Health Care District to Open New Walk-up COVID-19 Test Site in Delray Beach
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County begins scheduling appointments tomorrow, Friday, May 1, 2020, for a new walk-up COVID-19 testing site in Delray Beach. Beginning Monday, May 4th, medical staff with the Health Care District’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics will begin testing patients at the Delray Beach clinic located at 225 South Congress Avenue. Residents can call the Health Care District’s Testing Hotline, 561-642-1000 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be scheduled for an appointment.
“The Health Care District expanded testing at its West Palm Beach and Jupiter clinics this week and we are excited to do the same at the Delray Beach clinic starting on Monday,” said Darcy J. Davis, Health Care District CEO. “We recognize the need for more testing in our community and these new sites expand access for residents in underserved areas in both the northern and southern ends of the county.”
Beginning next week, the new Delray Beach site will conduct testing Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. The West Palm Beach walk-up site, located at 1150 45th Street, is conducting testing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. The Jupiter walk-up testing site, located at 411 W. Indiantown Rd., began testing today and is operating Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The three sites will enhance access to testing for individuals without personal transportation and those with special needs. Results are communicated by a Health Care District provider as soon as they are available.
“Our primary care clinics are Federally Qualified Health Centers that serve all patients, with or without insurance,” said Belma Andrić, MD, MPH, the Health Care District’s Chief Medical Officer and Vice President and Executive Director of Clinic Services. “We’re proud to offer this free testing which is open to individuals of any age who do not need to be symptomatic.”
The Health Care District’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics currently operate the county’s largest drive-thru testing site at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach where medical staff has administered 12,529 tests since the site opened on March 31st. The Health Care District’s Brumback Clinics also run a drive-thru test site in Belle Glade. Both sites are supported by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the State Department of Emergency Management, the Florida Army National Guard, and Palm Beach County personnel.
During the pandemic, patients of the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics can still see their medical doctors by calling 561-642-1000 to talk to a primary care provider who will determine if they need to see the patient in person or if care can be provided through a telemedicine visit. For more information, call 561-642-1000.