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Drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in South Florida

Sun Sentinel logoSun Sentinel 3/20/2020 By Cindy Krischer Goodman, South Florida Sun Sentinel
a car parked in a parking lot: Alex Pierce is swabbed during drive-thru testing for the new coronavirus at Cleveland Clinic Weston's Krupa Center on Thursday. © Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun Sentinel/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS Alex Pierce is swabbed during drive-thru testing for the new coronavirus at Cleveland Clinic Weston's Krupa Center on Thursday.

Testing at mobile coronavirus sites will be limited to individuals who meet the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which have been broadened as the virus has spread:

a man standing in a parking lot: Drive-thru testing for the new coronavirus began Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Weston\u2019s Krupa Center. Testing appointments must be made by calling the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at 954-659-5951 © Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun Sentinel/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS Drive-thru testing for the new coronavirus began Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Weston\u2019s Krupa Center. Testing appointments must be made by calling the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at 954-659-5951

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions who have fever, cough or any type of respiratory distress.

Any people — including healthcare workers — who within 14 days of symptom onset had contact with a suspected or confirmed coronavirus patient.

Any people with history of travel from an affected area or an area with community spread.

Locations

Many of the drive-thru test sites are available by appointment only, and all sites depend on the availability of test kits.

Currently open

Pembroke Pines: Memorial Healthcare, the Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Health will staff a multi-lane mobile coronavirus test site at CB Smith Park’s park-and-ride lot, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines. Appointments are not required, but patients must be in a car and carrying valid ID, and they will be screened at the entrance. The site will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Priority will be given to healthcare workers, first responders and people 65 and older who are showing symptoms of the new coronavirus. The site will start with 1,700 collection swabs. Opens March 20.

Pompano Beach: Broward Health mobile test site behind the Festival Flea Market on Sample Road in Pompano Beach. Up to 300 tests daily. Call the Broward Health line at 954-320-5730 to set up appointment. Opened March 19.

Weston: Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Krupa Center, 3250 Meridian Parkway, Weston. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at 954-659-5951 for screening. Opened March 19.

Not currently operating

Miami Gardens: The state of Florida is preparing a a drive-thru testing site in the parking lot at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. No details available.

West Palm Beach: FoundCare parking lot, 2330 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach. Appointments through April 10 already are scheduled for the currently available test kits. No additional appointments will be taken at this time. When more tests are available, appointment scheduling will resume.

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