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Coronavirus testing offered to Lake County residents at reduced rate

Lake County is offering COVID-19 testing at three locations at a reduced cost.

The effort is a joint venture with Adult Medicine of Lake County, the City of Leesburg, Lake-Sumter State College and the Florida Department of Health.

Lake County is partnering with Adult Medicine of Lake County, the City of Leesburg, Lake-Sumter State College and the Florida Department of Health to offer COVID-19 testing at three sites.

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:

  • 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.
  • 3619 Lake Center Drive, Mount Dora (Adult Medicine of Lake County) – testing available now Monday through Friday.
  • 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont (Cooper Memorial Library) – testing to be available starting on April 23, then on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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. For the latest information, residents can call the Citizens Information Line at (352) 253-9999.

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