Pinellas County COVID-19 cases from Bing's COVID-19 tracker, May 4, 2020, (Screenshot/Kathryn Malaxos)

NEWS RELEASE: Pinellas County residents can get COVID-19 test at no cost

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Pinellas County residents can get a COVID-19 test at no cost to them. The program started Monday, May 4.

Community Health Centers of Pinellas (CHC) is offering the COVID-19 tests without restrictions at three testing sites. Residents do not need to have symptoms or be a CHC patient.

Testing sites will provide same day walk-ups and drive ups, but appointments are recommended to decrease wait times. Make an appointment by calling 727-824-8181 and selecting option 0.

The following testing sites will be open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • 707 East Druid Road, Clearwater, FL 33756
  • 7550 43rd Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
  • 1344 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 (Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center)

A condensed electronic registration will be required at testing sites. Residents are asked to bring a valid ID.

Pinellas County will continue to share updates and outreach regarding these and upcoming events as test efforts continue to ramp up in Pinellas.

For more information about the county’s response to COVID-19, including comprehensive resources for finding other types of local assistance, visit

Source: Pinellas County Government

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