Drive-Thru Testing Center

During this COVID-19 pandemic and always, the health and safety of you and your family are our highest priorities. At Lakeland Regional Health, we are constantly seeking innovative and purposeful ways to help our community.

Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to work with Polk County Government to offer COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing, which is located on the first floor of the D-E Parking Garage on the Medical Center Campus in North Lakeland.

Those tested at the Drive-Thru Testing site must schedule an appointment by calling 863.413.5907.

To learn more about who can be seen at the Drive-Thru Testing Center and how to schedule an appointment, please read our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Drive-thru testing allows people to remain in their car to receive a PCR COVID-19 test. This method reduces the opportunities for the virus to spread and is safer for those being tested and for the healthcare workers. The drive-thru process including Check-in, Registration and Testing takes approximately 15 minutes.
Yes. In order to be tested at the Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing site, you will need to have an appointment. Please call 863.413.5907 to schedule an appointment.
Lakeland Regional Health worked with Polk County Government to coordinate a drive-thru option for COVID-19 Testing so individuals in our local area will have a convenient place to receive COVID-19 testing.
Lakeland Regional Health and Polk County Government offer a convenient Drive-Thru Testing Center, located on the first floor of the D-E Parking Garage on the Medical Center Campus.
The Drive-Thru Testing Center is open 8 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.
Most insurance providers cover the cost of the swab testing.
No. To ensure the safety of our patients and team members, we will only be able to provide testing for those in vehicles and people must remain in their vehicles throughout the process.
Those tested at our Drive-Thru Testing site must schedule an appointment and are able to remain in the comfort and safety of their car throughout the process. Those with severe symptoms can be assessed and tested through our Emergency Department at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.
Those 2 years and older will be tested at the Drive-Thru Testing Center. Lakeland Regional Health also offers a family-friendly Children's Testing Site in the Triage Area of our Children's Emergency Department, located in the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children on the Medical Center Campus. A doctor's testing order is required. Children ages 17 years and younger are welcome. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Appointments are not necessary. To learn more, please call 863.687.1203.
Tests are sent to commercial labs for testing, and results will take an average of 24-48 hours. You will be contacted directly with your results. Depending on the results you receive, you may receive further instructions for follow-up care. As always, should your condition change and your symptoms worsen at any time, please seek medical care. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
We are pleased to offer COVID-19 testing for those with no symptoms at both our Drive-Thru Testing Center and our Urgent Care locations. The rapid antigen test is available at our Urgent Care locations, and PCR testing is provided at our Drive-Thru Testing Center. Results are currently returned from our Drive-Thru Testing Center in 24 hours or less. Both tests cost $100 and are a self-pay service.