Led by our Infection Control team, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is taking appropriate steps to test people in our community for COVID-19.
Drive-Thru Sample Collection Site
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has joined forces with other healthcare providers to initiate a community drive-thru sample collection site for patients who have a physician order to be tested for COVID-19. This site is only open for patients who have an order sent from a physician for testing.
Currently, due to national shortages of test kits, we must use our medical resources judiciously. Only those who are symptomatic and meet the criteria set forth by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) should be tested.
You will need to contact your healthcare provider for eligibility. Healthcare providers will determine patient needs for COVID-19 testing. An order will be sent to the drive-thru sample collection site: Northwood Centre 1940 North Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303. The sample collection site will be open Monday – Friday from 11 am – 6 pm.
If your provider has ordered a COVID-19 test for the Northwood patient drive-thru sample collection site, please review our What to Expect Resource Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I need to be tested?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your primary care physician to request testing. Your primary care provider will decide whether you need to be tested and can order a test without approval from the Department of Health. Keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.
Only patients who are in respiratory distress need to visit a local emergency center for testing. Your primary care provider should call ahead to notify the emergency center of your need for testing.
Where should I go if I'm pregnant?
If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat or rash, but are NOT having any concerns in regards to your pregnancy (no pain, loss of movement, etc.) please call your primary care physician and do NOT come to Labor & Delivery Triage.
What criteria is used for screening COVID-19?
Persons who exhibit symptoms of respiratory illness with a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, have had close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19, have traveled internationally or on a cruise, are over the age of 65 with health conditions or people with compromised immune systems could potentially be tested for COVID-19. Contact your primary care provider to request testing.
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