Hillsborough County – Hillsborough County opens third free COVID-19 testing site at HCC Brandon


COVID-19 Coronavirus Update # 357

Hillsborough County, Florida (January 9, 2022)– Hillsborough County opens third location for residents to receive free COVID-19 tests.

Starting Monday, January 10, the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College, 10451 Nancy Watkins Dr., Tampa, FL 33619, will open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for residents who wish to receive a free COVID-19 test. This is a drive-thru site and no appointment is necessary.

The entrance to the Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus COVID-19 testing site is on East Columbus Drive. Visitors will not be able to access the test site using Nancy Watkins Drive. Only the East Columbus Drive entrance gives access to the test site.

It is one of three sites Hillsborough County has opened that offers COVID-19 testing. To minimize congestion before sites open and to account for residents living in neighborhoods, the Hillsborough County Emergency Management Office is asking the public not to visit county COVID-19 testing sites before the sites open at 9 a.m. Staff from each county on the site will open the front door at 9 a.m. and begin receiving guests at that time.

Residents can also get tested for COVID-19 at Progress Village Park, 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619. This is a COVID-19 testing site open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Additionally, the West Tampa Community Resource Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607, remains open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a walk-in site that offers free COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, Pfizer pediatric vaccines, reminders for those who are eligible, and treatment with monoclonal antibody therapy.

At the West Tampa Community Resource Center site, no appointment is necessary for most services. Residents who want treatment with monoclonal antibody therapy should make an appointment. Residents can make an appointment at patientportalfl.com.

Children aged 5 to 11 accompanied by their parent or legal guardian can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine at the West Tampa Community Resource Center site. The child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to verbally confirm the child’s age.

For all services, proof of medical insurance is recommended and must be presented at time of visit. People without medical insurance will still be tested, vaccinated or receive free monoclonal antibody treatment.

There are many other places in the county, including local pharmacies, that offer COVID-19 tests and vaccinations. For information, visitHCFLGov.net/COVID19WhereVaccines.gov.

Be connected. Stay alert.

For more information on COVID-19 and any other potential emergencies in the county, visitHCFLGov.net/StaySafeand sign up for the HCFL alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor for updates. Residents without digital access are encouraged to call (813) 272-5900, the county’s main information line, for more information.


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