If you feel ill and suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are concerned about Covid exposure, help is available from many resources in our local community. Here is a guide as to what facilities are offering COVID testing along with some of the requirements to get tested. While some testing sites are free, others may require a doctor’s referral.
Please contact testing sites or your local health department directly for official information and testing requirements. All information is sourced from the websites of local governments and healthcare providers by the staff of Family First Health Center as a free resource for our patients and is not authoritative. Changes to the following information may occur without notice, so please verify any information contained in this article.
You may click this link to visit the Volusia County website to find additional testing centers here in Daytona Beach.
Testing may be available at local hospitals, urgent care facilities and physician offices. However, facilities are following CDC guidelines regarding who should be tested. If you are sick and exhibiting symptoms, stay home and contact your primary care physician or urgent care. Drive-up/walk-up testing is also available throughout the county.
First, let’s discuss the common symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Testing Centers in Daytona Beach, FL
There are two types of tests available for COVID-19: viral and antibody testing.
- A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
- An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection.
If you test positive or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.
Viral Tests for COVID-19
Viral tests check samples from your respiratory system, such as a swab from the inside of your nose or mouth or your saliva, to tell you if you currently have an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Some tests are point-of-care tests, meaning results may be available at the testing site in less than an hour. Other tests must be sent to a laboratory to analyze, a process that takes 1–2 days once received by the lab. The provider who did your test should provide you with your results.
Those exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 who wish to be tested should first call their primary care physician.
- Halifax Health is not a testing site. Patients should only report to Halifax Health if they are in need of emergency hospital care.
|Testing Site Information||Insurance Accepted||Walk-ins/Appointments||Drive-Thru Testing|
Select CVS Pharmacy locations
Must schedule online
Please bring a valid ID
|Yes, through the pharmacy drive-thru|
|DeLand Wellness Center|
122 S. Amelia Ave.
|There is a fee associated with testing.|
Accepting insurance with an office co-pay.
|Walk-ins are welcome.|
Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
|Family Health Source|
1205 S Woodland Blvd., Suite 4
|Free||Walk-ins Monday – Thursdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday 8:30 – 11:30 am To make an appointment, please call (386) 202-6025 Please bring a valid ID||No|
|Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)|
New Smyrna Beach City Gym
1000 Live Oak St.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
|Insurance information from insured individuals will be requested, but patients will not be billed any copay or coinsurance. Free of charge for those without insurance.||8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Appointments are not required, but pre-registering does expedite the process; pre-register at bit.ly/C19rapidtest.||No|
1948 Saxon Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32725
|Some insurance accepted. Call ahead for information|
|Appointments or walk-ins are available. Call prior to going in to ensure availability.|
386-774-6337 Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday (closed every other), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please bring photo ID and form of payment
|MedExpress Urgent Care|
1328 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720
A self-pay rate is available
|No appointments. First come first serve basis. Testing everyday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. while supplies last.||All testing is done in the parking lot.|
|MedFast Urgent Care Center|
1000 S. Ridgewood Ave
Edgewater, FL 32132
|Free testing for uninsured Insurance accepted||Walk-ins or appointments available Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.||No|
Find additional viral and antibody testing centers at the Volusia County website at www.volusia.org.Leave a reply