COVID-19 Testing Information


  • Manatee Health Line
  • (941) 242-6646

Free testing site at Bradenton Area Convention Center

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) and Manatee County Government have teamed up to offer an additional location for COVID-19 testing.

Testing (rapid or PCR upon request) is free of charge.

This is a walk-up operation, no appointment necessary. Goverment-issued photo ID is required.


Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Boulevard
Palmetto, FL 34221


Daily, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Other Testing Sites

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.