PanCare Health Opens COVID-19 testing facility in Eastpoint

PanCare Health will begin conducting COVID-19 testing in Eastpoint (Franklin County) on Wednesday, April 15. To be screened for testing, contact our COVID-19 response line team at (850) 215-4181 Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm. Response line hours differ from testing site hours; if a person qualifies for testing, they will be given an appointment date and time, as well as the testing site location.

Weems Memorial hospital and the two medical clinics also administer the tests with a doctor’s order. However, according to Weems Interim CEO David Walker, Weems would prefer to steer individuals to the mobile testing site unless they present with illness because Pancare features a drive-thru site to ensure additional precautions. The Weems network will continue to test those persons that exhibit symptoms for which hospitalization is required, Walker said.

CDC guidelines have changed; anyone exhibiting symptoms is encouraged to call our response line, PanCare Health will be screening persons and scheduling appointments based on the following priorities:
Priority 1:
∙ Healthcare facility workers with symptoms

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
∙ Healthcare facility workers and first responders
∙ Individuals with mild symptoms in communities experiencing high numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations

To qualify for testing, you must complete all of the four following steps.
Step 1: Exhibit symptoms (e.g., fever ≥ 100.4 f, cough, and shortness of breath).
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.