Covid-19 testing is widely available in Lee County from many providers, each with its own scheduling and registration process. Learn more about getting tested for COVID-19, the types of tests available, and where you can go to receive a test below.

When to get tested for COVID-19

Exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 - Get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days following known exposure. Communicate with your doctor about quarantining and when to get retested.

Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms - Get a COVID-19 test immediately if you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Communicate with your doctor about quarantining and when to get retested. 




Types of COVID-19 tests

  1. PCR Test (nasal swab) - Considered the gold standard of COVID tests and can detect whether you’re actively infected. Results are typically available between 48-72 hours after taking the test.
  2. COVID-19 Rapid Antigen (nasal or throat swab) - Can also detect whether you’re actively infected, but negative results should be confirmed through PCR. Results are typically available the same day you take the test.
  3. Antibody testing (blood test) - Will show if you have antibodies toward a coronavirus, but it can’t confirm an active infection. Results are typically available within 72 hours of taking the test. 



Cost

Testing for COVID-19 is offered for free at the Florida Department of Health offices and many other testing locations. Pricing may vary by provider, call to confirm pricing and availability before visiting a testing location. 




Where to get a COVID-19 test

Florida Department of Health Drive-thru site
3920 Michigan Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33916

  • Free PCR testing for ages 2 and up, results available within 48-72 hours
  • Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment online or call (904) 295-0562 for more information.

Century Link Sports Complex Drive-thru site
Crown Point Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

  • Free PCR testing for ages 2 and up, results available within 48-72 hours
  • Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment online or call (904) 295-0562 for more information.
Other Testing Sites
Please visit the website of each testing location to confirm hours, appointments, cost, and the type of test available. 
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Sources for this webpage include: Centers for Disease Control (CDC),Florida Department of Health in Lee County, and Millenium Physician Group.