DOH Sarasota Adds Additional Community COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing This Friday

Coconut Telegraph

DOH Sarasota has added an additional day of by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Bethlehem Bible Church located at 1680 18th Street, Sarasota from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 15, 2020.

This community based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) or who works in a health care setting.

This COVID-19 testing event is in cooperation with Bethlehem Bible Church (Rev. Patrick Miller), Suncoast Women of Action (Helen James, president and vice-president Glenda Green), and Trinity Christian Fellowship Center (Rev. Vincent Smith III).

To date, DOH Sarasota has tested more than 1500 community members for COVID-19 during our community-based testing events.

To make an appointment to visit any of DOH Sarasota COVID-19 test sites, please call 941-861-2883, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers will be screened using current CDC testing criteria. Appointments are limited however more testing opportunities may be scheduled in the future.

Additionally, all DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups, and people on bicycles.

South County: Wednesday, May 13, 8 a.m. to noon - Heron Creek Middle School, 6501 W. Price Blvd, North Port

Mid-County: Thursday, May 14, 8 a.m. to Noon - Laurel Civic Association, 509 Collins Road, Laurel

North County: Friday, May 15, 8 a.m. to noon - Bethlehem Bible Church located at 1680 18th Street, Sarasota

All patients must have an appointment to be tested, please call (941) 861-2883 to be evaluated and scheduled for an appointment.

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