Health First to Offer Free Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests to First Responders Who Serve Brevard Residents
By Space Coast Daily // April 18, 2020
includes employees with city and county law enforcement and fire rescue agencies
Testing Starts Next Week and Registration is Open Now
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First will offer free drive-up COVID-19 tests to first responders who serve Brevard County residents.
This includes employees with city and county law enforcement and fire rescue agencies. First responders do not need to meet any testing criteria to receive a test.
Testing starts Monday, April 20 and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Health First Medical Group Gateway location in the east parking lot, located at 1223 Gateway Drive in Melbourne.
First responders must first call Health First’s Centralized Scheduling office at 321-434-3131 to be scheduled for a drive-up appointment—and will be required to show identification and credentials in order to receive the test.
“Being able to provide this important testing to our first responders is critical in the fight against COVID-19,” shared Health First CEO of Community Health Services Frank Letherby.
“These law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs put their lives on the line each and every day because they are dedicated to protecting us. We are incredibly grateful for their selfless service – and want to do what we can, in turn, to protect them.”
This will be a nasal swab test and results will be available in 3-5 days. First responders and their primary care providers will be contacted by a nurse with results.
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