The COVID-19 spike in Florida means longer lines than we saw just a few months ago. But fortunately many of these sites have the process streamlined now that they’ve been doing these tests for months. Here is an updated list of sites doing tests in St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, and Seminole from pinellascounty.org. It’s a good idea to call ahead and ask when is the best time to head over. For some sites, lines form early before testing times begin. At others, waiting until the end of the day is best as crowd sizes go down.
Tropicana Field in St. Pete
Drive through testing at the stadium Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 3pm. Limit of 4 people per car. No insurance is required.
Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
Insurance is “requested” at this location. They test weekdays from 7 to 10am. Call 1-800-229-2273 with questions.
Community Health Centers of Pinellas in Pinellas Park and Clearwater
Both sites do their testing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 8pm.
AFC Urgent Care in Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Seminole, and St. Petersburg
No appointment necessary. Rapid tests are available but are not free.
Your Kids Urgent Care in Largo and St. Pete
Testing is done weekday evenings from 7 to 10pm and weekends from noon to 8pm.
Midnight Medicine in St. Pete
Call (727) 851-6160 for an appointment. They are testing daily. Weekday hours are from 8am to 5pm.
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