By: Sharon Aron Baron
One of the most frequent questions we get is, “Where can I get a COVID test?” With over 130 positive cases in Parkland as of July 9, residents are concerned they may have been exposed.
The Division of Emergency Management provides a comprehensive list of testing centers. Included are walkup locations — and many do not require appointments.
Make sure you wear your mask, bring a driver’s license, and in some cases, prepare to wait.
Coral Springs – Mullins Park
10000 Ben Geiger Drive Coral Springs, FL 33065. Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Testing Criteria: All ages, regardless of symptoms. Appointments: 954-412-7300.
Publix at Coral Ridge Parking Lot
11600 West Sample Road, Coral Springs. Testing Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Who can be tested: Anyone over the age of 18, with our without symptoms. Test results in 5-7 days through Quest Diagnostics. This test is free.
MD Now Urgent Care IGG Antibody Testing Only No Appointment Necessary
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Parkland/Coral Springs: 6240 Coral Ridge Drive 954-340-6898
Margate: 3470 NW 62nd Ave 954-972-6868
Walking Urgent Care
10308 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs 954-210-5097
Testing Hours: M-F 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment needed
Who can be tested: anyone with symptoms, or who has been exposed but must call first for Telemedicine Consult to determine if the person should come in. If insured, you will pay the copay for urgent care. If uninsured, they will charge $89 for the test only, and $120 if you want to see a doctor.
1205 N. University Drive – Ramblewood Square, Coral Springs 954-914-7242. Testing hours: Open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Walk-in availability may be limited due to the higher than average visit volume.
To schedule an appointment call 954-451-0536 or visit: carespot.com
Who can be tested: Anyone with symptoms. First Responders will get priority even with minimal symptoms, as will elderly patients. No referral needed.
$69 for the test plus copay if insured. If not insured, $69 plus $140 for the visit.
Other Care Spot locations:
Tamarac – 10251 W. Commercial Blvd 954-580-4100
Coconut Creek – 4450 N. State Road 7, Suite 1 954-379-8392
Sunrise Sportsplex – Open until July 18
9101 NW 50th Street, Sunrise 954-357-9500. Testing Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. No Appointment Necessary. Who can be tested: Must have symptoms.
Tamarac Recreation Center – Open until July 31
7531 N. University Drive, Tamarac 954-357-9500. No appointment is necessary. Testing Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Who can be tested: No restrictions.
Boulevard Heights Community Center
6770 Garfield Street, Hollywood 954-357-9500. Testing Hours: No Appointment Necessary. Monday – Thursday June 29-July 2 | 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25 | 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday July 28-31 | 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Who can be tested: No restrictions.
Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex – Walk up Testing Site
SW 2nd Street and 4th Ave., Deerfield Beach 954-412-7300
No appointment necessary, but you can make one by calling in advance.
Testing Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Who can be tested: – No Restrictions.
Mitchell Moore Park – Walk Through Testing Site
901 NW 10th Street, Pompano Beach
Testing Hours: Friday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. -6 p.m. or until reaching 200 tests per day. Closed on Thursdays.
Who can be tested: Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms.
Staffed by National Guard, DOH, and BSO.
Broward Health Annie L. Weaver Health Center
Broward Health has expanded its COVID-19 testing at its Pompano Beach walk-up site. All patients must continue to pre-register prior to visiting the Annie L. Weaver Health Center, located at 2011 NW Third Ave., Pompano Beach.
The site expanded to include children as young as 2 years old on Tuesday, July 7 and will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., by appointment only.
To schedule a time to be tested, patients must have a written script from a physician and then call Nurse Connect at (954) 320-5730 to register. If patients do not have a primary care physician and need assistance, they can still call (954) 320-5730 to speak with a registered nurse through Nurse Connect. Photo ID for adults, the written prescription for COVID-19 testing, and registration is required at the mobile testing site to be swabbed and tested.
Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium
3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill 954-320-5730 to preregister once you have a prescription
Testing Hours: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. By appointment only. Call between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to preregister
Who can be tested: Must have a written prescription from a physician and must preregister. If you need a prescription for testing, you may be screened via the Broward Health Telehealth App. Or call 1-844-733-3627 for a Telehealth screening and prescription. You must meet the CDC and DOH Testing guidelines for testing. Must bring proper ID and confirmation number from the preregistration call center.
C.B. Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines 954-276-4680
MUST BRING I.D. Preregistration required for all people in the car
Testing Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Who can be tested: Anyone 18 and over. You must have COVID-19 symptoms and be prepared to show ID. Beginning June 9, children of any age can be tested, regardless of symptoms. All south Florida residents can be tested regardless of symptoms. Retesting of individuals with previous COVID-19 positive results. (must wait at least 14 days from the initial positive test) All First Responders and healthcare workers regardless of symptoms.
Cleveland Clinic Florida
3250 Meridian Parkway, Weston 954-659-5951 to complete criteria screening Telephone line is open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Testing Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. by appointment only
Who can be tested: Only those who meet the CDC screening criteria for testing. Must call first, will be given a confirmation number and an appointment time if the nurse determines the person meets the criteria.
In-Home testing for homebound elderly or disabled residents
954-357-9500 to be pre-qualified – Call Center is open seven days a week, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Testing Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -.Noon, and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. by appointment only
Who can be tested: Homebound Broward county residents who are elderly or disabled and experiencing symptoms, and cannot get to a testing site. Run by DOH with help from AMR and CAS.
CVS Locations in Broward – Drive-Thru Self Swab Test
4701 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City
4610 S. University Drive, Davie
1700 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
3501 W. Davie Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
1200 N. State Road 7, Margate
12401 Miramar Parkway, Miramar
1802 N. University Drive, Plantation
1501 S. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach
Testing Hours: By appointment only. Must preregister.
Who can be tested: Must meet CDC criteria for testing. Must bring an ID showing in-state residence as well as confirmation email or text of appointment. Insurance will be billed.
MD Now Urgent Care
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – See phone # to call to determine eligibility for testing. Must be symptomatic, or exposed within the last 14 days
Margate: 2980 U.S. 441 954-737-5796
Hallandale Beach: 415 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd 954-737-4483
Fort Lauderdale Downtown: 195 N. Federal Hwy 954-245-0114
Fort Lauderdale North: 5216 N. Federal Hwy 954-958-5858
Cypress Creek: 6300 N. Andrews Ave 954-492-2035
Lighthouse Point: 2502 N. Federal Hwy 954-943-3880
Walgreens Drive-up site
6105 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation
Testing Hours: Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. By appointment only. Get pre-screened here: click on link
Who can be tested: 18 years and older with our without symptoms. First responders and healthcare workers with or without symptoms. Free.
At the testing locations, Walgreens pharmacists will oversee the self-administration of Abbott’s new ID NOW COVID-19 test.
Walmart (Parking Lot)
3306 N. University Drive, Sunrise 866-448-7719 question line open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
See if you qualify/make an appointment.
Testing Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. by appointment only. FREE.
Who can be tested: those 18 and older who meet CDC, state, and local guidelines on who should be tested. Self-administered nasal swab test. No walkups.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. she has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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