By: Sharon Aron Baron
One of the most frequent questions we get is, “Where can I get a COVID test?” With over 500 positive cases in Tamarac as of July 9, residents are concerned they may have been exposed.
Thanks to The Division of Emergency Management, they have compiled 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.
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.
Tamarac – 10251 W. Commercial Blvd 954-580-4100 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lauderhill Sports Complex
7500 W Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill, FL 33313, now offering testing.
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.
Urban League of Broward County COVID-19 Testing Site MOVED to Lincoln Park located at 600 NW 19th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Call 954-412-7300 for information.
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Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk.
Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac.