COVID-19 Testing Information

Drive-through COVID-19 Testing

  • No appointment necessary and no pre-screening is required. 
  • No cost or copay but bring insurance card. 
  • Testing may be oral swabs or nasal swabs depending on availability. 
  • This is not a test for antibodies. 
  • For further questions, contact the Department of Health (850-564-2307). 
  • This page will be updated as new testing sites are confirmed. 
CLOSED until further notice
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.University of West Floridaparking lot SP2 (near the East Sports Complex)for Escambia and Santa Rosa residents - must be 18 years of age or older

What to expect at community-based testing sites

  • You must arrive in a personal vehicle.
  • Air conditioning must work.
  • All people must be seated next to operating window.
  • Each vehicle will be greeted and directed by personnel in full medical protective gear.
  • All passengers must stay inside vehicles from arrival to departure.
  • Limit the people in your vehicle to those needing testing (maximum of five).
  • Your temperature will be checked using a no-touch thermometer.

Each person who meets site testing criteria will be asked for the following: 

  • Photo ID with current address (place on the dashboard)
  • Health insurance card (everyone will be tested regardless of insurance coverage)
  • Healthcare facility employee or first responder ID/badge (if applicable)

Things to consider:

  • There are no bathrooms.
  • There is no food bank distribution at this location.
  • There may be significant wait times.


  • All testing sites will have either the oral or nasal swab.
  • A healthcare provider in personal protective equipment will provide you with instructions.
  • You will be given a tissue to blow your nose and will need to keep your tissue to dispose on your own. 
  • A soft swab will be inserted deep into your nose to get the necessary sample. This may be slightly uncomfortable; however, the test is quick and should take less than a minute. 
  • Once the test is complete, you will move to the final station.
  • You will be given information to take with you on what to do while awaiting test results.
  • Keep the instruction sheet until you get your test results.
  • Depart/exit community-based testing site.
  • Follow the instructions on the paper provided by the community-based testing site. Continue to monitor and record symptoms. You will receive results via phone call.