Pancare to begin testing for COVID-19 in Jackson County

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Starting on Thursday, Pancare Health will begin conducting COVID-19 tests in Jackson County.

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.

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

Step 3: Conduct a phone screening.

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 Health will screen and schedule testing in accordance with the following CDC priorities for testing patients with suspected COVID-19 infection.

COVID-19 Symptoms: Fever, Cough, and Shortness of Breath

PRIORITY 1

  • Hospitalized patients
  • Symptomatic healthcare workers

PRIORITY 2

  • Patients in long-term care facilities with symptoms
  • Patients 65 years of age and older with symptoms
  • Patients with underlying conditions with symptoms
  • First responders with symptoms

PRIORITY 3

  • Critical infrastructure workers with symptoms
  • Individuals who do not meet any of the above categories with symptoms
  • Health care workers and first responders
  • Individuals with mild symptoms in communities experiencing high COVID-19 hospitalizations

NON-PRIORITY

  • Individuals without symptoms

The COVID-19 response line team is available at (850) 215-4181 Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm to conduct phone screenings.

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