Tired of the long lines? These facilities are offering COVID-19 testing by appointment

ORLANDO, Fla. — Access to COVID-19 testing has recently often meant waiting in long lines for hours. But additional ways to get tested are popping up across town, in the form of private facilities.

The facilities, such as Delta Internal Medicine Center, are offering tests by appointment, with many still offering appointment slots this week.

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The options range from drive-thru to mobile testing, depending on what you want to pay.

At CMC Health and Wellness off University Drive in Winter Park, health and beauty is its core business.

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“We do laser hair removal, we do facials, we do iv infusion to boost the immune system. We also do functional medicine. We try to prevent disease before it happens,” owner Paola Acosta said.

When Acosta saw the long lines at COVID-19 testing sites, she decided to use her own resources to offer testing, something she was already doing for established patients.

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“Talking to our lab, Nona Scientific, they were like, ‘you know, we can provide testing, we can help,’ so this is how we just decided to try to see how we can help the community,” Acosta said.

They are offering a PCR test with results within 24 to 48 hours. The test costs $25 with insurance and $75 without.

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That’s just one of several testing options Channel 9 found across the region — from free tests with insurance at Physicians Stat Lab in Clermont, to $175 PCR tests at COVID Testing LLC, which offers results in 30 minutes.

Channel 9 also found an Orlando mobile testing service that promises to come right to your doorstep at no charge, with insurance.

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See appointment information for the various services below:

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.