AdventHealth phasing out drive-up testing

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UPDATE for May 6: After a month of providing drive-up COVID-19 testing in seven counties, AdventHealth will begin phasing out the screening over the next two weeks. Testing will continue to be available with a doctor’s order at Centra Care locations and for patients at AdventHealth hospitals.

The final day at each location will be:

Daytona International Speedway, May 7

Mall at Millenia in Orlando, May 8

Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg, May 8

Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, May 15

Posner Park in Davenport, May 15

Each site’s hours are 9am-noon Monday-Friday. A doctor’s order is not required, but appointments are required before arrival and can be made at adventhealthcoronavirustesting.com.

The tests are available to anyone who has symptoms or anyone who has had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, even if they are not currently experiencing symptoms. There are no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost for anyone who is uninsured at the community drive-up testing sites. The test consists of spitting into a cup.

Since opening the first drive-up testing location at Daytona International Speedway, AdventHealth has tested more than 18,000 people. Of those tested, less than 2 percent were positive, a news release states.

“We are thankful that the number of COVID-19 cases in Central Florida is beginning to decline, thanks in large part to the social distancing measures in our community, but also thanks to community testing which helped us identify those with the virus,” says Dr. Scott Brady, president and CEO of AdventHealth Centra Care.

May 1 report: AdventHealth will close its drive-up testing site in Sanford Friday, May 1, to support the reopening of the Seminole Towne Center. The remainder of the six drive-up locations, including one in Leesburg, will continue to operate next week with adjusted hours from 9am-noon. The change is being made to better align resources with demand, a news release states.

The following sites will be open from 9am-noon Monday-Friday:
Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg
Daytona International Speedway
Mall at Millenia in Orlando
Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee
Posner Park in Davenport
Flagler/Palm Coast campus of Daytona State College

Those who wish to be tested should register online at adventhealthcoronavirustesting.com. You do not need a doctor’s order before arrival. There are no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured. The test consists of spitting into a cup. To date, more than 15,000 Central Floridians have been tested at AdventHealth drive-up testing sites. For updates, visit adventhealthorlandonews.com.

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