Lake County has partnered with Adult Medicine of Lake County, the city of Leesburg, Lake-Sumter State College and the Florida Department of Health to offer COVID-19 testing at three locations in Lake County at a reduced cost, according to a news release.
“This partnership will help to expand testing availability by providing affordable testing in multiple locations throughout the county,” Lake County Chairwoman Leslie Campione says in the release.
FDA-approved swab or antibody tests will be administered to Lake County residents for $20 through May 17. The sites will be open from 8am-4pm at the following locations:
- 3619 Lake Center Drive, Mount Dora (Adult Medicine of Lake County) – Testing available now, Monday through Friday.
- 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont (Cooper Memorial Library) – Testing to be available starting Thursday, April 23, then on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg (Venetian Gardens at the intersection of Canal Street and Dixie Avenue) – Testing to be available starting Friday, April 24, then on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Testing is limited to two per resident and results will be returned within one to three days after testing. Adult Medicine of Lake County offers swab or antibody tests for $85 for nonresidents. No appointment is needed for the drive-thru testing sites and residents are required to present proof of residence to qualify for the reduced testing fee. Call the Adult Medicine of Lake County dedicated COVID-19 line for more information at 352.329.1133.
Residents with symptoms who are unable to receive testing through their primary health-care provider should call the Florida Department of Health hotline at 352.742.4830. Callers who meet the criteria for testing will receive an appointment for free test at a Lake County testing location.
To sign up for the latest emergency notifications regarding COVID-19, text COVIDUPDATE to 888777 or visit lakecountyfl.gov/covid-19 and follow Emergency Management at facebook.com/lakecountyflemergencymanagement and twitter.com/lakeemergency. For the latest information, residents can call the Citizens Information Line at 352.253.9999.