitness Center drive-thru location. Insurance information will be requested; however there will be zero out-of-pocket expense for this test.

Volusia County

Daytona International Speedway

AdventHealth is offering drive-up COVID-19 testing at Daytona International Speedway, starting daily at 9 a.m.

The hospital announced it will offer 500 or more drive-up tests. The effort has been led by the health care system and AdventHealth Centra Care.

The testing will be available for anyone who meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing.

Those who are symptomatic and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival. They will be asked to enter their contact and insurance information and will be assigned a time to be tested. There will be no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured. The test consists of coughing and spitting into a cup.

The site will remain open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or as long as testing supplies are available. Results can be expected in approximately 2-3 days.

Family Health Source testing sites

There are drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites at three Family Health Source locations in Volusia County, including:

  • Deltona Plaza, 1200 Deltona Blvd.
  • Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club, 960 S. Williamson Blvd.
  • 1205 S Woodland Blvd DeLand

Testing is available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

No appointments are necessary. No referrals are needed. For more information, visit Family Health Source’s website or call their dedicated COVID-19/Tele–Visit phone line at 386-327-6045.

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Osceola County

The Florida Department of Health of Osceola County lists a dozen places to get tested in the county. Officials said those insured should first contact their health care provider, and those who are uninsured callers should contact their local CentraCare or walk-in clinic for testing information.

Below is a list of facilities able to test for COVID-19:

1.) AdventHealth Celebration, 400 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747

2.) AdventHealth Centra Care,4660 13th Street St., Cloud, FL 34769

3.) AdventHealth Centra Care, 4320 West Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34746

4.) AdventHealth Centra Care, 3759 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746

5.) AdventHealth Centra Care, 3293 Greenwald Way, Kissimmee, FL 34741

6.) AdventHealth Centra Care, 8201 W, US 192, Kissimmee, FL 34747

7.) AdventHealth Kissimmee, 2450 N Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee , FL 34744

8.) FDOH - Osceola County, 1875 Fortune Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34844

9.) Orlando Health Osceola - Freestanding Emergency Department, 1001 E Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34744

10.) Osceola Regional Medical Center, 700 W Oak Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741

11.) Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34759

12.) St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, 2906 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769

13.) Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744

All questions can be answered 24/7 by calling the Florida COVID-19 Hotline at ‪866-779-6121‬.

Flagler County

Flagler County, in partnership with Florida Department of Health-Flagler, AdventHealth, Flagler Volunteer Services and Daytona State College, is opening up testing to certain Flagler County residents.

Can residents who fall into the categories below can qualify for testing:

1) Underlying conditions (weakened immune systems) AND COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath); or

2) 65 years old, or older AND COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath)

Residents that call and qualify will be given a weekday appointment time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Palm Coast campus of Daytona State College, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway Southeast.

Registration is highly encouraged and those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival.

Seminole County

Seminole County officials have opened community testing sites in the county.

Testing will be conducted from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following dates at the following locations:

  • Monday, April 27- Bookertown Community Center, 4631 Gilbert Street, Sanford
  • Tuesday, April 28- Georgetown, Historic Sanford Stadium, 1201 Mellonville Avenue, Sanford
  • Wednesday, April 29- Jamestown, Rockhill Missionary Baptist Church 3036 Weston St, Oviedo
  • Thursday, April 30 (RESCHEDULED DATE) - Lincoln Heights, Journeys Academy, 1722 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford

To read more, click here.

Watch the Seminole County news conference below:

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Drive-thru testing is also available at the Altamonte Mall, 451 East Altamonte Drive, Monday, April 27 through Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those being tested should be either a first responder/healthcare worker, symptomatic or have had contact with COVID-positive patient.

Appointments are required. Click here to sign up.

AdventHealth is also hosting drive-thru testing weekdays from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. at Seminole Town Center, 200 Towne Center Circle.

Appointments are required, visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to sign up.

Lake County

Lake County is ramping up its COVID-19 testing by adding three testing sites for people with or without symptoms, and at a cheaper cost.

The sites will be spread out to different areas of the county. Officials said they want to give residents more options for testing opportunities. The tests will cost $20.

Testing locations:

Cooper Memorial Library at UCF South Lake, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr, Clermont, FL 34711

Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, 109 E Dixie Ave (opens Friday)

Adult Medicine in Mount Dora, 3619 Lake Center Drive.

Lake County officials said free testing is also available with the Health Department, but you need to first call and make an appointment and meet certain criteria to be eligible for testing.

Polk County

AdventHealth is continuing to expand its community COVID-19 testing in Central Florida and announces the following new location and launch date in Polk County:

  • Posner Park in Davenport will open Tuesday, April 28

Registration is highly encouraged and those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival.