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Sarasota County opening drive-thru COVID-19 testing site; appointments required

You must be referred by a physician before visiting the site.
Credit: 10News

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Sarasota Department of Health, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and county government officials are partnering to establish a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site.

The location will be by appointment only and is for those who are symptomatic and meet current CDC testing guidance.

Here's how it works: 

  • You must be referred by a physician
  • Your physician’s office will contact Sarasota DOH, who in return will contact you with your appointment date and time
  • Once on-site you must stay in your car
  • Present photo ID and a prescription for specimen collection (name on ID and prescription must match

Starting March 27, the site will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at Twin Lakes Park. To make an appointment, call (941) 861-2883.

Specimens collected at the site will be sent to labs for testing.

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