By Florida Department of Health
Special to the Lake Okeechobee News
HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties continues to provide free COVID-19 testing. Notices for available testing sites, days and times will be sent out on a weekly basis. (Please note, there is a new time frame.)
There are no criteria for testing; however, appointments are required and individuals must be 18 years or older. Appointments will not be made more than one week in advance. No same-day appointments will be made. No “walk-ins” accepted.
• Glades County Health Department in Moore Haven: 1021 Health Park Drive, (863) 946-0707
Monday, July 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (By appointment only) (Weather permitting)
• Hendry County Health Department in Clewiston: 1100 S. Olympia, (863) 983-1408
Wednesday July 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (By appointment only) (Weather permitting)
• Hendry County Health Department in LaBelle: 1140 Pratt Blvd., (863) 674-4041
Friday, July 31 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (By appointment only) (Weather permitting)
This is a “drive-thru” service. All individuals must stay in their vehicles during the process (during registration and while being tested). Persons tested will be given instructions on how to receive their test results. Results may take five to seven business days.
Residents of Hendry or Glades County can secure an appointment for testing by calling the Hendry County Health Department Clewiston at 863-983-1408, LaBelle 863-674-4041 or Moore Haven 863-946-0707; Press zero “0” to speak with an operator.
Other Testing Locations in Hendry County by appointment:
Forbes Family Medicine, 500 W Sagamore Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440, 863-983-3434
Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W Sagamore Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440, 863-902-3000
Hendry Convenient Care, 450 S Main St #2, LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone: 863-675-2356
Florida Community Health Centers, 315 W C Owen Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 Phone: 863-983-7813 and 1021 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven (863) 946-0405
Should I be tested for COVID-19? Before you decide to make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19, please consider the following:
• Are you ill, or caring for someone who is ill?
Do you have any of the following?
In the last two weeks have you spent time (visited, worked or volunteered) in a hospital, emergency room, clinic, medical office, long-term care facility or nursing home, ambulance service, first responder services, any health care setting or taken care of patients or someone who has been sick?
Do you have any of the following conditions?
Please stop the spread of COVID-19:
Please remember: 6 feet of space and cover your face! 6 pies de espacio y cubre tu rostro!
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. There is also a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida with active cases and number of deaths in each facility.
The surveillance data, long term care data and information on a case-by-case basis can be found at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/#latest-stats
En Español: RESPUESTA AL NUEVO CORONAVIRUS2019 (COVID-19) https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/home/espanol/
For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website, this website is also available in Spanish and Creole.
En Español: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/home/espanol/
CENTROS PARA EL CONTROL Y LA PREVENCION
The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com