On Thursday, March 19th, Cleveland Clinic Florida began offering drive-through tests for COVID-19. The coronavirus testing is being done in the parking lot of Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Krupa Center, located at 3250 Meridian Parkway. It’s in an office complex across the street from the hospital.
As of right now, the testing is being offered only to patients with a scheduled appointment. Anyone who believes they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should call the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at 954-659-5951. Callers will be screened by a nurse, who will determine whether they meet testing criteria.
Patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 testing will be assigned an appointment time at the drive-through location. Currently, appointments are only being scheduled from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Please do not go to Cleveland Clinic Weston unless you have an appointment.
The Krupa Center is Cleveland Clinic Florida’s second drive-through COVID-19 testing site. Earlier this week, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health began offering tests on an appointment-only basis at its downtown Stuart location.
Cleveland Clinic Florida President and CEO Wael Barsoum, MD, says he is proud of how quickly his team has been able to develop drive-through testing sites in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “As a leading healthcare provider in Florida, it is our obligation to develop innovative treatments and solutions to protect our community, and I’m confident this will make a significant impact in ensuring the health and safety of our South Florida residents.”
Patients utilizing the Cleveland Clinic Florida testing sites will not have to pay out-of-pocket costs for testing. Insurances will be billed and there will be no co-pay or deductibles.
While Cleveland Clinic Florida is administering the tests, at this time they are being sent to a commercial lab for processing. It may take up to five days to receive results.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are showing symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call Cleveland Clinic Florida at 954-659-5951 for a telephone screening. If you meet the criteria, the nurse will schedule a time for you to go to the Krupa Center parking lot for drive-through testing.
For more information go to www.clevelandclinicflorida.org.