DOH Sarasota To Offer Drive-thru Specimen Collection For COVID-19 Starting Today

Coconut Telegraph

The Department of Health in Sarasota County, Sarasota County Government along with Sarasota Memorial Hospital have partnered to establish a COVID-19 appointment only drive-thru specimen collection site for symptomatic people who meet current CDC testing guidance. Specimens collected at the site will be sent to labs for testing. Visitors to the Sarasota County COVID-19 testing site must be referred by a physician to be tested. The physician's office will contact DOH Sarasota who will then contact the individual with an appointment day and time. 

The site has been set up at Twin Lakes Park, located at 6700 Clark Road in Sarasota.

Please be reminded:

  • Individuals being tested must be in a vehicle. No walk-ups.
  • Remain in their vehicle at all times.
  • Present a photo ID and prescription for specimen collection, written by their health care provider. (Name on ID and prescription must match.) 

Sarasota County residents who believe they may have COVID-19 are asked to call the Sarasota County COVID-19 call center at 941-861-2883 before visiting a hospital emergency room or health care provider. The site will be open from 8 am to noon, beginning today, Friday, March 27 2020. To make an appointment, call 941-861-2883. 

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