COVID-19 Testing Information


  • Manatee Health Line
  • (941) 242-6649

Testing is available at the following locations:

Do you have symptoms?

View a complete list of symptoms from the CDC.

If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19 and have a mild fever and symptoms such as a cough, call MCR Health: (941) 776-4000.

If you're experiencing any of the following emergency signs of COVID-19, call 911:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face 

Free Lincoln Park walk-up testing site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is operating a walk-up COVID-19 test center at Lincoln Park.

The site will operate daily from 7-11:30 a.m. to 12:30-4 p.m. (or until they reach the max. of 500 test kits/day).

  • Adults and children can be tested
  • No appointment and no prescription are necessary
  • Tests are free to the public
Antibody testing is also available at Lincoln Park for adults ages 18 and older with a valid ID (up to 200 anitbody tests per day).


Lincoln Park
501 17th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221


To check on results:

State COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site 

A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site is now open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. -  5 p.m. at 100 Cattleman Road, Sarasota. Please note: The site tests a maximum of 1,000 people per day and may close earlier than 5 p.m. if that number is reached.

The test used will be a nasal swab, once samples are collected they will be sent to a commercial lab for testing and results will be provided as soon as they are available.

The State of Florida COVID-19 testing site is now offering antibody testing (up to 200 tests/day).

Important Information

  • Testing will be available for individuals over the age of 18 regardless of symptoms.
  • The test site is drive-thru only. Individuals being tested will not be permitted to exit their vehicle.
  • Please limit passengers in the vehicle to those who are being tested, and no more than 5 people.
  • A prescription is not required and individuals do not need to be Sarasota or Manatee county residents to be tested. 

This site was created through a partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Health, the Florida National Guard and Sarasota and Manatee counties. 


100 Cattleman Road
Sarasota, FL 34232


Questions related to testing should be directed to the Florida Department of Emergency Management:

MCR Health collection kit availability

Testing is available at all MCR Health locations. Drive through testing is no longer available.

Patient fees for the testing and any associated costs will be determined at the time of the visit.