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Leon County will Staff New Mobile Testing Site

By Pamela Saulsby

March 20, 2020

Leon County Health Department Staffs New Drive-Through Testing Center 

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Tallahassee’s first drive-in facility is now serving those at risk or with COVID-19 symptoms.

A section of the parking lot of Northwood Center on North Monroe Street has been converted into a drive through COVID-19 testing site.

The cars roll up to designated tents where medical personnel are waiting. Then the drivers are asked to roll down their window, tip their head back and submit to a series of nasal and throat swabs.

The sample collection site will be open Monday through Friday from 11am until 6 pm.

Leon County health department staff will begin assisting patients at the drive through facility next week.

Officials have emphasized the drive-through is not a community-wide screening and testing location and that samples will only be collected from patients who have already been evaluated and have a physician order for COVID-19 testing.

Patients who are experiencing flu-like symptoms should call their primary care provider to     determine if they should be screened for the virus.

Here is a list of the community healthcare providers who partnered with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare to stand up the site to combat COVID-19:

Bond Community Health Center, Capital Health Plan, Capital Regional Medical Center, Center for Healthy Aging, FSU College of Medicine, LabCorp, Leon County Health Department, Neighborhood Medical Center, North Florida Medical Centers, Patients First, Quest Diagnostics, Tallahassee Primary Care Associates, and the City of Tallahassee.

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website.

 

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