COVID-19 Testing Information

Convention Center Test Site Now Closed

The Downtown Bradenton testing site in the parking lot located at 1301 8th Avenue W is open Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM (closed Sundays). The site offers both rapid and PCR testing.

Visit the Florida Department of Health to find additional local testing options. 


  • Manatee Health Line
  • (941) 242-6646

Visit the Florida Department of Health website for a full list of testing sites.

Free testing site at 1301 8th Ave w, Bradenton

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) and Manatee County Government are offering an additional location for COVID-19 testing.  

Testing is free of charge.

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

Pre-register online to save time at the site.


1301 8th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205


Mondays Through Saturdays, 8 AM to 6 PM (closed Sundays).

Testing site south of SUNZ

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.