Skip to main content

Health Care District of Palm Beach County Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Tests

Image of Scout mobile unit doing COVID-19 testsThe Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics reached a milestone this week, providing over 100,000 COVID-19 tests to the community since March 31 of this year.  Demand for testing is increasing ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and the Health Care District is asking the public to be patient when calling to schedule appointments and while waiting at the test sites. At the South County Civic Center in western Delray Beach on November 11, the team with the Scout mobile testing clinic provided nearly 350 COVID-19 tests in one day. The overall testing time at the Health Care District’s seven test sites is averaging between 30 minutes to an hour. Test results are available in three days or less.

“You should be tested if you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or plan to travel,” said Belma Andrić, MD, MPH, the Health Care District’s Chief Medical Officer and Vice President. “It’s important to remember that test results apply only to the time that you were tested. Access to repeated testing is critical, especially during the holidays. Keep in mind that traveling and gathering with people outside of your household can increase your risk of getting or spreading the virus.”

The Health Care District’s Brumback Clinics provide testing at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, the largest COVID-19 drive-through test site in the county, as well as walk up testing at the Belle Glade, West Palm Beach, Jupiter and Delray Beach clinics, at the South County Civic Center with the mobile clinic Scout, and in neighborhoods of need with the new mobile health clinic, Hero. Appointments are required at the FITTEAM Ballpark site and help speed up the process at the clinic testing sites. Testing is available to people of all ages who do not need to have symptoms.

“Over 200 Health Care District team members have been on the front lines since the beginning of the pandemic staffing and supporting our complex testing operations,” said Darcy J. Davis, the Health Care District’s Chief Executive Officer.  “They have been compassionate, responsive and dedicated to the needs of our community.  I am grateful to each and every employee who made this incredible testing milestone possible. Our healthcare heroes will continue to respond to those who need us, especially as we face additional demand for our services.”

The Health Care District’s call center will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume scheduling appointments on Monday, November 30. All of the Health Care District’s testing sites will be closed Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. The FITTEAM and Belle Glade test sites will resume testing Friday, November 27.  The other clinic sites will resume testing on Monday, November 30. The Health Care District appreciates the ongoing support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Palm Beach County government, and the Florida National Guard.

The Brumback Clinics are the medical home for some 50,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout Palm Beach County. This year, the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) named the Brumback Clinics a “Health Center Quality Leader” for top 10% overall performance among all Federally Qualified Health Centers in the country. To learn more about the Brumback Clinics or to schedule an appointment for a medical telehealth or inpatient visit, call 561-642-1000 or visit www.BrumbackClinics.org.

Below is a list of Health Care District test sites, hours and locations.



Health Care District of Palm Beach CountyCOVID-19 Testing Sites

Call the Testing Hotline for an appointment:561-642-1000

 

FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

5444 Haverhill Rd., West Palm Beach

 

Drive-through site

By appointment only; Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – Noon

Any age; need not be symptomatic

 


C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics at

Lakeside Medical Center –

39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade


Walk-up site

Appointments recommended; Monday through Friday;8 a.m. – Noon

Any age; need not be symptomatic

 


C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

1150 45thSt., West Palm Beach


Walk-up site

Appointments recommended; Monday through Friday;8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Any age; need not be symptomatic

 


C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

411 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter


Walk-up site

Appointments recommended; Monday through Friday;8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Any age; need not be symptomatic

 


C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

225 S. Congress Ave, Delray Beach


Walk-up site

Appointments recommended; Monday through Friday;8 a.m. - Noon

Any age; need not be symptomatic

 


C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

“Scout” Mobile Clinic Outreach


Walk-up site

Any age; need not be symptomatic

Varying locations and hours as scheduled

 


C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

“Hero” Mobile Clinic Outreach


Walk-up site

Any age; need not be symptomatic

Varying locations and hours as scheduled

 

 

 

 

Top