PanCare Health to begin conducting COVID-19 testing in Bay County on Monday

Florida Coronavirus News

PANAMA CITY, FLA. (WMBB)—  PanCare Health will begin conducting COVID-19 testing in Bay County on Monday, March 23. PanCare Health clinics do not have testing kits on-site.

Testing is only being conducted at an off-site location; if you go to a PanCare Health clinic for testing, you will be turned away and asked to complete the 4-step process outlined below. 

Testing will only be performed on people who meet the current CDC criteria for testing. 

If a person is exhibiting symptoms of acute lower respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and meets one or more of the following criteria for testing:

  1. Persons who have had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case
  2. Persons hospitalized with acute lower respiratory illness of unknown origin
  3. History of travel to or from an affected geographic area with widespread community transmission
  4. History of international travel or a cruise
  5. ≥65 with chronic health conditions
  6. Immunocompromised persons

To qualify for testing, you must complete all of the 4 following steps, or you will be turned away at the testing site.

Step 1: Exhibit symptoms and meet the criteria as stated above.

Step 2: Call the PanCare COVID-19 response line at (850) 215-4181.

Step 3: Conduct an over the phone screening to ensure CDC criteria has been met.

Step 4: Upon qualifying for testing, you will be assigned a unique id number and given an appointment date and time. You must present this id number at your appointment with your photo id when you arrive at the off-site testing location.

PanCare’s COVID-19 response line team is available at (850) 215-4181 Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to conduct phone screenings.

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