COVID-19 Testing Information

Drive-through COVID-19 Testing

  • Santa Rosa County is contracting with Ascension Sacred Heart to maintain two testing sites to test up to 300 people per day, five days a week. 
  • Pre-registration for COVID-19 testing at these two sites is no longer required. 
  • No out of pocket cost or copay will be collected but bring photo ID and any insurance cards as insurance will be submitted.
  • Remain in your vehicle for the duration of the process.
  • Testing will nasal swabs. 
  • This is not a test for antibodies. 
  • For further questions, contact the Department of Health (850-564-2307). 
Every Mon., Wed. and Fri. until further notice
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Milton Community Center5629 Byrom St. in Milton
Every Tues. and Thurs. until further notice9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Tiger Point Community Center1370 Tiger Park Lane in Gulf Breeze

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.
  • 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.

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) - there is no out-of-pocket cost
  • 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.