COVID-19 Testing and Monoclonal Site to Relocate from Kiwanis Island Park to Rockledge City Center
By Space Coast Daily // December 7, 2021
new location at 920 Barton Blvd. in Rockledge
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The COVID-19 testing and Monoclonal Antibody Treatment site that began operations in August at Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island will officially cease operations at 5 p.m. Wednesday and then reopen at a new location, 920 Barton Blvd., in Rockledge, effective at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
The new testing and treatment site will be located in the southwest corner of the Rockledge City Center parking lot, which is at the intersection of Barton and Fiske Boulevard.
At the 5 p.m. close of business hours Wednesday, the site contractor will begin the process of moving operations from Kiwanis Island Park to Rockledge. There will be no testing nor monoclonal treatments at either the Kiwanis Park nor the Rockledge City Center locations on Thursday. A COVID-19 testing site remains in operation in West Melbourne from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Field of Dreams Park.
Hours of operation Wednesday at Kiwanis Island Park are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours of operation for the new Rockledge City Center site opening Friday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
COVID-19 testing is available for all ages. Monoclonal therapy is for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or considered high risk if infected and weight at least 88 pounds or more.
Appointments for monoclonal therapy can be made at www.patientportalfl.com and walk-ups are still being accepted.
Testing and monoclonal antibody treatments are available at no cost to patients, though insurance information will be requested.
Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. According to treatment guidelines, they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis.