Broward And Miami-Dade Counties Open More COVID-19 Testing Locations: Here’s Where They Are

By Giselle Balido

March 24, 2020

Nine more locations have opened in the two counties in Florida hardest hit by COVID-19, as an infant and a 2-year-old tested positive in Broward.

UPDATE: A 2-year-old and a baby have tested positive to coronavirus in Miami-Dade, The Miami Herald reports. It is still unknown whether they had been in direct contact with someone with the virus or have recently traveled, as per the Florida Department of Health’s latest update.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers are opening across Miami-Dade and Broward, the two counties in Florida with the largest number of coronavirus cases. As of March 24, Broward totals 338 diagnosed positive, while Miami-Dade trails with 311 total cases.

But as more people line up to be tested, some of the sites may be running out of test kits. On Monday, March 23, on his first day out from his own self-imposed quarantine, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez announced more kits would arrive in the coming days.

Also, keep in mind that each center has its own criteria for testing eligibility and different sets of hours. As things may change, you should call the center to ask for more details. If you do go, remember to bring a photo ID.  

Broward County

Cleveland Clinic Florida

A nurse will screen callers by phone to determine if they are eligible for testing. Those who meet the criteria will be given an appointment and their temperature taken at the drive-thru location. Patients who don’t have a fever will not be tested. 

Krupa Center, 3250 Meridian Pkwy., Weston

They can also visit https://my.clevelandclinic.org/landing/preparing-for-coronavirus

(954) 659-5951

Hotline: 1-855-697-3750

Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.

Broward Health

To be tested, patients must present a written prescription from a physician then call Broward Health for an appointment. 

Call (954) 320-5730 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to register for a test.

Address will be disclosed when the caller makes an appointment.

C. B. Smith Park (National Guard with Memorial Healthcare System)

Patients must be showing symptoms of COVID-19, be first responders and healthcare staff (including police, fire rescue, medical staff, and essential staff supporting the management agencies during the crisis); seniors who are 65 or older with symptoms and have chronic conditions. Also: individuals who have recently traveled on a cruise or to an affected geographic area and are exhibiting symptoms, or have a compromised immune system.

900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines

You may call the registration hotline ahead of time to register for a screening: (954) 276-4680

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Miami-Dade County

Community Health of South Florida Doris Ison Health Center

Patients must show symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and have a recent history of travel to an affected country or contact with someone who has coronavirus. Those with severe symptoms need to call 911, their healthcare provider, or go to a hospital ER. In all cases, inform them ahead of time that you suspect you have COVID-19, so personnel can be prepared.

10300 SW 216th St., Cutler Bay

(305) 252-4820

Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment only.

Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus

At this time Larkin is testing first responders and healthcare providers, Hialeah and Miami City employees, as well as federal employees, including air marshals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement workers and detention centers’ staff. Patients must exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. Those who meet the criteria can sign up for a test at https://cvtesting.larkinhospital.com/n/

By appointment only.

1475 W. 49th St., Hialeah

(305) 830-0790

Hard Rock Stadium

This site is testing healthcare workers and first responders including police, fire rescue, medical staff and essential staff supporting the management agencies during the crisis. Patients must have COVID-19 symptoms. Patients who are 65 or older with coronavirus symptoms and have chronic conditions are also eligible as are individuals who are experiencing symptoms, have recently traveled internationally on a plane or a cruise, or have a compromised immune system.

ID is required in all cases.

347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marlins Park (Coming Soon)

As of March 25 Marlins Park is open as a drive-thru testing site. This location is expected to provide up to 300 tests a day.  People 65 and older with possible coronavirus symptoms can call to make an appointment at (305) 499-8767                                                                                                                                                               501 Marlins Way, Miami

For Homebound Seniors Over 65

The City of Miami announced it has 2,500 kits available to test homebound seniors who suspect they have COVID-19. City staff will prioritize low-income seniors. To make an appointment they must call (305) 960-5050

Monroe County

Monroe County will test residents who experience COVID-19 symptoms and have made an appointment by phone.

200 City Marina (305) 252-4820 
                                                                                                             

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