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Lake County partners to expand COVID-19 testing

RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2020

Tavares – Lake County has partnered with Adult Medicine of Lake County, the City of Leesburg, the City of Clermont and the Florida Department of Health to offer COVID-19 testing at three locations in Lake County at a reduced cost.

“This partnership will help to expand testing availability by providing affordable testing in multiple locations throughout the county,” said Lake County Chairman Leslie Campione. FDA approved swab or antibody tests will be administered to Lake County residents for $20 through May 17. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at:

  • 3619 Lake Center Drive, Mount Dora (Adult Medicine of Lake County) – testing available now Monday through Friday.
  • 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg (Venetian Gardens at the intersection of Canal Street and Dixie Avenue) – testing to be available starting on April 24, then on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • NEW LOCATION: Starting Tuesday, May 5, the testing location at the Cooper Memorial Library will be MOVING to 3700 S. Highway 27, Clermont (Clermont Arts & Recreation Center), with testing available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Testing will no longer be available at Cooper Memorial Library.

Testing is limited to two per resident and results will be returned within 1 to 3 days after testing. Adult Medicine of Lake County offers swab or antibody tests for $85 for non-residents. No appointment is needed for the drive-thru testing sites and residents are required to present proof of residence to qualify for the reduced testing fee. Call the Adult Medicine of Lake County dedicated COVID-19 line for more information at 352-329-1133.

Residents with symptoms who are unable to receive testing through their primary healthcare provider should still call the Florida Department of Health Hotline at 352-742-4830; callers that meet the criteria for testing will receive an appointment for free testing at a Lake County testing location.

To sign up for the latest emergency notifications regarding COVID-19, text COVIDUPDATE to 888777 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/COVID-19 and follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency. For the latest information, residents can call the Citizens Information Line at 352-253-9999.



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