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Where to get tested for COVID-19 across Tampa Bay area

With COVID-19 cases spiking in Florida, largely due to the newest omicron variant, it's good to know where you can get a test.

TAMPA, Fla. — With Florida recently reporting record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 cases, largely due to the newest omicron variant, testing for the virus is in high demand.

And with long lines building up at testing centers around the Tampa Bay area, counties are reopening their free COVID-19 testing locations.

On Jan. 6, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo released updated testing guidance for the state. You can read the full guidelines here. DeSantis says this does not prevent anyone from getting a test.

Where you can get a COVID-19 test around the Tampa Bay area

At-home COVID-19 tests are available at most major pharmacies. The cost of those tests vary by store and type of test but ranges from about $10 to about $25 on average. 

If you schedule a COVID-19 test at a pharmacy or your local health care provider, those tests are free.

Click any of the retail or health care provider links below for rapid testing locations, PCR tests and information related to your area:

Hillsborough County

Manatee County

  • SUNZ insurance building, 1301 8th Ave., Bradenton (opened daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Pasco County

  • Drive-thru site Old Sears Auto Center at the Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey, 9409 US-19, Port Richey (open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Pinellas County

Polk County

Sarasota County