COVID-19 Testing Information


  • Manatee Health Line
  • (941) 242-6646

Free testing and vaccination site at Palmetto Bus Station

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) have teamed up to offer a one-stop shop for COVID-19 testing and vaccination. The COVID-19 testing and vaccination site is located at the Palmetto Bus Station.

Testing (including both PCR and rapid testing) and vaccinations (Moderna) are free of charge. This is a walk-up operation; no appointment necessary. Visitors are asked to bring proof of Florida residency (driver’s license, utility bill with Florida address, etc.). For more information, call (941) 242-6646.


Palmetto Bus Station
1802 Eighth Avenue West
Palmetto, FL 3422


Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Other Testing Sites

The state testing location in Bradenton is no longer in operation. Many pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing. Nearby testing sites are listed below:

Near Bradenton Area Convention Center:

  • Walgreens 8th Ave. Palmetto
  • CVS 8th Ave. Palmetto
  • CVS Bradenton
  • CVS West Bradenton
  • Ellenton Urgent Care
Doctors’ offices and the Florida Department of Health in Manatee can also provide testing.

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.