COVID testing updates: Miami-Dade County now offers tests for homebound residents, opens new testing site in Miami Springs
As the demand for COVID testing continues to grow – reaching an all-time high of over 70,000 tests administered in a single day on January 3 – Miami-Dade County is now offering at-home testing for homebound residents and opened a new testing site in Miami Springs.
- Homebound testing: For individuals of any age who have symptoms or were exposed and are not able to leave their homes by any means, call 305-614-1716 to schedule a homebound COVID-19 testing appointment. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- New testing site in Miami Springs: The new testing site is located at Miami Springs Community Center, 1401 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166. It will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Getting tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed is essential to preventing the spread, and that’s why we have worked so hard to keep free testing widely available and to expand to meet the recent surge in demand,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “It’s especially important that we make these essential services available to our most vulnerable, including those who are homebound. I'm very proud of all the workers who have made it possible for thousands of our residents to get tested during this surge and are now going above and beyond to bring testing directly to people’s homes.”
Last week, Miami-Dade County also opened three new sites and expanded the schedule at the Zoo Miami testing site to 24 hours.
- I-75 Park & Ride - I-75 and NW 186 Street (Miami Gardens Drive), Hialeah, FL 33018. Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Youth Fairgrounds at Tamiami Park - 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Dolphin Station Park & Ride - 11897 NW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33182 - Open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For more information on testing and vaccination, visit: miamidade.gov/covid