March 18, 2020 – Cleveland Clinic Florida announced today that it has begun scheduling appointments for drive-through testing for COVID-19 in Weston, and will start testing patients with scheduled appointments on Thursday, March 19th. Testing for COVID-19 will take place at Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Krupa Center, 3250 Meridian Parkway in Weston, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health has already begun drive-through coronavirus testing on an appointment-only basis at its downtown Stuart location for those who meet federal and state criteria. 
 
“I’m proud of the work our team has done to develop drive-through testing sites quickly and efficiently in response to the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Wael Barsoum, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Florida. “As a leading healthcare provider in Florida, it is our obligation to develop innovative treatments and solutions to protect our community, and I’m confident this will make a significant impact in ensuring the health and safety of our South Florida residents.”  
 
Only patients with appointments will be scheduled for drive-through testing for COVID-19 in Weston. To receive an appointment, patients are advised to call the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at 954.659.5951. Callers will be screened by a nurse who will determine whether they meet testing criteria. Patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 testing will be given an appointment and directed to the testing location. 
 
Patients who come to the testing location without an appointment will be given instructions to contact Cleveland Clinic’s call center to connect with a nurse to be screened and evaluated for a drive-through testing appointment, if they meet criteria for testing.
 
Patients will not have to pay out-of-pocket costs for testing. Insurances will be billed and there will no co-pays or deductibles. At this time, tests will be sent to a commercial lab. Result times can vary and may take up to 5 days to be completed. 
 
Cleveland Clinic Florida is in the process of expanding the availability of drive-through testing to include other locations across the region. More information will be provided as it becomes available. 
 
About Cleveland Clinic Weston 
Cleveland Clinic Weston, part of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region, is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Weston has more than 250 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region now includes Cleveland Clinic Indian River and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and has hospitals and outpatient centers in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The Florida region is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.