90 tested for COVID-19 at Pancare mobile site

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Pancare of Florida has tested around 90 people for COVID-19.

Pancare opened a testing site in Panama City on Monday to test locals for COVID-19, (WJHG/WECP)

The drive through testing site opened on Monday, and so far 90 people have been tested for COVID-19.

To get tested, a patient has to set up an appointment before they come to the site.

To get the appointment, you should be experiencing a cough, shortness of breath and a fever.

Then on site, the staff will test for Flu A and B and strep throat, the results will be processed immediately in an onsite mobile unit.

You will also have a Telehealth encounter with a medical professional.

If the results come back negative for both tests, then you'll be tested for coronavirus.

"We will be out here until we don't need to be out here anymore," said Pancare of Florida Marketing Coordinator Ashley Kelley. "So we've set up tents; we actually started with one tent here, but we've had such a big response that we've added two tents to try to make the flow quicker. It usually takes about 20 minutes for the entire process once you start at the first station," she added.

Staff at the testing site tells us it takes four to seven days for results to come back; they're expecting to see some in the next couple of days.

The testing is free for those who don't have insurance; however, if you do have health insurance, Pancare will bill your insurance company for you.

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