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Flagler Health + Partners with City of St. Augustine and Ivy Medical to Open COVID-19 Testing Site

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Flagler Health + Partners with City of St. Augustine and Ivy Medical to Open COVID-19 Testing Site

St. Augustine, Fla. August 12, 2021 –Flagler Health + announced today that, in partnership with the City of St. Augustine and Ivy Medical, a COVID-19 testing site will open on Monday, August 16, to service the needs of the St. Augustine and surrounding communities with both PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests available.

The COVID-19 testing site will be located at the bus loop of the city’s Visitor Information Center at 10 S. Castillo Drive. Beginning Monday, the site will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

“We know that fast and easy access to COVID-19 testing is an important component to stopping the spread of the virus and supporting area businesses’ ability to safely remain open,” stated Flagler Health + President & CEO Jason Barrett. “I commend City of St. Augustine leadership for supporting this initiative with the location and support services.”

Flagler Health + will provide the testing through a partnership with Ivy Medical, offering Antigen Rapid Test and the rt-PCR Tests. The Antigen Rapid Test provides results within two hours from individuals suspected of having COVID-19 within five days of symptom onset. The PCR Test gives results within two business days and identifies an active infection, regardless of whether the infection is early stage, late stage, or anywhere in between.

“With the increased cases of COVID and the related demand for testing, we feel that it is critical to offer a convenient, safe alternative to get a COVID test,” City Manager John Regan said. “We must do whatever it takes to help offset the burden of COVID testing on our local health care system so they can stay focused on providing necessary care to the sick.”

Testing is available for all ages, but a parent or guardian must be present for children under 18 to be tested. Insurance is accepted and self-pay is available.

Patients must pre-register for their test by downloading the Health Anywhere app or going to the Flagler Health Anywhere website. To schedule a test, log onto the app and use the “Get Care” function, select the St. Augustine COVID-19 testing option and follow the prompts. For more information on insurance, pricing and applications for free testing visit