WEST PALM BEACH, FL- In the midst of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) continues to provide high quality and affordable routine healthcare to our community in a safe environment while working to decrease the further spread of this newly prevalent disease.

In an effort to support our patients and community, starting Tuesday, March 24, FCHC will begin Drive Thru testing for COVID-19 by appointment only. Those with the associated risk factors and symptoms of COVID-19 may be screened and evaluated by FCHC staff for testing.

Coronavirus symptoms include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath

Risk factors consist of ONE or MORE of the following:

·         Close contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case

·         Travel to or from a Coronavirus affected area

·         Recent history of international travel or cruise

·         Age 65+ with chronic conditions

·         Weakened immune system

If anyone is experiencing the symptoms outlined above and has risk factors for COVID 19, they are encouraged to call one of the FCHC locations below to setup an appointment for screening, evaluation, and testing. Telehealth appointments are also available.

“At FCHC we are passionately committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients and members of the communities that we serve. We are honored to stand on the frontline in the battle against COVID 19 and welcome everyone, regardless of their insurance status, financial status, or language. Before birth and beyond, let our family take care of yours.” said Wilhelmina Lewis, MD, President and CEO.

The FCHC Centers Drive Thru testing will be at the following locations:

Fort Pierce Center (beginning March 24)

Address: 1505 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 | Phone: (772) 461-1402

Clewiston Center (beginning March 25)

Address: 315 South W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 | Phone: (863) 983-7813

Indiantown Center (beginning March 26)

Address: 15858 S.W. Warfield Blvd., Indiantown, FL 34956 | Phone: (772) 597-3596

Dr. Fred Brown Children’s Health Center (beginning March 30)

Address: 2015 US-441 Okeechobee, USA FL 34972 | Phone: (863) 763-1951

Port St. Lucie Children’s Health Center (beginning March 31)

Address: 1701 S.E. Hillmoor Drive, Suite 19, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 | Phone: (772) 335-8455

Saturday testing will be available at some sites.

About Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.

Since 1976, Florida Community Health Centers Inc. (FCHC) has been considered a leader in Florida’s health care services. Pediatric, Adult, Dental, OBGYN, Behavioral Health, Care Management, and Benefit Enrollment services are provided through a network of health centers surrounding Lake Okeechobee in South-Central Florida. FCHC is Joint Commission Accredited and recognized by NCQA as a Patient Centered Medical Home. FCHC has service delivery sites in Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Stuart, with FCHC’s Corporate Office centrally located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Visit www.fchcinc.org for additional information or LIKE us on Facebook.