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Jacksonville announces additional funding for COVID-19 testing sites

Mayor says funding will allow sites to continue to operate through the summer

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville on Tuesday announced additional funding for COVID-19 testing sites.

The announcement comes as sites have seen an increased demand for testing amid a surge in coronavirus cases due to the highly contagious omicron variant.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said location hours will remain the same, but the additional funding will allow sites to stay in operation through the summer.

“It is crucial that citizens have the opportunity to access testing to help fight the spread of COVID-19,” Curry said.

Agape Family Health and Telescope Health, which have previously managed testing sites for the city, will continue to operate these three locations:

Lane Wiley Senior Center

  • Address: 6710 Wiley Road 32210
  • Testing (PCR testing only): Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Vaccines (includes pediatrics and boosters): Seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Clanzel T. Brown Community Center

  • Address: 4545 Moncrief Road 32209
  • Testing (PCR testing only): Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Vaccines (includes pediatrics and boosters): Seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beaches location (former Kmart shopping center)

  • Address: 540 Atlantic Blvd. 32266
  • Rapid and PCR testing: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The city also provides the following locations for testing and vaccines that are operated by the Florida Department of Health in Duval County:

Emmett Reed Community Center

  • Address: 1093 W. 6th St. 32209
  • Testing and vaccines (PCR testing, vaccines for pediatrics and boosters): Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cuba Hunter Community Center

  • Address: 4380 Bedford Road 32207
  • Testing and vaccines (PCR testing, vaccines for pediatrics and boosters): Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you need to get tested, News4JAX has compiled a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Northeast Florida. To find additional testing, as well as vaccination, locations in Jacksonville, visit www.JaxReady.com.