Hospitals & Private Care Physicians
HOSPITALS AND PRIVATE CARE PHYSICIANS
Hospitals and private care physicians have policies and procedures in place for this type of event. The local hospitals have prepared for an influx of patients if needed. If a doctor suspects a case of COVID-19, they know to immediately notify their infection control program and the health department. Please do not show up to the Health Department locations in Monroe County. You must first see your medical health professional where he or she will determine if you meet the criteria to be tested. The health department will then be contacted by the health professional if the patient meets the criteria for testing at the state lab.
Phone: (305) 434-3000
Phone: (305) 743-5533
Lower Keys Medical Center
Phone: (305) 294-5531
Testing is available at the discretion of a doctor.
- CDC guidelines for testing: https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2020/han00429.asp
- To view the breakdown of confirmed counties, visit www.flhealth.gov/covid-19.
- Under “Review case, monitoring and PUI information on the latest COVID-19 Daily Report” Click “See the Report.” This report is updated twice per day
Fake COVID-19 Test Kits
Fake COVID-19 test kits containing toxic substances are being shipped globally. Fake test kits were labeled “CoronaVirus 2019nconv (COVID-19)” and “Virus1 Test Kit.” Sheriff Rick Ramsay urges all residents to NOT BUY test kits online or through anyone or organization other than your direct healthcare professional.
Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is testing for Coronavirus COVID-19 in Monroe County. Testing will only be for Monroe County residents who meet the criteria for testing. Those with severe symptoms should go to the emergency department. Testing will be held this Saturday, March 28 by screening and appointment only from 11:30 a.m. to l2:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 305-216-2107 or emailing keyscovidI9@chisouthfl.org. The Drive-In Testing was only done on Monday.
- Monroe County Fire Rescue will transport life-threatening situations to the mainland regardless of COVID-19. As with any communicable disease, Monroe County Fire Rescue has the policies and procedures in place to protect themselves and sterilize to protect future patients.