May 5, 2020  – Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is proud to offer free walk-up COVID-19 testing on Monday May 11, 2020 from 11am to 1pm at the Fredrick Douglas Community Center Gym, 111 Olivia Street, Key West, FL 33040. CHI was the first to offer drive through COVID-19 testing in the Keys and South Florida, and to date it has screened more than 5,400 people and tested more than 2,000.  CHI continues to lay the groundwork for a new health center to service the people of Key West in Bahama Village.
“CHI has been caring for the Keys for decades with our centers in Marathon and Tavernier and we continue to expand our services to include Key West,” said Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., President and CEO of CHI. “We want the people of Key West to know that we will become a comprehensive medical home for them. That commitment begins with COVID-19 testing, telehealth and outreach services even before we open the center in Bahama Village.”
Key West Mayor, Teri Johnston said the city is eager to have compassionate, quality care during this dire time. 
“We are pleased to welcome CHI into our community and grateful that they will be providing COVID-19 testing to our residents,” said Mayor Johnston. “But beyond this, we look forward to the addition of much needed primary care and behavioral health services at the new health center.”
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. 
COVID-19 testing for CHI’s three locations is as follows:
Fredrick Douglas Community Center Gym, 111 Olivia Street, Key West, FL 33040 on May 11, 2020 from 11am to 1pm. Walk-up. Must be a resident of Monroe County, have ID and meet testing criteria. (No need to call first for this testing location and no appointment necessary) If you do not meet criteria, CHI is offering a telehealth consult and follow up testing for antibodies, for those that register on site and become a CHI patient.  
CHI Marathon Health Center 2805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 every Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm Drive-through BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Must be a resident of Monroe County and meet testing criteria. Call first (305)216-2107 or email
Martin Luther King/Clinica Campesina Health Center Campus 74 SW 6th Ave., Homestead, FL 33030 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm. Drive-through (No need to call first for this testing location and no appointment necessary)
The organization’s health centers remain open and serving patients throughout Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties. But in an effort to keep people at 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, limited OB/GYN and dental services. Most insurances are accepted, and CHI offers a sliding fee income-based scale for patients who are uninsured. Just call (786)272-2100 for a telehealth appointment.
Since 1971, CHI has been a beacon of hope providing access to high quality healthcare for all regardless of insurance status, income level or background. The non-profit federally qualified health center offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, urgent care, behavioral health, vision, radiology, pharmacy, transportation and more. CHI has 11 health centers and 35 school-based sites. CHI is a recipient of the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and is also accredited as a patient centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. CHI is also designated as a behavioral health medical home. In addition, CHI is home to the Brodes H. Hartley Jr., Teaching Health Center, training the next generation of doctors in family medicine and psychiatry. CHI intends to break ground in 2020 on the first Children’s Crisis Center in southern Miami-Dade County this month. It will service kids with severe behavioral health problems from Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties.