For questions about COVID-19 in Brevard County: Call the Brevard Helpline by dialing 2-1-1 between 8 AM and 6 PM. You can also visit the 2-1-1 website for more resources and additional testing options.
State Operated COVID-19 Testing Site at EFSC’s Palm Bay Campus
Updated January 11, 2021 - A drive-through, no-appointment-required, free COVID-19 testing site is available at the Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay Campus. The Palm Bay site is currently just for testing and there are no vaccine services at this site. (For the latest consolidated information on COVID vaccine availability and appointments, click to visit the 211 Brevard vaccine information web page which includes details and links for the Brevard Health Dept., Health First and Omni Healthcare options).
The Palm Bay campus COVID-19 testing site is open to all ages with parental consent. Testing is available seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. regardless of symptoms, with an "express lane" for those with symptoms.
The free test site is drive-through only. Please limit passengers in the vehicle to those who are being tested, and no more than five people. An ID is not required but it will speed up the registration process. Insurance information will be requested but is not required as there is no co-pay or fee.
The site is located at Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus, 250 Community College Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32909 (enter at San Filippo Drive SE at Manchester Circle).
Individuals being tested will not be permitted to exit their vehicle. A prescription is not required to receive a test. The test will be a nasal swab. Once samples are collected, they will be sent to a commercial lab for testing and results will be provided as soon as they are available. In addition to the regular test sent for processing, a rapid antigen test with results in as soon as 15 minutes is now available.
View more information about what to expect when coming to the drive-through site.
Days and hours are subject to change based on weather conditions and other circumstances. Click for the state of Florida's testing site schedule updates page.
The site supports testing for Brevard County residents, as well as those who live outside Brevard County. People with questions about the testing center or other COVID-19 impacts can call Brevard County's free community helpline by dialing 211 or 321-632-6688. You can also visit the 211 website for more information, additional testing options and resources.
The site was created through a partnership between Brevard County, the City of Palm
Bay, Eastern Florida State College, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM),
the Florida Department of Health, and the Florida National Guard.
View more information regarding Brevard County Emergency Management's COVID-19 response.
For more information regarding the state's COVID-19 response, visit the FDEM website.
For more information regarding COVID-19 in Florida, please visit the Florida Department of Health website.