After a month of providing drive-up COVID-19 testing across seven counties, AdventHealth will begin phasing out the screening over the next two weeks as the state of Florida and local businesses reopen.

Testing will continue to be available with a doctor’s order at Centra Care locations and for patients at AdventHealth hospitals.

Since opening the first drive-up testing location at Daytona International Speedway, AdventHealth tested more than 18,000 people. Of those tested, less than 2 percent were positive. according to a release issued earlier in the week.

Those who wish to be tested can visit any of the following locations prior to their assigned closing dates, also listed below. Appointments are required prior to arrival and can be made at

  • Daytona International Speedway – May 7
  • Mall at Millenia in Orlando – May 8
  • Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg – May 8
  • Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – May 15
  • Posner Park in Davenport – May 15

Each site operates 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. The tests will be available to anyone who has symptoms or anyone who has had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, even if they are not currently experiencing symptoms.

Those who wish to be tested do not need a doctor’s order prior to arrival. There are no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured at the community drive-up testing sites. The test now consists of spitting into a cup.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

Leave a comment

Have something to say? Type it below. Holding back can give you pimples.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.