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.
|Available until further notice||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||University of West Florida||parking 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.