Drive thru’s testing Covid-19

As a public service, I will attempt to list the names, addresses and phone numbers of any drive through Covid-19 facility, which is accepting new patients, which has recently opened in 4 Florida counties: Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade  and Monroe Counties.    I will start with Miami, Florida where I have better access to information.  It is likely to be a daunting task, because drive thru’s open, get mobbed and then close.   They set up telephone numbers to screen out people.

Anyone who wants to get tested, may not qualify.    Community Health of South Florida says it will begin testing patients Wednesday at its Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216th St, in Miami, FL.  Their phone number is 305-252-4820.   This is the only drive-thru testing facility in Miami-Dade County.   A link from WSVN is provided below.   Testing will be done from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.   Do not call just to find out how testing is going, wait times or who qualifies or not.  

Testing will be done only for regular clients who have called ahead to make sure they meet certain criteria.  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.

I assume this “regular clients” qualifier means a lot of people will not qualify.

Stay tuned,

Dave

Local News Link:

Community Health of South Florida begins drive-thru COVID-19 testing in SWMD

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