COVID-19 Testing Information

Drive-through COVID-19 Testing

The SRC BOCC approved the CARES Act framework which includes contracting with Sacred Heart Hospital to establish two testing sites to test up to 300 people per day, five days a week. 

  • No out of pocket cost or copay will be collected but bring photo ID and any insurance cards as insurance will be submitted.
  • Remain in your vehicle for the duration of the process.
  • Testing will nasal swabs. 
  • This is not a test for antibodies.

IMPORTANT: All individuals wanting to be tested MUST CALL the Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Screening Call Center at (850) 746-2684 in advance. The appointment-based testing is the most efficient use of time, helps avoid waiting for hours in line and provides for quicker (as soon as 48 hours) turnaround.

For further questions, contact the Department of Health (850-564-2307).

Testing Site Locations

Location Address Date Time Details
Milton Community Center 5629 Byrom St. in Milton Every Mon. Wed. and Fri. until further notice 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. You MUST CALL to register: (850) 746-2684
St. Sylvester Catholic Church
6464 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. in Gulf Breeze
Every Tues. and Thurs.
There will be no testing on Tues., Nov. 3 as the church is a polling location.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  You MUST CALL to register: (850) 746-2684

What to expect at community-based testing sites

  • You must arrive in a personal vehicle.
  • Air conditioning must work.
  • All people must be seated next to operating window.
  • Each vehicle will be greeted and directed by personnel in full medical protective gear.
  • All passengers must stay inside vehicles from arrival to departure.
  • Limit the people in your vehicle to those needing testing (maximum of five).
  • Your temperature will be checked using a no-touch thermometer.

Each person who meets site testing criteria will be asked for the following: 

  • Photo ID with current address (place on the dashboard)
  • Health insurance card (everyone will be tested regardless of insurance coverage) - there is no out-of-pocket cost
  • Healthcare facility employee or first responder ID/badge (if applicable)

Things to consider:

  • There are no bathrooms.
  • There is no food bank distribution at this location.
  • There may be significant wait times.

Testing:

  • A healthcare provider in personal protective equipment will provide you with instructions.
  • You will be given a tissue to blow your nose and will need to keep your tissue to dispose on your own. 
  • A soft swab will be inserted deep into your nose to get the necessary sample. This may be slightly uncomfortable; however, the test is quick and should take less than a minute. 
  • Once the test is complete, you will move to the final station.
  • You will be given information to take with you on what to do while awaiting test results.
  • Keep the instruction sheet until you get your test results.
  • Depart/exit community-based testing site.
  • Follow the instructions on the paper provided by the community-based testing site. Continue to monitor and record symptoms.

For further questions, contact the Department of Health (850-564-2307).