Lakeland Regional Health COVID-19 Testing Locations

Coronavirus testing Lakeland

As Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) continues to monitor and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic, the not-for-profit health system has multiple options for COVID-19 Testing.

UPDATED 10/14/20. Some testing locations have changed from their original locations. Visit the LRH Website for any recent updates.

Lakeland Regional Health Children’s COVID Testing Site (ages 17 and younger)

Location: Children’s Emergency Department – 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland

A child-friendly COVID-19 Testing Site opened on September 8, 2020 in the Children’s Emergency Department on the 2nd level of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children. Children ages 17 years and younger who have a doctor’s testing order can be quickly and conveniently tested.

Lakeland Regional Health clinicians have extensive experience working with children. Accompanied by Certified Child Life Specialists, your child will be quickly and conveniently tested in a comfortable atmosphere. You will receive results the next day.

No appointment is necessary. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. One parent can accompany the child. For questions, please call 863.687.1203.

 **This is different from a regular emergency visit. Children with emergency COVID-19 or respiratory symptoms will continue to be treated as an emergency visit, with no doctor’s order necessary beforehand. Call Ahead Service is available at 863.687.1414.**

COVID-19 Rapid TestingLakeland Regional Health

As of October 14, 2020, Lakeland Regional Health begins rolling out rapid COVID-19 testing at its Pediatric, Primary and Urgent Care locations. To schedule a COVID-19 examination and test with a pediatric or primary care provider, call 863.284.5000. At the following Urgent Care and Walk-In locations, appointments will not be required:

  • Walk-In Care, Gateway: 2815 Lakeland Hills Blvd, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Urgent Care, Pablo Campus: 130 Pablo St., Lakeland. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Opening October 19, 2020)
  • Urgent Care, Lake Miriam: 4710 S Florida Ave, Lakeland. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Lakeland Regional Health Drive-Thru Testing – Main Center

Location: First floor of the D-E Parking Garage on the Medical Center Campus
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. (verify current hours when you make an appt)
Appointments: Required. Call 863.413.5907 OR make an appointment online at

Lakeland Regional Health Drive-Thru Testing – South Lakeland

Location: Medulla Community Center – 1049 Parker Road, Lakeland, FL 33811
Hours: 7 am – 3pm on Saturday (click here to check current hours)
Appointments: Required. Call 863.413.5907 OR make an appointment online at

Drive-thru COVID Testing is available at Lakeland Regional Health for those ages 2 years and older with an appointment. A doctor’s script is no longer required. Drive-thru testing allows people to remain in their car while receiving a COVID-19 test. This method reduces the opportunities for the virus to spread and is safer for those being tested and for the healthcare workers. The drive-thru process including Check-in, Registration and Testing takes approximately 15 minutes. Most insurance providers cover the cost of the swab testing.

Walk up testing is not allowed at the drive-thru sites. To ensure the safety of patients and team members, LRH will only be able to provide testing for those in vehicles and people must remain in their vehicles throughout the process. See below for other testing options.

(The Drive-thru test site was previously at the RP Funding Center and Parking Lot N13 and has been relocated to the parking garage due to weather concerns)

Lakeland Regional Health Respiratory Care Center – CLOSING October 18, 2020

**Due to the availability of rapid testing at other Lakeland Regional Health locations and the opening of the new Urgent Care Center at the Pablo Campus, the Respiratory Care Center, which opened on April 13, 2020, to provide examinations, X-rays and testing for the community, will close on October 18, 2020.**

Location: 320 Parkview Pl, Lakeland, FL 33805
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Appointments: To make an appointment, call 863.284.5000. Walk-ins are welcome.

Lakeland Regional Health has a dedicated Respiratory Care Center for those seeking an in-person evaluation. If you are concerned you may have symptoms of COVID-19 or any other acute respiratory illnesses, visit our Respiratory Care Center at 320 Parkview Place for examination, testing, X-rays and treatment all in one place.

Both scheduled and walk-in appointments are welcome. Those who already have a prescription for COVID-19 testing from their physician are encouraged to call the Respiratory Care Center in advance at 863.284.5000, or see instructions for a drive-up testing appointment, as testing may be able to be done from the comfort and safety of their vehicles.

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