UPDATE, May 20: New drive-thru test sites have opened in Miami-Dade and Broward. This story will be updated as other testing sites become available.
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 be age 65 or older, show certain symptoms, or have had recent contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
If you're without a car, you can still be tested at a handful of walk-up sites. Here are some of the places performing public COVID-19 testing in South Florida:
Amelia Earhart Park
Free drive-thru testing is available to people aged 18 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 covidaventura.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.
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.
Community Health of South Florida — Homestead
Appointments not required.74 SW 6th Avenue, Homestead. Open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coral Gables in-home testing
Coral Gables Fire-Rescue offers at-home testing for seniors and homebound residents with disabilities who are aged 18 or older. Call 305-460-5401 to schedule.
Coral Gables municipal parking lot
Testing is available for Coral Gables residents only. Priority will be given first to seniors aged 65 or older who have symptoms or underlying health conditions, followed by residents younger than age 65 who are symptomatic or have underlying health conditions. Residents who don’t meet those criteria will be prioritized last. Appointments must be made through the city's online portal. LeJeune Road at Greco Avenue, Coral Gables; coralgables.com/covidtesting.
Hard Rock Stadium
People of all ages, regardless of whether they're showing symptoms, can be tested. Appointments are not needed. Up to 750 tests can be performed per day. 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens; 305-499-8767. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hialeah in-home testing
In-home testing for Hialeah residents is available for symptomatic seniors age 65 and older, as well as residents with disabilities who are age 18 and older. To qualify, those residents must have no other means of reaching a testing center. Appointments are required. Call 305-863-2950 to schedule. Appointments will be scheduled on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holy Family Catholic Church (walk-up)
Miami-Dade residents of any age who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, as well as those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, can get tested. Appointments are required. The appointment line opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes when all slots for the next day have been booked. Testing is available for up to 150 people per day. 14500 NE 11th Ave., North Miami; 305-499-8767. Open daily at 9 a.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.
Miami in-home 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.
Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center
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.
Miami Beach Community Health Center — two locations
Anyone aged 18 and older experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested. Appointments and pre-screenings are required. 11645 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, and 1221 71st St., Miami Beach; 305-538-8835. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Miami Beach Convention Center (walk-up)
Testing is free and available to the public, regardless of age and symptoms. The site will offer drive-thru and walk-up testing, with no appointment necessary. Those seeking testing should wear a face covering and bring a photo ID. Drivers are asked to stay in their cars with the windows up and photo IDs on the dashboard. A maximum of five people will be tested per car. For now, the facility will test 400 patients daily. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.
The testing site entrance is on 17th Street and Convention Center Drive. Walk-up testing will take place at the P-29 municipal parking lot on 17th and Convention Center Drive, right across from Miami Beach City Hall. 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Miami Beach in-home testing
In-home testing is available for homebound Miami Beach residents over the age of 65 who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Appointments are required. Testing is provided by MedRite and the Miami Beach Fire Department. Call 305-604-2489 to schedule. Appointments are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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 at 9 a.m. by appointment only.
Sherbondy Park (walk-up)
Residents aged 12 or older can be tested regardless of symptoms. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is recommended. 380 Bahman Ave., Opa-locka; 305-499-8767. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
Walgreens - North Miami
Testing is available for individuals aged 65 and older who are showing symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online. 14901 NE Sixth Avenue, North Miami. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walmart - multiple locations
Testing is available for all healthcare workers, first responders, and Miami-Dade residents aged 18 years or older who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Those being tested must bring a photo ID, wear a mask, and stay in their vehicles. A healthcare worker will guide individuals on how to self-administer the test. Appointments are required and can be scheduled through Quest Diagnostics' online portal. 3200 NW 79th St., Miami; 9300 NW 77th Ave., Hialeah Gardens; 8651 NW 13th Ter., Doral; or 3306 N University Dr., Sunrise. Call 866-448-7719 for questions about testing. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting.
Broward County in-home testing
In-home testing is available in Broward County for homebound, elderly residents and those with disabilities. Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and can't leave their homes to access drive-thru or walk-up testing sites can call the Broward County COVID-19 call center for an assessment. The Florida Department of Health in Broward will manage the testing process and notify residents of their results. The call center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; 954-357-9500. Testing is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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. 2900 W. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach; 954-320-5730.
Mitchell Moore Park (walk-up)
Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can be tested. Those seeking testing are required to make an appointment and arrive wearing a face covering. 901 NW Tenth St., Pompano Beach; 954-412-7300. Open Friday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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National Guard and Memorial Healthcare System
All South Florida residents aged 18 years and older, regardless of symptoms, are eligible for testing. Individuals with a previous COVID-19 positive result can now be retested, but they are required to wait at least 14 days after experiencing no symptoms. Patients must be pre-registered and show a photo ID. The call center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines; 954-276-4680. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Urban League of Broward County (walk-up)
Tests are available to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms. Those seeking testing are required to wear a face covering. Appointments are preferred. 560 NW 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-412-7300. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.