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Charlotte County COVID-19 Test Site Locations

 Aug 28 - Dec 31, 2020

All Day


NOTE: Not all sites are sponsored by DOH

COVID-19 Testing by Location

  • Port Charlotte Locations:
    • Department of Health in Charlotte County
      1100 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte
      Appointments required. 5 years and older
      Mon – Thur, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Fri, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
      Make an appointment www.coadfl.org


  • Punta Gorda Locations:
    • CVS Pharmacy
      2400 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda 
      Appointments required  
      Mon – Fri, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm &
      Sat - Sun-10:00 am – 4:30 pm
      Register at CVS.com

  • Other Locations:


Specialty COVID-19 Test Site

  • Amedisys – Homebound Testing. If you are not able to leave your house due to certain medical
    reasons, you may be eligible for home services. To find out if you qualify, call 941-391-1316.
  • Island Doctors - Testing resource for healthcare workers and immunocompromised/persons with special conditions
    18700 Veterans Blvd Ste. 9, Port Charlotte FL
    Appointments required.
    Make and appointment 941-263-1776

 

Pediatric COVID-19 Testing

  • Local Pediatricians – Most Charlotte County pediatricians support testing for current patients with symptoms/exposure.

  • Department of Health in Charlotte County
    1100 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte
    Appointments required. 5 years and older
    Make an appointment www.coadfl.org

  • Robert Taylor Community Center Walk-In Clinic   
    1845 34th St, Sarasota
    No appointment needed.
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. 
    More info at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/
    (Closed Nov 3 for voting)

  • Turner Agri-Civic Center  
    2250 NE Roan Street, Arcadia
    No appointment needed.
    Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    More info at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/

 

Please report errors or suggestions to: meranda.pitt@flhealth.gov.

 

Should I be tested for COVID-19? Before you decide to make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19, please consider the following:

  • Are you ill, or caring for someone who is ill?
    • In the two weeks before you felt sick, did you:
    • Have contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • Do you have any of the following?
    • Fever or feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
    • Cough            
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches or body aches
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • Change in smell or taste
  • In the last two weeks have you spent time (visited, worked or volunteered) in a hospital, emergency room, clinic, medical office, long-term care facility or nursing home, ambulance service, first responder services, any health care setting or taken care of patients or someone who has been sick?
  • Do you have any of the following conditions?
    • Chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, or smoking
    • Serious heart conditions
    • Weakened immune system (cancer treatment, prolonged use of steroids,  transplant or HIV/AIDS)
    • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index [BMI] greater than or equal to 40)
    • Underlying conditions (diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease) 
    • Please stop the spread of COVID-19:
  • If you have been tested for COVID-19, please stay at home until you receive your test results.
  • Follow social distancing, even when you are at work and home (especially if someone in your home is sick)
  • Stay at home if you are sick, or if you have been around someone who has been sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes; cough or sneeze into a tissue NOT in your hands!
  • Cover your face with a cloth face covering when you are in public or around others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Avoid travel to higher risk areas (areas known to have high numbers of cases)

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. There is also a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida with active cases and number of deaths in each facility.

The surveillance data, long term care data and information on a case-by-case basis can be found at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/#latest-stats

For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website, this website is also available in Spanish and Creole.

 The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVID-19@flhealth.gov

 

Additional Information

The Florida Department of Health continues to see new positive cases across the State, please visit www.flhealth.gov/covid-19 for the most current case count and county specific data.

The Florida Department of Health issued an additional Public Health Advisory June 20 in response to COVID-19, providing recommendations to protect Floridians and visitors from this virus. Please click here to see the full advisory and recommendations.

DOH Charlotte recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that the elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

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