Sacred Heart Pauses COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site; FDOH Still Offering Testing

January 4, 2022

Ascension Medical Group (AMG) Sacred Heart is pausing drive-thru COVID-19 testing, instead sending medical professionals back to their regular jobs.

Sacred Heart will not operate its COVID-19 testing site off Bayou Boulevard next week. The was reopened on January 4 because of the growing demand for testing as the coronavirus spread rapidly after the holidays.

The latest surge of COVID-19 has fueled an increased demand for medical services provided at AMG physician offices and urgent care centers. As a result, staff that have worked at the drive-thru testing site have been reassigned back to their normal duties.

While Ascension Sacred Heart is pausing its testing, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has resumed its drive-thru testing site for COVID-19. FDOH-Escambia provides testing in coordination with Statlab to persons ages 2 and older. The drive-thru testing schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3330 West Park Place in Pensacola (across the street from FDOH-Escambia Fairfield)
  • Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Marie K Young Wedgewood Community Center, 6405 Wagner Road in Pensacola
  • Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3330 West Park Place in Pensacola (across the street from FDOH-Escambia Fairfield)

No appointment is needed for FDOH drive-thru testing, but a valid form of identification is required. The FDOH-Escambia drive-thru site offers PCR swab testing with results available within 48 hours

All tests are drive-thru with no appointment needed. Bring a valid form of identification. This is PCR testing with results available within 48 hours.

FDOH-Escambia continues to offer COVID-19 rapid testing to persons experiencing symptoms or those who have been exposed to someone with known COVID-19. An appointment is required. Call (850) 595-6500 option 6 to schedule an appointment. Rapid testing with results available within 30 minutes. Questions can be directed to FDOH-Escambia’s COVID-19 phone line at 850-595-6500 option 6.

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One Response to “Sacred Heart Pauses COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site; FDOH Still Offering Testing”

  1. Bewildered on January 14th, 2022 4:09 pm

    I wonder why they don’t test every municipalities’ waste water for the number of Covid virus it contains? Big cities like Boston work with the sewer department testing the discharge and determine an increase or decrease in infected people.

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