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COVID-19 Testing Available

August 05, 2020

Free COVID-19 Viral testing available 

Megan McCarthy 

Bushnell, FLA - The Sumter County Health Department (Sumter-CHD) would like to inform residents that COVID-19 virus testing is available at the health department.  Interested community members can call 352-569-3102 to make an appointment for testing.  No COVID-19 symptoms are required to be tested.  This testing is performed curbside, so the individual being tested never has to leave their vehicle.  Photo identification is required.  No insurance is necessary, and the test is free.  This testing detects the COVID-19 virus to diagnose active infections through a nasal swab that is inserted by a medical professional.  Please not that COVID-19 antibody testing is not currently being offered by Sumter-CHD.  If you would like to be tested for the virus, please call 352-569-3102 to be connected to our scheduling team.  Appointments are required to be tested.


Appointments required, please call 352-569-3102 to schedule

No symptoms required, you do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested

No antibody testing available, please contact your private provider to obtain this test

Please bring Photo ID with you to your appointment

Questions? Please call 352-569-3102 or email




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