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Where to get a COVID-19 test around Tampa Bay

There are several health care facilities and testing sites offering rapid tests or non-rapid tests for coronavirus in the Tampa Bay area.

TAMPA, Fla. — With more than 10 million Floridians getting at least their first COVID vaccine dose, demand is declining for COVID-19 testing.

As a result, Florida says it is transitioning state testing operations to locally-led efforts. That means, testing will be led by primary care providers, retail outlets and pharmacies, county health departments and local governments.

The state's division of emergency management said the network of local providers would ensure continued access to tests for those who want them.

Florida had been operating 27 state-supporting testing sites in 14 counties. Those will be transitioned away from by Friday, May 28.

"COVID-19 testing services will continue to be offered at the local level at nearly 200 locations, including county health departments," the state wrote in an update.

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

Emergency management leaders have created a list of testing sites that are within 10 miles of all existing testing sites that are being closed down. That list can be found by clicking here.

Below are sections of the testing list that impact parts of the Tampa Bay area (Source: Florida Division of Emergency Management):


Walk Up Testing Sites

Lee Davis Community Resource Center – Permanently closed

Drive-Thru Testing Site

University Mall – Last day of COVID-19 testing is Friday, May 21
2200 E. Fowler Ave,
Tampa, FL 33612


Walk Up Testing Sites

Bradenton Area Convention Center– Permanently closed


Drive-Thru Testing Site

Tropicana Field – Permanently closed
1744 4th Ave St.
St. Petersburg , FL  33705


Drive-Thru Testing Site

Sarasota Kennel Club– Permanently closed

LEARN MORE: According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the rapid antigen test also involves a nasal or throat swab, but results can happen in an hour or less.

That's opposed to a molecular test (nasal or throat swab), which can take a day or up to a week, or an antibody test (finger stick or blood draw), which can take up to a few days.