Raymond James Stadium Testing Site Information

Testing & If You’re Sick

 

 

Pre-screening / Pre-registration Call Center Status

Residents that want to be tested should call (813) 272-5900. Insurance is not required. The call center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health experts believe the COVID-19 virus spreads from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (see CDC guidelines). When an infected person coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. It may also spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, so it is important to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on a daily basis or more often depending on circumstances.

COVID-19 Symptoms include:

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

 

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

Getting Tested

Hillsborough County is doing limited drive-thru testing.

Residents that want to be tested should call (813) 272-5900. Insurance is not required. The call center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Testing will take place at one of the County’s testing sites. However, testing will not proceed without an appointment.

Testing Locations

Location Appointment Required Drive-Thru Testing Walk-Up Testing
Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa Yes Yes X
Lee Davis Community Resource Center, 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa Yes Yes Yes
Plant City Community Resource Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Plant City Yes Yes Yes
SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin Yes Yes Yes

Pre-Screening and Pre-Registration Are Required:

  • Residents may get tested if they have been pre-screened.
  • Residents also must be pre-registered through the Hillsborough County call center at (813) 272-5900, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • People who do not have a designated primary care physician or are uninsured are eligible for pre-screening and pre-registration through the call center.
  • There is no charge for the test administered at Hillsborough County locations.
  • Should a test be scheduled for you, you will be informed of time, date, and testing location during this call.

What to Bring:

  • You must arrive in a personal vehicle. Due to the increased risk of contamination as well as current shortages of personal protective equipment, walk-ups are not permitted at this time.
  • Each person to be tested must be seated next to a working window.
  • Limit vehicle passengers to those needing a test.
  • Have a photo ID with name and date of birth for all persons being tested (can be Florida driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport).
  • Bring the CORRECT confirmation code provided by the call center; this can be a printed copy of the testing confirmation email received from the call center, a screen-shot of the confirmation number, or the code may be provided verbally. A printed code or screen-shot on the phone helps the process, but is not required.

You will be required to provide the following information:

  1. Full name
  2. Current address (where you are staying)
  3. Best phone number to reach you in order to receive test results

What to Expect:

  • You will be greeted by a health care provider in personal protective gear who will give you instructions.
  • A minimally invasive test will be administered.
  • Do NOT eat for two hours prior to your appointment time.
  • Test results are not immediate. It may take 10 days or longer for results. After taking the test, you will be given information on what to do while you await the results.
  • You will receive test results via the telephone number you gave at the time of pre-screening.
  • Please be patient – calling back to check on your results will not expedite the process.

Testing sites are staffed by health care professionals in medical protective gear who are trained to test for COVID-19 coronavirus. Directional signage and law enforcement will help residents through the testing site in an orderly fashion.

If You’re Sick

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home.

Here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • Do not leave, except to get medical care
  • Do not visit public areas
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency
  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day

For more detailed information and guidelines for what to do when you are sick, visit the CDC website.

 

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