Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and testing demand, the city of Daytona Beach is partnering with private provider Curative Inc., the Florida Department of Health and Volusia County to offer a “pop-up” testing site for county residents. Beginning Friday, Sept. 3, free COVID-19 testing will be offered in the parking lot of the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. in Daytona Beach. The mobile testing site will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are preferred; however, walk-ups are welcome.
Appointments can be booked through Curative’s online portal or by calling (888)702-9042. There is no charge for the test, but patients will be asked for health insurance information. Patients without health insurance will not be turned away.
Curative will have trained workers on-site observing and directing patients to complete a self-collected, shallow nasal PCR test. The test is available for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients ages one year and older. Patients can expect results within 48 hours upon receipt at the lab. To ensure the safety of testing staff and community members, people should wear a mask while at the testing site.