Miami, Florida- Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) will no longer offer drive though COVID-19 testing in Florida City. But, CHI will continue to do drive through COVID-19 testing in Homestead and Marathon.  The non-profit organization was the first to provide drive through Coronavirus testing in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

“We need to maximize our resources to best serve our community,” said Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., President/CEO of CHI. “We are now looking at what the next phase of COVID-19 testing and treatment will look like for the organization and have made great strides to implement telehealth to ensure continued access to healthcare for everyone.”

CHI’s COVID-19 testing continues to be free for those who meet the testing criteria:

They have recently traveled to any of the high-risk countries or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. In addition, they might be experiencing the following symptoms: fever, cough or shortness of breath.

Drive through testing for CHI’s two locations is as follows:

  • Martin Luther King/Clinica Campesina Health Center Campus 74 SW 6th Ave., Homestead, FL 33030 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No need to call first for this testing location and no appointment necessary)
  • CHI Marathon Health Center 2805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Must be a resident of Monroe County and meet testing criteria. For an appointment, call 305-216-2107 or email [email protected]

The organization’s health centers remain open and serving patients throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. But for those who want to stay home, CHI has implemented telehealth services so that patients can see the doctor via video or telephonically while in the comfort and safety of their own home. CHI is offering the following services via telehealth: primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health for adults and children, urgent care, limited OB/GYN and dental services. In addition, CHI’s pharmacy delivers medications to the patient’s home.

Most insurances are accepted for telehealth, and CHI offers a sliding fee income-based scale for patients who are uninsured

According to Baptist Health South Florida, tens of thousands of South Floridians have tapped into Baptist Health Care On Demand, using the smartphone app by the same name, and had a virtual visit with a provider. 

Many of the urgent care services Baptist Health offers in-person are now available virtually through our telehealth app. Beyond coronavirus, our online doctors can treat a range of conditions — everything from allergies to headaches, sore throat, pink-eye, UTIs, cold sores, rashes, sprains, strains, back pain and more.

Baptist Health will continue to offer free urgent care visits on the app through the end of May. Please use coupon code CARE19 when having a visit. Baptist is encouraging patients to share this free care code with friends and family.

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