Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and need to know how to proceed? Use the self-checker found on the CDC’s COVID-19 website to check your symptoms and discover the next steps you should take.
Brevard County is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing at these sites with the following criteria. You MUST call ahead and schedule an appointment if you fit the criteria.
- Florida Department of Health: North, Central & South Brevard Locations
- Those 65 or older with symptoms, those with underlying conditions and symptoms, First responders with symptoms, and patients in long-term care with symptoms.
- To schedule an appointment, call 321-454-7141. The DOH testing is free of charge.
- Health First Medical Group Gateway location (1223 Gateway Drive, Melbourne)
- All first responders who serve Brevard County residents.
- First responders do not need to meet any testing criteria to receive a test.
- Monday through Friday, 8:30a-4:30p
- First responders must first call Health First’s Centralized Scheduling office at (321) 434-3131 to be scheduled for a drive-up appointment and will be required to show identification and credentials to receive the test.
- No charge
If you are exhibiting symptoms, or have questions about COVID-19, please contact The Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline (available 24/7) at 1-888-779-6121 or reach out via email at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way Community Assistance Resources
To assist Brevard’s individuals and families impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Brevard is providing information and resources available to help you and your family. Along with several other local foundations, United Way is launching the Brevard COVID-19 Response Fund. United Way of Brevard has authorized $50,000 from our emergency fund to aid in recovery efforts. 211 Brevard is taking calls from those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
IF YOU NEED HELP:
The 211 Helpline is available 24/7 to connect you with resources for food, mental health, legal support and more. Those in need of help can dial 2-1-1 or 321-632-6688.
For more information on the United Way of Brevard COVID-19 Community Resources, visit their website.
Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs Including SNAP
- To apply for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (TANF) or Medicaid, individuals should go to https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
- Clients logging in to the ACCESS Self-Service Portal should go to https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
- Customers are required to complete an interview to receive benefits. Customers should call 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323 (TTY 1-800-955-8771) to complete an interview telephonically.
- Customers can order an EBT card, get information about EBT transactions, or report an EBT card as lost or stolen at https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or by calling 1-888-356-3281.
- If you have trouble understanding English or need help communicating with the Department of Children and Families, Economic Self-Sufficiency Program, please call 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323.
- If you are an individual with a disability and need help with the application process or other ACCESS services, please find the region point of contact listed at the following website: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/individual-with-disability/auxiliary-aids-plan.shtml.
- Online Purchasing Pilot: On April 14, the Florida Department of Children and Families announced Florida will pilot a program for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase groceries online with the use of an EBT card. SNAP participants are automatically eligible to participate in this program and do not need to apply. In coordination with federal, state, and local partners will ensure Floridians can access nutritious food while also practicing social distancing and self-quarantining to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The pilot program will begin with an initial launch on April 16, expanding statewide on April 21.
- Reemployment Assistance benefits are available to Floridians who have been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Eligible individuals include those who have lost their job through no fault of their own, are quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency, laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer, or caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19.
Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as Unemployment Compensation, can be filed online: www.floridajobsresources.com. Hard copies of the application are available at the front door of Cocoa Beach Public Library.
COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard