Are you experiencing possible symptoms of coronavirus and want to get COVID-19 testing done? Here is some information about drive-through COVID-19 testing in Tampa Bay. Please read carefully and follow the instructions, to help ensure testing is available for those who need it.
Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, BayCare is converting seven of its Urgent Care centers into drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites for patients who meet PUI criteria.
Public interest in this testing is very high, but testing capacity remains quite limited. To make sure COVID-19 testing is available for those with the highest need, please contact your healthcare provider or Department of Health to discuss whether you meet the screening requirements to be referred for testing. This is the guidance being given to healthcare providers:
- Follow the current screening requirements for COVID-19 testing as laid out by the Florida Department of Health. The latest guidance matrix is here or can be found at floridahealth.gov.
- Only patients who have met the FDOH screening requirements should be referred for testing to the BayCare Drive-Thru Testing Sites. Addresses, as well as hours for service, are below or can be found at BayCareUrgentCare.org.
At each testing location, BayCare will set up stations that patients who meet PUI criteria will quickly move through while remaining in their cars. BayCare team members, where appropriate, will have personal protection equipment to ensure safety for patients, team members, physicians and the community.
Patients will be called with results, which take anywhere from two to five days. Positive results will be forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation and shared with the FDOH, per state law.
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites
Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hillsborough County COVID-19 Testing Sites
BayCare Urgent Care (Tampa) 3440 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607
BayCare Urgent Care (New Tampa) 17512 Dona Michelle Dr, Suite 5, Tampa, FL 33647
BayCare Urgent Care (Bloomingdale) 2442 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596
Pinellas County Baycare Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing
BayCare Urgent Care (Carillon) 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite 106, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside) 3351 N. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
Polk County Testing Sites
BayCare Urgent Care (Haines City) 36245 U.S. Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844
Pasco County COVID-19 Testing
BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey) 4821 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652
Additionally, Baycare has closed these locations to reallocate resources for COVID-19 testing and response.
Temporarily Closed Lab Locations
BayCare Laboratories (St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Medical Office Building) 4321 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33607
BayCare Laboratories (Bloomingdale) 2470 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596
BayCare Laboratories (New Tampa) 17512 Dona Michelle Drive, Tampa, FL 33647
BayCare Laboratories (Sunset Point) 2362 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
BayCare Laboratories (Clearwater) 210 Jeffords St., Clearwater, FL 33756
BayCare Laboratories (Palm Harbor) 3890 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
BayCare Laboratories (Carillon) 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
BayCare Laboratories (St. Anthony’s Hospital Medical Arts Building) 560 Jackson St., Suite 301 Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
BayCare Laboratories (Bartow Regional Medical Center) 2000 Osprey Blvd., Suite 204, Bartow, FL 33830
BayCare Laboratories (Winter Haven South) 1130 1st Street South, Winter Haven, FL 33880
BayCare Laboratories (River Crossing) 8603 Easthaven Court, New Port Richey, FL 34655
Are you a caregiver or elder who needs help with concerns or resources during the coronavirus pandemic? Contact us for information or to schedule a phone/Facetime conversation with one of our care managers.