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Coronavirus Information

A public health emergency has been declared in Florida due to COVID-19. (last updated 03/18/20)

  

Coronavirus Information

A public health emergency has been declared in Florida due to COVID-19. Read Gov. DeSantis’ executive order.

  • COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7: +1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov
  • Clinician Screening Tool for Identifying Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Florida Department of Health Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
  • Take the CME course Identification and Containment of the Coronavirus: COVID-19 for free in the FMA catalog
  • CDC Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
  • AMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians
  • Other educational resources
  • The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
  • Drive-thru testing sites:
  • Broward County:
    A drive-thru testing facility will be set up with cooperation between Florida National Guard and Memorial Healthcare System’s hospital in Miramar. The Florida National Guard has called up all of it's medical professionals to form Task Force - Medical. Testing will be free for all patients who receive it.
  • Collier County:
    NCH Health System will have a testing collection site at Telford Auditorium in downtown Naples. NCH is not requiring appointments at this time.
  • Duval County:
    Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent’s. Patients must be pre-screened by an Ascension provider before they are directed to the testing site. To qualify, patients must be pre-screened and those screenings can be done in person, by phone, or virtually using Ascension Online Care. Anyone who wants to visit a provider in person should call ahead of time. Ascension has created a coronavirus hotline for questions about COVID-19 and symptoms. The number is (833) 981-0712.
  • Escambia County:
    Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart in Pensacola. Officials are asking that people first call their primary care physician and ask to be screened over the phone. You can call the Ascension Medical Group call center (850) 416-7000. Nasal swab samples will be collected from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and sent to a state-approved laboratory for analysis.
  • Hillsborough County:
    BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.
    BayCare Urgent Care (Tampa) | 3440 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607
    BayCare Urgent Care (New Tampa) | 17512 Dona Michelle Drive, Suite 5, Tampa, FL 33647
    BayCare Urgent Care (Bloomingdale) | 2442 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596
  • Lee County:
    A tent will be set up at Lee Convenient Care facility near Page field located 4771 S Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. It’s open from Noon until 4 p.m. on Monday. Patients must have an order from their physician or provider and make an appointment (239) 343-9800 before showing up to the collection site.
  • Leon County:
    Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has joined forces with other healthcare providers to initiate a community drive-thru sample collection site for patients who have a physician order to be tested for COVID-19. This site is only open for patients who have an order sent from a physician for testing. It will be open Monday - Friday from 11 am until 6 pm. Contact your physician for referral. If your provider has ordered a COVID-19 test for the Northwood patient drive-thru sample collection site, please review our What to Expect Resource Guide.
  • Martin County:
    Martin North Hospital has been designated as a testing facility. Testing will take place for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, and again, testing is by appointment only. To receive an appointment for testing, a patient who believes they have the coronavirus must call the nurse triage line phone number, (772) 419-3360.
  • West Palm Beach:
    The testing will be open to Palm Beach County residents who have called to complete a screening process and have made a scheduled appointment. Prospective patients must call (561) 967-0365 for the screening and to schedule an appointment. Those without an appointment will be turned away, health center officials said. FoundCare, a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, set up an outpatient drive-through testing station in its parking lot at 2330 S. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach.
  • Sumter County: (The Villages)
    Premier Medical Associates offices in The Villages is offering drive-thru testing and can be scheduled after a tele-visit with a doctor, call (352) 561-3182. Patients stay in their cars next to tents in the parking lot.
  • Marion County:
    Premier Medical Associates offices in Ocala is offering drive-thru testing and can be scheduled after a tele-visit with a doctor, call (352) 561-3182. Patients stay in their cars next to tents in the parking lot.
  • Miami-Dade County:
    Community Health of South Florida is testing at its Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216th St. To be eligible for the test, patients must have recently traveled to any of the affected countries or have been in contact with someone who has the novel coronavirus. They must also be experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. The nonprofit is asking those with severe symptoms to visit a hospital ER instead. Those who meet the testing criteria are asked to call the nonprofit first at (305) 252-4820 to schedule an appointment.
  • Pasco County:
    BayCare Urgent Care will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.
    BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey) | 4821 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652
  • Pinellas County
    BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.
    BayCare Urgent Care (Carillon) | 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite. 106, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
    BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside) | 3351 N. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
  • Polk County:
    BayCare Urgent Care will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service will seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and have not yet been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit BayCareAnywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 to have a virtual visit with a provider.
    BayCare Urgent Care (Haines City) | 36245 U.S. Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844

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