The State of Florida is taking the necessary precautions to keep residents safe and healthy. This includes supporting the coordination of testing sites in Orange County. These temporary testing sites reduce overwhelming the health departments and help prevent unnecessary illness spread at healthcare facilities. At these sites, individuals will have their swab sample collected and the sample will be sent to approved testing labs. Not all residents will meet the criteria for testing at these facilities. Please review the criteria before visiting a testing site.
Please note: Orange County Government does not run these testing sites. The sites are run by FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Additionally, the test results will NOT be provided on-site and information will be given on timeframe to those discharged.
Learn more from the State of Florida Department of Health.
Open daily at 9 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center
North Concourse Parking Lot
9400 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
Map and Directions
By appointment only.
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County
Screening for appointments started Monday, March 23, 2020. Call the Florida Department of Health in Orange County at 407-723-5004. Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are the testing centers open?
All drive-thru testing sites are expected to be fully operational by mid-week.
Why are you only testing this criteria?
Healthcare workers and first responders are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Additionally, 65+ individuals are at higher risk of developing serious illness as a result of contracting COVID-19. In order to efficiently utilize resources, such as testing kits and Personal Protective Equipment, providing high-risk individuals these resources is crucial to protecting our communities overall.
How long does the drive-thru take?
This is an innovative tool to address COVID-19. As these centers come online, we will have a greater understanding of how long these processes will take. Individuals should be prepared for long wait times, we anticipate the test will take around 20 minutes per person.
What does the drive-thru testing process entail?
Patients will not be exiting the vehicle. As vehicles enter the center, individuals will be screened for symptoms and asked relevant questions. If patients are determined to fall within the testing criteria, they will then move on to individual registration. Following this, samples will be collected, and individuals will be informed on what to expect regarding testing process, who will contact them and timeframe.
Will you test my spouse/other household members?
If individuals in a vehicle meet the criteria, multiple people can be tested.
Do I need insurance?
No, all individuals who meet the criteria will be tested regardless of insurance status. However, individuals with insurance should bring their information. Please note, no co-pays will be required of individuals who bring their insurance.
Does this test cost money?
This is a free public and innovative resource available to high-risk groups.
I am a tourist from outside the United States and I have symptoms. Can I get tested?
Yes, all individuals who meet the criteria will be tested in order to protect the public health of Florida communities and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
What should I do while I wait for my results?
Results will be processed by approved labs. We ask patients that are under investigation to self-quarantine to prevent the risk of spreading illness to those around them. Please be patient as samples are tested and take the necessary precautions to monitor symptoms and self-quarantine.
How will I receive results?
At discharge, you will be informed what to expect regarding contact and timeframe.