The Marion County Department of Health announced today that due to reduced demand for COVID-19 testing, several Ocala locations are no longer offering free drive-through testing.
According to the press release, Statlab Mobile, a COVID-19 mobile clinical testing service, will no longer offer free drive-through testing at the Florida Agricultural Center and Horse Park in Ocala.
Testing also ended at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala on October 11.
Marion County Department of Health Administrator Mark Lander said, “We want to thank Statlab Mobile, the Florida Horse Park, and the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion for partnering with us, and helping ensure Marion County residents had multiple opportunities for testing during the pandemic. Such partnerships have been invaluable in our efforts to provide Marion County residents with rapid, responsive COVID-19 testing.”
CovidTestFL, a COVID-19 mobile clinical testing service, continues to provide extended-hours testing opportunities in Marion County. For more information, visit their website or call 866-826-8430.
Additionally, testing can be done at private labs, physicians’ offices, pharmacies and walk-in clinics throughout Marion County.
The Department of Health provides walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at its main office (1801 SE 32nd Avenue in Ocala). Appointments are also available at the main office Monday through Friday.
To make a vaccination appointment, visit the Department of Health website. Walk-ins are also available. For more information, call the Department of Health at 352-644-2590.