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Drive-through coronavirus testing begins at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital in Port St. Lucie

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:57:32-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A drive-through coronavirus testing site opened Friday in St. Lucie County.

Eligible patients can go to Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital, located at 10000 SW Innovation Way in Port St. Lucie, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Keep in mind, health care professionals are only testing the most at-risk patients including people 65 and older, first responders, and health care workers. The testing is done by appointment only.

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If you're experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 like fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call the Cleveland Clinic hotline at 772-419-3360.

A nurse will screen you over the phone and discuss your symptoms, whether you've traveled recently, and if you've been exposed to anyone with coronavirus.

If you meet the criteria to be tested, you'll be given an appointment to go to the drive-through testing site.

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A drive-through location also opened on Friday at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, located at 1000 36th Street in Vero Beach.

These new sites will supplement a drive-through testing facility that opened on March 14 at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, located at 200 SE Hospital Avenue in Stuart.

Farther south, a drive-through coronavirus test site in West Palm Beach has appointments booked through April 10 and is not accepting any new appointments.

The Florida Department of Health has a COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 to answer your questions. Just call 1-866-779-6121.