Information On Getting Tested
Those with the associated risk factors and symptoms of COVID-19 may be eligible to be tested. Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Risk factors consist of close contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case, travel to or from a Coronavirus affected area, recent history of international travel, age 65+ with chronic conditions and a weakened immune system. If you believe you have symptoms you should immediately contact your healthcare provider.
Additionally, the following locations are conducting testing:
- Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) at 1505 Delaware Avenue in Fort Pierce and at 15858 SW Warfield Boulevard in Indiantown. Testing is by appointment only. Individuals must call to setup an appointment for screening, evaluation, and testing at (772) 597-3596. Telehealth appointments are also available. For additional information, click here.
- Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is performing drive-thru testing for COVID-19 by appointment only in Tradition, 10000 SW Innovation Way in Port St. Lucie. Testing will only be performed for individuals who meet FDOH criteria for COVID-19. If individuals do not meet criteria, testing will not be performed. The CDC provides the testing guidelines. For an appointment, individuals who may have symptoms must call (772) 419-3360 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Testing hours for both locations is from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. For additional information, click here.
St. Lucie County Offers COVID-19 Testing at Clover Park June 1-5
PORT ST. LUCIE – St. Lucie County’s Public Safety, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, Port St. Lucie Police Department, St. Lucie County Fire District and volunteers from Christ Fellowship Church, will offer a free drive-through COVID-19 testing at Clover Park from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 1 – 5. Testing will take place weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, testing will be rescheduled.
Anyone over the ages of 18 that wishes to be tested is encouraged to visit the site. No appointment is needed, and testing is offered regardless of symptoms. Vehicles will enter off Peacock Boulevard and be directed into one of three lanes of testing. Residents must remain in their vehicle, individually seated next to an open window and show an ID with proof of age while the provider collects a nasopharyngeal specimen. Everyone tested will receive a card with instructions on how to receive their results.
The lines for testing will be closed prior to 8 p.m. each day to ensure we end testing promptly at 8 p.m. and not run too late into the night. Health officials hope to administer as many tests as possible each day.
For those wishing to be tested, please remember:
- No walk ups
- Stay in your vehicle
- Do not shut your vehicle off
- Put vehicle in park at testing site
- There will be no restrooms available
- Persons being tested must by in window seat
- No one under 18 years of age tested
Located at 31 Piazza Drive in Port St. Lucie, Clover Park is the spring training facility for the New York Mets and home of the St. Lucie Mets. [Click for MAP]
St. Lucie Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers
St. Lucie County is looking to build a reserve of qualified medical professionals to deal with an increase in COVID-19 cases if the need arises. The Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County operates a Medical Reserve Corp that can be activated in emergencies such as the pandemic that is impacting Florida and the rest of the world. Any licensed healthcare professional who is willing to volunteer in the event there is a need for additional doctors, nurses, EMTs and other healthcare experts are encouraged to register at https://www.flhealthresponse.com/mrcvolunteer. Under Florida Statue 110 law, sovereign immunity is provided to volunteers. State Statue 768.28 is the Sovereign Immunity Law and 768.1355 is the Volunteer Protection Act which allows licensed professionals to volunteer, and have their licenses protected. Every medical professional that registers will be vetted by the Florida Department of Health before being activated.
You may find these additional resources helpful:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This website gives updates on the coronavirus in the United States, gives best practices for prevention and treatment and offers background information on the virus.
- The World Health Organization
This website gives information on the global status of the spread and response to coronavirus.
- The State Department
This website offers resources and background on the coronavirus, specifically in China. For those considering travelling abroad, please review the State Department’s list of travel advisories.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs
This website offers guidance for veterans and information about the VA’s response to COVID-19. Veterans going to the VA should be advised that they need to arrive early, due to screening procedures.
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This website has resources for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP coverage of coronavirus, including waivers and frequently asked questions.
- Florida Department of Health
#COVID19 Call Center: 866-779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com
- St. Lucie County Department of Health:
772-462-3800 or http://stlucie.floridahealth.gov/
- City of Port St. Lucie:
772-871-1775 (1PSL) or www.cityofpsl.com
- City of Fort Pierce:
772-467-3000 or https://www.cityoffortpierce.com/
- UF/IFAS Extension: