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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published testing guidelines to help health care professionals decide who needs to be tested. Testing is recommended for:
For more information on testing, you can contact the Florida Health Department COVID19 Hotline, which is open 24/7, at 1 (866) 779-6121, or the Broward County Health Department at 954-467-4700 or the Miami Dade County Health Department at 305-324-2400 for guidance. Note that there may be an increased volume of callers, and it may take some time to be connected. If you have a primary care doctor, you should call their office first for instructions on being screened for testing.
- Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 in order to inform decisions related to infection control;
- Other symptomatic individuals such as, older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions and/or an immunocompromised state that may put them at higher risk for poor outcomes (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, receiving immunosuppressive medications, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease); and
- Any persons, including healthcare personnel, who within 14 days of symptom onset had close contact with a suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient, or who have a history of travel from affected geographic (national and international) areas within 14 days of their symptom onset
Find the latest list of Broward County Testing Sites here.
Find the latest list of Miami-Dade County Testing Sites here.