City of Jacksonville Funded Drive Thru Test Site
Thanks to additional funding and the continued support from the City of Jacksonville, Telescope Health will continue to provide FREE PCR and Rapid testing at the Neptune Beach Testing Site. There is currently no wait for testing throughout the day. We will continue to work in partnership with the City of Jacksonville to serve and meet the testing needs of our community.
With the scarcity of COVID-19 testing appointments in the city, Telescope Health has established a COVID-19 Testing Site with funding from the City of Jacksonville in Neptune Beach, located at 450 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (next to the former Kmart). Offering both Rapid and PCR Tests.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
- Open from 7am until we reach capacity for the day; Monday thru Friday
- Providing a choice of Rapid Antigen and PCR COVID Testing
- No out of pocket charge
- Drive-thru testing only
- No appointment is necessary
- Available for ages 3 years old and up
- If you are insured, you must bring a copy of your insurance card for PCR Test*
- If uninsured, you will be required to provide your social security number**
You MUST preregister before arrival
*insured PCR lab fees will be submitted by our lab partner to insurance providers at no cost to the patient
**uninsured PCR lab fees will be submitted by our lab partner to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for reimbursement
COVID-19 Symptoms for 5 days or less = Rapid Antigen
No symptoms, recent exposure, or symptoms for longer than 5 days = PCR
You may qualify for both tests. Our technicians will guide you through the selection process.
Where do I go for this test?
In order to have a great flow of traffic please enter through the right of the building (former Lucky’s Supermarket) where the Neptune Beach Police are directing. You will follow the line behind the buildings before being tested.
What rapid test do you use?
We use the Sofia 2 Quidel. More information from the FDA regarding this test can be found here.
I haven’t received my results yet. What should I do?
Check your email. If you have not received your PCR results by 72 hours, please call us at 904-373-5304. We strive to provide you with a text within 4 hours of your Rapid Test.
Are you closed on any upcoming Holidays?
We are open Monday thru Friday starting at 7am with the exception of the following City and State observed days:
- November 25th
- December 24th
- December 31th
Can I talk to someone about my symptoms?
Yes. Telescope Health providers will see you 24/7. Our virtual visits are $69 and may be covered by your insurance. Go here to start:
How will I be notified of my results?
We will email and text your rapid results to you
PCR test results will be available through your Quest portal. Instructions can be found here.
The performance data in the Package Insert for Sofia SARS Antigen FIA has a percent positive agreement (PPA) of 96.7% with RT-PCR using direct nasal swabs. The clinical samples were all collected from patients with symptom onset of 7 days or less.