Lakeland, FL – Starting next week, Lakeland Regional Health will be relocating its much-needed Drive-Thru Testing Center and Respiratory Care Center to continue providing integral COVID-19 care to the community.
Effective June 22, 2020, the Drive-Thru Testing Center will begin testing patients in Parking Lot N13 just north of the Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Campus, moving from the RP Funding Center. This parking lot is located west of the Family Health Center, off of Morrell Drive and West Lane. The Drive-Thru Testing Center has seen more than 2,450 patients since opening on April 20, 2020.
Effective June 23, 2020, the Respiratory Care Center will begin seeing patients at 320 Parkview Place, across the street from the Main Emergency Department at the Medical Center. The Respiratory Care Center has offered evaluation, X-rays, testing and/or treatment since opening on April 13, 2020 at our Pablo Campus. To allow the Respiratory Care Center to open, more than two dozen providers
relocated their practices. Moving the Respiratory Care Center to a new location will allow Specialty Care and Imaging Services to resume at the Pablo Campus on June 29, following a deep cleaning of the three-story building.
“Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to be able to serve our community with a variety of integral testing options during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO Elect. “We are so grateful to the City of Lakeland for providing the location to allow us to quickly, conveniently and safely perform Drive-Thru Testing for our residents these last two months. Both our Drive-Thru Testing Center and our Respiratory Care Center continue to provide necessary services for our community, and we look forward to continuing to offer these testing options in new settings.”
Relocating the Drive-Thru Testing Center will allow the RP Funding Center to move forward with reopening plans during the next phase of the state’s recovery. In addition, during inclement weather, testing can now be easily transferred from the Drive-Thru Testing Center to the Respiratory Care Center, as the two will be in close proximity to each other.
Increased demand for testing prompted the Drive-Thru Testing Center to expand its hours of operation to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at its new location. Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Drive-Thru Testing Center as well as information about scheduling an appointment here.
The Respiratory Care Center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday at its new location. Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Respiratory Care Center here. Call 863.284.5000 to make an appointment; walk-ins welcome.
Those needing a doctor’s order for testing can use Lakeland Regional Health’s convenient COVID-19
Telehealth Service, accessible here by using “LRH” as the special Service Key when prompted.