Drive-thru coronavirus testing site opening at UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center

Appointment-only test site set to open Wednesday

A nurse holds a swabs and test tube kit to test people for COVID-19, the disease that is caused by the new coronavirus, at a drive through station set up in a hospital parking lot. (Paul Sancya/AP)

LAKE NONA, Fla. – A second coronavirus testing location operated by the University of Central Florida is set to open at the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center, according to university officials.

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, which is set to open Wednesday, will only accept patients with a test order from a doctor. In addition to the test order, patients must also make an appointment before showing up to the testing location.

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University officials said tests will be covered by insurance. Tests take about 10 minutes at the drive-thru site and results should come back within 24 to 48 hours, officials said in a tweet.

The site will operate through a partnership with UCF’s college of medicine, Aventus Biolabs and Tavistock Development Company, a real estate firm. The Lake Nona testing location will operate in addition to the drive-thru testing location on the university’s main campus, UCF officials said.

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Appointments can be made by calling 407-986-0133.


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