Tavares – The following COVID-19 testing options are available for Lake County residents for the week of August 10.
1. Adult Medicine of Lake County
Testing is $20 each for COVID-19 swab tests, antibody and rapid tests for residents and non-residents. No symptoms are required, and no appointment necessary.
• Lake Square Mall – COVID-19, antibody and rapid test
10401-015 US Highway 441 South, Leesburg
Time: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesdays through Saturday
Nasal swab and rapid tests will be done on all test days, antibodies (blood test) will be done on Thursdays only.
The turnaround time for the rapid test is approximately 30 minutes.
Drive-thru testing will be available outside from 7 a.m. to noon. Testing will continue inside from noon to 7 p.m.
2. Florida Department of Health in Lake County:
The testing sites open at 9 a.m. and continue on a first-come, first served basis for residents and non-residents, while test kits are available. Testing is free, no criteria is required and children may also be tested. Due to the demand for testing, it is recommended that residents call the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (352) 742-4830, prior to arriving at either location. The hotline is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• DOH-Lake Clermont WIC
560 W. DeSoto St., Clermont
• Lake Sumter State College
9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg
3. State Pop-up Testing Site
The state supported walk-up site is offering free COVID-19 testing to individuals 18 and older. No symptoms are required, no appointment necessary.
• Publix Super Market at Tavares Crossroads (parking lot)
2042 State Road 19, Tavares
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Home Depot (parking lot)
10825 U.S. Hwy 441, Leesburg
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4. Private Health Care Providers
Private care providers may also offer testing.
Please note that this information is subject to change and site closures may occur due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events. Please visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/COVID-19 for the latest testing information or visit Lake County's online testing site locator tool which allows users to find the nearest COVID-19 testing sites in Lake County. To sign up for emergency mobile notifications regarding COVID-19, text COVIDUPDATE to 888777 and follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency. For the latest information, residents can call the Citizens Information Line at 352-253-999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.