City of Orlando Opens Free COVID-19 Testing Sites
Last updated on May 11, 2020
The City of Orlando Partners with Orange County Government, AdventHealth, Orlando Health and GENETWORx to Open Free Appointment Only Mobile COVID-19 Drive-Thru & Pedestrian-Accessible Testing Sites
Orlando, FL – May 11, 2020 – To better serve Orlando residents, the City of Orlando is partnering with Orange County Government, AdventHealth, Orlando Health and GENETWORx to open several free, drive-thru and pedestrian-accessible COVID-19 testing sites in Orlando neighborhoods throughout the city.
Locations for the mobile testing sites were selected to ensure broad coverage of the City and based on data from Orlando’s data tracker (Orlando.gov/datatracker) to target locations where a higher number of positive cases has been reported. Located within city neighborhoods, sites will also provide enhanced access for pedestrians and users of other forms of mobility, like biking and public transportation.
Beginning on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the City of Orlando will begin operation of these free, mobile COVID-19 testing sites. To ensure minimal contact, residents are encouraged to drive-thru with an appointment. Residents without access to a vehicle are also able to be accommodated.
This mobile testing will operate two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rotating to a new location in the city on each operating day. There is no symptom criteria for testing, however, appointments are required, individuals must be 18 years or older and show a valid Orlando ID.
Orlando residents can make an appointment, by visiting orlando.gov/covid19testing or by calling 407.246.3104. Call Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Spanish speaking residents, please call 407.246.4301 to make an appointment.
COVID-19 Testing Site When & Where:
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Engelwood Neighborhood Center, 6123 La Costa Drive (District 2 - Engelwood Neighborhood)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Northwest Community Center, 3955 W D Judge Drive (District 5 – Mercy Drive Area)
Future locations will be announced on a rolling basis.
COVID-19 Testing Site Details:
Testing will be done with no out-of-pocket cost to the Orlando resident.
Those being tested should wear a face cloth covering and stay in their cars for ID check and test.
The site will use a nasal swab test that will allow medical first responders from the Orlando Fire Department to administer the test while individuals remain in their vehicles.
Any questions regarding testing and appointments, please call 407.246.3104. Call Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Spanish speaking residents, please call 407.246.4301.
GENETWORx will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable departments of health. Results are typically provided after 48 hours.
If you don't get a call within five days in regards to your test, please contact the GENETWORx Lab at 850.583.2419.
While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.
For everyone’s safety and for the privacy of those being tested, media should not attempt to enter the testing site.
Signage will be available onsite to direct media to the designated media area.