This discussion page is for COVID-19 testing information.

🧪 Orange County Testing Sites
Free COVID-19 testing sites are open throughout the County. Please note that appointments are required at most locations. Click here for more information or to find a testing location near you. 

🧪AdventHealth COVID-19 Testing Sites – AdventHealth will continue to operate community drive-up testing sites throughout Central Florida, and testing continues in hospitals and Centra Care locations. Altogether, AdventHealth has tested more than 51,000 people in Central Florida for COVID-19. This week we launched two new testing sites including Posner Park in Davenport and Flagler County Daytona State College. For a complete list of our testing sites and to book your appointment, please visit The tests will be available to anyone who meets the criteria for testing, as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A doctor’s order is not required for testing.

🧪Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Starts Wednesday, April 29 in Lake Nona 

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open in Lake Nona through a partnership between the UCF College of Medicine, Aventus Health & Tavistock. Testing is by appointment only for people across the community, and patients must have a test order from a physician. Testing is covered by insurance, however those without insurance can get a free test through federal assistance.
Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the parking lot behind UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center, 6400 Sanger Road, Orlando FL 32827. Appointments may end before 5 if the 250 daily appointments are filled earlier. 
Public health officials say that more widespread testing is key in getting our community, state and nation back to “normal.” Screening those who show symptoms allows us to identify and treat those who are ill, identify those they came in contact with and tell them they must isolate to stop further spread.  

COVID-19 symptoms include:  

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you wish to be tested, follow these steps:

  • If you have an order for a test from your healthcare provider: Call Aventus Health directly to schedule a testing appointment: 407-986-0133.
  • If you are a patient at UCF Health -- the College of Medicine’s physician practice -- or are a UCF employee: Contact UCF Health to obtain an order for a test by calling: 407-266-3627
  • If you need to speak to a physician about getting a test: Get in touch with Aventus Health directly by calling: 855-282-4860

After the patient has been screened by a provider, Aventus will reach out to complete all necessary paperwork, including insurance coverage and schedule an appointment for testing. Upon arrival during a scheduled time, individuals will drive through and receive the testing with a swab designated specifically for them. Following the 10-minute test, they’ll receive results in 24 to 48 hours.

🧪 Lake Nona residents and entrepreneurs, who are part of the MicroGen DX team, are developing their own coronavirus test to help with the shortages. Read more here.

🧪 AdventHealth announced they opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the Mall at Millenia.

Do you have information we should share? Let us know.