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People will be able to receive a free COVID-19 test in Hollywood.

Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, is hosting a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following days:

  • Thursday, June 18
  • Friday, June 19
  • Saturday, June 20

No appointment necessary. Those interested in securing a set day and time are encouraged to call 954.412.7300 to schedule an appointment.  

What Do I Need To Know In Order To Be Tested?

  • Anyone can be tested regardless of age. Those under the age of 18 require parent or guardian consent.
  • Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.
  • Bring your appointment confirmation number with you, if you made an appointment.     

What Happens When I Arrive?

  • Each individual will be greeted and directed by personnel in protective gear. 
  • Each individual will be asked to provide their government issued ID, first and last name, health insurance card and contact information.

What is the Testing Process?

  • A health professional in personal protective equipment will provide you with instructions. 
  • A soft swab will be inserted into your nose or throat to get the necessary sample. This may be slightly uncomfortable; however, the test is quick and should take less than a minute.

What Happens After I Am Tested? 

  • After you have been tested, you will be given information on what to do while awaiting test results. Please keep the instruction sheet until after you receive your results. 
  • Follow signage and directions for exiting the testing site. 
  • After being tested, continue to monitor and record symptoms. 
  • You will receive your test results via telephone call. 
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David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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