Free COVID-19 testing sites available in Hendry and Glades counties

Caloosa Belle/Danika J Fornear: The free COVID-19 testing currently being offered by the Florida Department of Health is simple, quick, and easy.

Asymptomatic cases of people infected with COVID-19 virus are being discovered locally. Our public officials and medical experts are urging people to get tested for the novel coronavirus, and have opened up multiple test sites throughout Hendry and Glades counties. These tests are administered to any Hendry or Glades resident, age 18 and up, they are also free and do not require a doctor referral. The only requirement is that you must calling to schedule an appointment in advance.

Making the appointment was simple, I was kept on hold less than three minutes, and appointments were available the following day. From arrival at the registration tent, to the administering of test itself, the total time it took was less than 5 minutes. The test, which I have heard horror stories about, was a very fast and simple swab that was over before it had time to become truly uncomfortable. The entire process was easy, quick, and accomplished without ever having to leave my vehicle. I can now expect my COVID-19 test results in 3-5 business days.

Residents of Hendry and Glades Counties can secure an appointment for testing by calling the Hendry County Health Department Clewiston (863) 983-1408, LaBelle (863) 674-4041 or Moore Haven (863) 946-0707
Notices for available testing sites, days and times will be sent out on a weekly basis. The current test site availability is as follows:

Hendry County Health Department in Clewiston: 1100 S. Olympia
Wednesday May 27th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. (Weather permitting)

Hendry County Health Department in LaBelle: 1140 Pratt Blvd
Friday, May 29th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. (Weather permitting)

Glades County Health Department in Moore Haven: 1021 Health Park Drive
Monday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. (Weather permitting)

Appointments will not be made more than one week in advance. No same-day appointments will be made. No “walk-ins” accepted. Additionally, anti-body testing will not be available.

This is a “drive-thru” service. All individuals must stay in their vehicles during the process (during registration and while being tested). Persons tested will be notified by phone of their results. Results may take 5 business days.

Other Testing Locations in Hendry County:

Forbes Family Medicine
Address: 500 W Sagamore Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440, Phone: (863) 983-3434

Hendry Regional Medical Center, Address: 524 W Sagamore Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440
Phone: (863) 902-3000

Hendry Convenient Care, Address: 450 S Main St #2, LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone: (863) 675-2356

Florida Community Health Centers, Address: 315 W C Owen Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440
Phone: (863) 983-7813

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