Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at C.B. Smith Park
COVID-19 Test Collection Site Reservation Line
A new telephone pre-registration process has been established to reduce wait time at the C.B. Smith Park COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Collection site.
People will be able to complete the crucial criteria screening and provide demographical information ahead of time on the phone, which is required in order to get tested at the park.
Hours of Reservation Line
Call 954-276-4680, 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, to pre-register.
- Every person who wants to be tested at this site must be pre-registered. The pre-registration process will optimize capacity and make the entire process as efficient as possible.
- Everyone who calls to register – and meets the criteria for testing – will be provided a confirmation number, and a pre-packet will be waiting at the park for them.
- If multiple individuals are coming in one car, each individual must be pre-registered.
- Must bring identification.
Who Should Call to Register?
Anyone meeting the following criteria:
- First responders: (essential personnel) police, fire-rescue and hospital workers who are symptomatic.
- 65 years or older with chronic conditions and symptomatic.
- Individuals who meet the testing criteria: symptomatic, have travelled internationally by cruise or air or from an affected geographical area.
- Immune compromised and symptomatic.
- Patients who are not ill should not come to the testing site.
- If the person does not meet the criteria, they will be directed to the exit.
Please note that if you are asymptomatic, or just feeling mild flu-like symptoms and are not in a high-risk category, do not come to the testing site. Stay home, self-isolate, and rest.
You may also consult with your physician or use telehealth to consult a doctor about your symptoms or go to your nearest emergency room if you are in severe distress.
What to Expect at the Park
- People must have their ID ready to show upon arrival.
- The registrant’s name will be verified with the pre-packet.
- Once registrant is verified, the Florida National Guard will provide additional direction.
- There is no medical treatment available at the site. It’s strictly for test collection.
- People who meet the criteria and need to be tested should enter the park via the intersection of Flamingo Road and Johnson Street, and they will be routed through the park to the screening station.
- The test site is drive-thru only not equipped to assist pedestrians, bikers and will not be allowed to enter.
- You must be in a vehicle.
- It’s recommended that you have enough fuel for expected delay of 2 hours or more.
- Nurses, wearing personal protective equipment, will screen through prospective patients.
- If the person meets the above criteria, the nurse will provide a placard in the windshield for the patient to continue to the testing tents.
At the Testing Station
- Once the patient arrives to the testing area.
- A medic wearing a Tyvek suit will collect a sample with the swab of the nostril.
- A service member will be responsible for writing the information from the patient’s placard to the bio-hazard bag, and another will collect the sample and place it in the bag.
Obtaining Test Results
- After the sample is in the bio-hazard bag, it will be refrigerated until it is shipped to a vendor for examination.
- Within three to four days, Memorial Healthcare System clinical teams will notify all registrants of positive and negative results by phone.
- The Florida Department of Health will follow up with instructions to patients with positive results.
- Registrants who provided an e-mail address during registration will receive links to register to Memorial My Chart or to Quest Laboratory to receive results electronically.
The establishment of the drive-thru operation is part of Governor Ron DeSantis's initiative to extend COVID-19 testing in Florida. The CB Smith Park testing operation is a multiagency effort and includes support from: Broward County Parks and Recreation, Broward Emergency Management, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Florida Department of Health, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida National Guard, Memorial Healthcare System, Pembroke Pines Police Department, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue and Quest Diagnostics.