To help ensure the health and wellness of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic here is a list of sites to get tested on:
Broward County Testing Sites
- Cleveland Clinic: Krupa Center, 3250 Meridian Pkwy., Weston; 954-659-5951. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Patient needs to call the nurse hotline to be pres screened at 954- 659-5951 , if PATIENT OLDER THAN 60y/o AND meets criteria for testing, then the patient will be given a confirmation number and an appt time
- Broward Health: Click here!
- Pembroke Pines: The florida national guard and memorial healthcare system are opening a drive-thru test site at CB smith park starting Fri 3/20/2020 at 900 N Flamingo Rd, Pemborke pines from 9-5., does not take pedestrians or bikers. Tests will only be provided through the window of a car based on the following criteria: patient NEEDS TO BE SYMPTOMATIC PLUS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: first responder Or older than 65 Or Immunocompromised Or have travelled international cruise or air or from an affected geographic area, or immunocompromised with symptoms.
Dade County Drive Thru Testing Sites
- Hard Rock Stadium - Address: 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens. Testing Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily .MUST BRING ID. Appointments can be made by calling the county hotline at 305-499-8767. Site criteria for testing: COVID19 SYMPTOMS PLUS ANY of the following-->First responders, healthcare staff, police, fire-rescue, medical staff and essential staff that is supporting the management agencies during the novel coronavirus pandemic, older than 65y/o with chronic conditions, immunocompromised, have recently traveled internationally on a cruise or plane.
- Community Health of South Florida: Patients must be experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath and have either a recent history of travel to an affected country or contact with someone who has contracted the novel coronavirus. Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216th St., Cutler Bay; 305-252-4820. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment only.
- Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus: At this time, Larkin is prioritizing testing for first responders and healthcare providers. Testing is available by appointment only. 1475 W. 49th St., Hialeah; 305-830-079
- Marlins Park: Only seniors aged 65 and older who are experiencing symptoms can be tested. The senior may only have one other person in the car with them; that person will also be tested to check for potential spread. Appointments are required. 501 Marlins Way, Miami; 305-499-8767
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is AssociatesMD Testing Patients for Coronavirus/COVID-19?
No, however we are screening our patients with symptoms via Telemedicine Consults. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms; FEVER, COUGH, DIFFICULTY BREATHING, OR SEVERE ILLNESS please contact our offices at 1-844-954-DOCS (3627) and we will coordinate your telemedicine appointment to screen you for Coronavirus/COVID-19. We will schedule you for same day visit to screen for the Coronavirus.
Is it safe for me to visit AssociatesMD?
If you are older than 65 years old, or have certain conditions (diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, pregnancy) you are at high risk for severe illness if you get the Coronavirus, you should STAY HOME and avoid public places for that reason we are offering you a Telemedicine visit with your doctor.
Associates MD has taken steps to keep our staff and our patients safe. We are screening our patients when making appointments in order to avoid patients in the office with symptoms identified by the CDC. We are also screening patients for respiratory symptoms at the check-in time of their appointment and we are following CDC and Florida Department of Health algorithms for infection control, including requiring patients to cover any active coughs and wear a mask if they have cough.
If I don’t want to come to the office and need to see my healthcare provider what should I do?
We have set up Telemedicine Consults and are currently treating our patients via Telemedicine. Please call our offices at 1-844-954-DOCS (3627) and we will coordinate your telemedicine appointment.
What if I don’t have a computer, can I ask have a telemedicine appointment?
Yes. There are different ways in which you can have a Telemedicine appointment. When you call our offices our customer service team will guide you and help you set up your appointment based on your situation.
What are the differences between the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the flu?
The Coronavirus and flu have very similar symptoms, If you are having fever, cough or difficulty breathing and is not an emergency call us at 1 (844) 954 3627
Helpful info and updates from the CDC on Coronavirus/COVID-19
Helpful information on Coronavirus/COVID-19
What is Coronavirus/COVID-19?
Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes illnesses of varying severity, especially in those 60+ and those with certain chronic medical conditions. A new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has sustained transmission and recognized risks globally. The areas concerning for community transmission in the United States are rapidly increasing. Now is the time to prepare, avoiding crowds to reduce your risk of exposure. Make sure you have an adequate supply of all of your medications, food and household items, should you have to remain at home for extended periods of time. You should practice Social Distancing until further notice.
What are common symptoms?
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe Illness
How does it spread?
Similar to how influenza and other respiratory illnesses are spread, coronavirus may be spread from an infected person to others by:
- Coughing and sneezing
- Touching a surface with the virus on it
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
What steps can I take for protection and prevention of spread?
Use the same protective measures that prevent flu and other common viruses, such as:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
- Stay home from school, work or travel if/when you are not feeling well, call your doctor for guidance.