County health department relocates its Milton COVID-19 testing site

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Staff reports

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) COVID-19 drive-in testing site will move to the Milton Community Center at 5629 Byrom Street. Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Testing will be offered on a first come, first served basis, with no pre-screening or appointment required. Those requesting testing are asked to bring identification and be aware that wait times may vary depending on the number of individuals requesting a test.

“We’re seeing more cars come through our testing site,” said Sandra Park-O’Hara, DOH-Santa Rosa administrator. “Vehicles were having to wait to turn into the parking lot at our Milton location, which was affecting the flow of traffic on Stewart Street, so, for safety reasons, we decided to relocate. The design of the Community Center lot will allow traffic to move more safely and efficiently.”

Drive-in testing will also continue on Thursdays at the Midway location at 5840 Gulf Breeze Parkway from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

It is not necessary to call the health department when arriving at either testing site. DOH-Santa Rosa staff will be on site to direct traffic at both locations.

The DOH-Santa Rosa COVID-19 Call Center is still accepting calls at 850-564-2307. Other services, including WIC and Dental, are available by appointment at both DOH-Santa Rosa locations. To make an appointment, or for additional information about available services, call 850-983-5200.