Wellington has partnered with Premier Family Health to provide FREE walk-up COVID-19 testing for all Western communities’ residents age 12 and over. It is an important step toward flattening the curve.
Health officials from Premier Family Health will administer and conduct tests at the Village Park Gymnasium, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL. The first walk-up testing site is now open in the Wellington area. Dr. Vincent Apicella, with Premier Family Health, says he is hoping to prevent a surge of COVID-19 by diagnosing as many people as possible. To book an appointment please click here.
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is used to diagnose people who are currently infected with the virus. This is performed by a nasal swab. Results are available in 5-7 days. This site is performing PCR testing. Testing will be available daily beginning Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, by appointment, and is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic residents. They are currently scheduling appointments through May 22, 2020.
If you are curious as to whether or not you should be tested, consider the following. A photo ID is required for testing. Who should be tested.
- People who have been ill in the last 90 days
- People who have suspected exposure to the Coronavirus
- People who have traveled to areas with high infection rates
- People with and without symptoms can be tested
- People age 12 and up can be tested at this site