COVID-19 Testing Sites
In this new phase, keeping yourself and others safe is priority. If you’re concerned about non-emergency COVID-19 symptoms, you can locate a testing facility using the following resources:
- Guidewell Emergency Doctors, an in-network provider under most Florida Blue plans, serves locations in Winter Park, Orlando and Ocoee
- Sanitas, an in-network provider under most Florida Blue plans, serves locations in Central, South and West Florida
- Florida State Supported Testing Sites Directory
- Search Google Maps for “COVID Testing Near Me"
Be sure to call the testing location first. You may need to make an appointment or follow certain precautions upon arrival.
Please note: It generally takes seven to 14 days to receive a result. While you wait, please stay home, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently and call your doctor if your condition worsens.
Antibody (Serology) Testing
What is an antibody test? It checks to see if your immune system has produced antibodies to COVID-19, even if you never showed symptoms of the virus. It does not check for an active COVID-19 infection. If the test is positive, it means you may have been exposed to the virus and developed antibodies. However, having the antibodies doesn’t mean you’re immune to COVID-19 or future coronavirus infections.
People who recover from COVID-19 have antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood. Blood plasma, called convalescent plasma, collected from these individuals is being used to treat patients who are ill due to COVID-19.
Florida Blue will cover an FDA-approved antibody test if your doctor has seen you and believes there’s a medical reason for the test. The doctor must include the reason for the test and the results in your medical record. The test is $0 cost share for members. Please be aware that if your employer is requesting the antibody test, it is not covered under your health plan.
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