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City of Tampa Opens Free COVID-19 Testing Site

City of Tampa Opens Free COVID-19 Testing Site Robert L. Tue, 08/10/2021 – 11:53 am

In response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Florida, the City of Tampa is opening a COVID-19 testing site offering free tests to the public.  

The testing site will be open daily from 9 AM-5 PM at Cordelia B Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park (4602 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33614). PCR tests are currently available. Rapid Antigen tests will be available soon. 

This site is open to the public and free of charge to residents. Individuals without insurance can also receive free testing. Residents can pre-register at: https://mdc.nomihealth.com/signup/fl/COT. Walk-ups are also available on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last. Face masks are required except during the few moments for the nasal swab.  

Get tested if you have had close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 or if you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms such as: 

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 

In addition to the public testing site, free COVID-19 testing is available at many neighborhood pharmacies, clinics, and area hospitals. Over-the-counter at-home rapid tests are also available for sale at local pharmacies. To learn more about COVID-19 testing, visit: www.tampa.gov/emergency-management/COVID-19/get-tested  

Getting vaccinated is the best defense against severe illness or hospitalization from COVID-19. Vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available. To find a COVID-19 vaccination site, visit: www.vaccines.gov/  

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