UCF coronavirus testing site may receive 17,000 testing kits this week, officials say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Another drive-thru testing site opened Monday in Orange County, this time at the University of Central Florida.

The testing site is located inside Parking Garage A at the intersection of Gemini and University boulevards.

Officials anticipate having 17,000 testing kits within the next couple of days and they want to administer 250 tests a day.

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Each test will take around 10 minutes and results should be known in less than 48 hours.

It can take up to a week for the results at the county’s other test site at the Orange County Convention Center.

The UCF site is open to any who qualifies and is covered by most insurances, but if you don't have insurance it will cost $51.

This coronavirus testing site is a partnership between UCF and Orlando-based Aventus Health, which has already been running its own testing site.

“We wanted to be a part of this, and help people,” said Aventus Health CEO, Oliver Dawoud. “We heard other testing sites were very restrictive. We didn’t want to do that. If you have symptoms you will be tested here.”

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The general public is asked to call 855-282-4860 if they would like to set up an appointment.

Staff will screen patients and test them if they qualify.

There are two other testing sites in Orange County, one at the aforementioned convention center and another on Alafaya Trail that health officials have not given specifics on.

Christopher Boyce, WFTV.com

Christopher Boyce joined WFTV in January of 2019.

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