Here's a List of All the Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Sites in South Florida
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers are opening across Miami-Dade and Broward as test supplies become available.
Not everyone is eligible for testing — in most cases, people must show certain symptoms, have a travel history to countries affected by the novel coronavirus, or have had recent contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Some of the sites are drawing massive lines and quickly running out of test kits. Prepare to be patient, bring a photo ID, pack some snacks, and fill your gas tank before you go.
Here are some of the places performing drive-thru COVID-19 testing in South Florida:
Amelia Earhart Park
Free drive-thru testing is available to people aged 65 years or older who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments are required. No walk-ins, mopeds, or bicycles are permitted. Only two people are allowed in the car at the testing site — one driver and one passenger. If both have appointments, both will be tested.
Residents are asked to enter the park through the entrance on Palm Avenue at 65th Street. Testing will take place at the rotunda near the entrance. 401 E. 65th St., Hialeah; 305-268-4319. Testing is available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.
Aventura Mall parking garage
First responders and seniors aged 65 or older are given priority at this appointment-only testing site. The drive-thru is located inside the Aventura Mall north parking garage, near the Apple Store. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only via www.coveidaventura.com.
Charles Hadley Park
Free drive-thru testing is available for City of Miami residents aged 18 or older who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments are required. 1350 NW 50th St., Miami; 305-960-5050.
City of Miami homebound senior testing
City of Miami Fire Rescue is offering free in-home testing to homebound seniors aged 65 or older. For more information, call 305-960-5050.
Community Health of South Florida — Florida City
Anyone with symptoms, including minors accompanied by a parent, can be tested. No appointments are required. 450 W. Davis Pkwy., Florida City. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Doris Ison Health Center (last day Wednesday, April 8)
Patients must be experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath and have either a recent history of travel to an affected country or contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 10300 SW 216th St., Cutler Bay; 305-252-4820. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment only.
Hard Rock Stadium
Patients must be symptomatic and older than age 65. Healthcare workers and first responders are also eligible. Appointments can be made by calling the county hotline at 305-499-8767. 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus
At this time, Larkin is prioritizing testing for first responders and healthcare providers. Testing is available by appointment only. 1475 W. 49th St., Hialeah; 305-830-0790.
Loren Roberts Park
Testing is available to anyone who has traveled to a high-risk country or had contact with someone who has COVID-19, as well as anyone with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. No appointments are required, and there are no age restrictions. Tests will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments are not necessary. 627 NW Sixth Ave., Florida City. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anyone aged 18 or older who is experiencing symptoms can be tested. Only one other person is allowed in the car with the patient; that person will also be tested to check for potential spread. Appointments are required. 501 Marlins Way, Miami; 305-499-8767.
Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center (opens Monday, April 13)
Testing is available for those who have recently traveled to a high-risk country and for those who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Tests will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments are not necessary. 810 W. Mowry Dr., Homestead. Open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning April 13.
Miami Beach municipal parking lot
MedRite Urgent Care offers drive-thru testing to people of any age who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 and to all frontline workers, including first responders, healthcare workers, and employees of essential businesses, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Prescreening and appointments are required. Testing previously cost $125 but is now free. 4621 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-735-3909. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Saturday; testing runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the same schedule. The site will be closed on Sunday, April 12 for Easter.
Miami-Dade County fairgrounds
Testing is available to anyone aged 18 or older who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19. Three hundred appointments are available each day. The call center opens at 9 a.m. and will schedule appointments for the following day until all of the slots are filled. Southwest 107th Avenue at Southwest 20th Street, Miami; 305-499-8767. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only.
South Dade Government Center
Drive-thru testing is available daily for anyone aged 18 years or older experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments are required. The call center is open from 9 a.m. until appointment slots for the next day are filled. Only the driver and one passenger are allowed in the car, and both will be tested. 10710 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 305-499-8767.
Patients must have a written prescription from a physician to be tested and then call Broward Health at 954-320-5730 for an appointment. Address to be disclosed when the caller makes an appointment.
Central Broward Park
Individuals seeking testing must be prescreened to ensure they meet CDC and Florida Department of Health testing guidelines. Patients must have a prescription from a doctor and be preregistered for an appointment through the Broward Health call center. Those who don't have a personal physician can call the number to speak with a nurse. To be tested, a photo ID and confirmation number from Broward Health are required. 3700 NW 11th Pl., Lauderhill; 954-320-5730.
Cleveland Clinic Florida
A nurse will screen callers by phone to determine whether they're eligible for testing. Patients who meet the criteria will be given an appointment and have their temperature taken when they arrive at the drive-thru location. Patients who don't have a fever will not be tested. Krupa Center, 3250 Meridian Pkwy., Weston; 954-659-5951. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.
This article written by Alexi C. Cardona for is a staff writer at Miami New Times