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DOH-Sarasota offers two testing locations


Post Date:05/28/2020 10:04 AM

DOH Sarasota is set to host two by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru or walk-up testing opportunities for Sarasota County residents next week. 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.

To date, DOH Sarasota has tested more than 2500 community members for COVID-19 during our community-based testing events.

To make an appointment, 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.


While these are primarily drive-thru sites, DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups, and people on bicycles.


  • Mid-County: Tuesday, June 2, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Laurel Civic Association, 509 Collins Road, Laurel

  • South County: Wednesday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Heron Creek Middle School, 6501 W. Price Blvd., North Port

Additionally, the State run COVID-19 testing sites in North County are available for those who are asymptomatic and would like to be tested.

  •  Walk-up COVID-19 testing at Robert L. Taylor Community Center is for anyone regardless of symptoms, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site at the Mall at University Town Center is for anyone 18 years or older regardless of symptoms, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Florida Department of Health continues to see new positive cases across the State, please visit for the most current case count and county specific data.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that the elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

Stay home except to get medical care: You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

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