BayCare is offering Tampa Bay residents drive-through coronavirus testing

“This will allow us to test more people more efficiently and safely,” BayCare’s Chief Medical Officer, Nishant Anand.

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Starting today, BayCare patients will be able to test for COVID-19 without leaving their cars. But, for now, BayCare is limiting the drive-through testing to people who meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing guidelines.

Although BayCare plans on expanding access when it has more resources, the testing is currently limited to patients who have been screened by a medical professional as high-risk for COVID-19, either because of symptoms, travel histories or close contact with someone with COVID-19.

“This will allow us to test more people more efficiently and safely,” BayCare’s Chief Medical Officer, Nishant Anand said in a press release. “As state and federal authorities make more testing supplies available, our capacity can increase. BayCare is committed to maximizing what tools we have to serve our communities and we hope to see this concept expand in the future.” 

BayCare Urgent Care in Carillon is one of the testing sites, and can be found at 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite. 106 in St. Petersburg.

The other testing sites include:

  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey) 4821 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside) 3351 N. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761\

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Tampa) 3440 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607

  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Tampa) 17512 Dona Michelle Drive, Suite 5, Tampa, FL 33647

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Bloomingdale) 2442 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Haines City) 36245 U.S. Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844

The drive-through testing will be offered seven days a week from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. and patients will receive their results two to four days after testing. If the patient’s results come back positive, the results will be forwarded to the CDC and shared with the Florida Department of Health, in accordance with state law.

If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, BayCare asks that you call your primary care physician or use BayCareAnywhere, which is an online service that lets patients receive remote medical care.

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