- Due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions expected tomorrow, all Escambia County offices, including The Florida Department of Health in Escambia (FDOH-Escambia) offices, will be closed Friday, January 21, 2022. FDOH-Escambia offices are currently scheduled to reopen on Monday, January 24, 2022 at their regular time.
FDOH-Escambia offers COVID-19 rapid testing to persons experiencing symptoms or those who have been exposed to someone with known COVID-19. By appointment only. Call 850-595-6500 option 6 to schedule an appointment. Bring a valid form of identification. Rapid testing results available within 30 minutes. Questions can be directed to FDOH-Escambia’s COVID-19 phone line at 850-595-6500 option 6.
- Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at FDOH-Escambia Fairfield Dr., Pensacola, Fla
- Schedule is subject to change.
FDOH-Escambia resumed drive-thru COVID-19 testing, in coordination with Statlab, offered to all persons with or without symptoms. The testing is drive-thru only with no appointment needed. Bring a valid form of identification. PCR tests will be administered, with results available within 48 hours. Questions regarding testing results can be directed to Statlab at 844-469-5227.
- Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 3330 West Park Place, Pensacola, FL (across the street from FDOH-Escambia Fairfield)
- Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Marie K Young Wedgewood Community Center, 6405 Wagner Road, Pensacola, FL
- Sunday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 3330 West Park Place, Pensacola, FL (across the street from FDOH-Escambia Fairfield)
- Schedule is subject to change, while supplies last and pending inclement weather.
- Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart-
- Baptist Health Care - Call the screening center at 850-434-4080 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to determine if you need an appointment. Online assessment screenings are also available at eBaptistHealthCare.org or by texting “Screen” to 850-318-3080. The online assessment screening is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine as of April 5. (Governor's Office News Release) The CDC also authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older. The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in individuals age 16 years of age and older (FDA News Release). Floridians are encouraged to pre-register at www.myvaccine.fl.gov. Once pre-registered, they’ll be contacted when the vaccine is available in their area. Floridians can also call the vaccine preregistration phone number for their county, listed HERE.
The state launched a way for homebound seniors to sign up to have the vaccine come directly to them. Please email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to put in your request.
Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart
Community Health Northwest Florida
On Saturday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Health Northwest Florida, in partnership with Escambia County, will hold a Family COVID-19 Vaccination event inside the Brownsville Community Center located at 3200 W. Desoto Street, Pensacola, Fla. Participants will be able to choose from all three FDA approved COVID vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, Janssen / Johnson & Johnson) at this clinic.
- Primary series COVID-19 vaccination will be available for individuals ages 5 and older.
- COVID-19 booster doses will be available for individuals ages 12 and older who qualify to receive a booster shot.
There are now booster recommendations from the CDC/FDA for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. The recommendations are:
Community Health Northwest Florida encourages all individuals age 12 and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine to take advantage of one of these vaccination opportunities. Persons wishing to participate in any CHNWF vaccination clinic may call the Community Health Vaccine Call Center at 850-439-3358 to schedule an appointment or simply walk in at their convenience during regular operating hours.
- All adult participants will be required to show photo ID at time of appointment.
- Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or have had symptoms of illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath) in the past 14 days should not receive the vaccine and should not enter clinic facility.
- Individuals who have had the monoclonal antibody infusion treatment should wait at least 90 days before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Additional information on Community Health Northwest Florida COVID-19 vaccine clinics is available by calling the Community Health COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 850-439-3358.
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
FDOH-Escambia offers COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, to eligible persons at the FDOH-Escambia Fairfield clinic: 1295 W Fairfield Dr., Pensacola, FL 32501:
- Walk-in, no appointment needed. Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Questions can be directed to FDOH-Escambia’s COVID-19 phone line at 850-595-6500 option 6.
- FDOH-Escambia currently offers 3 authorized vaccines to eligible persons. Pfizer for ages 5 and up. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson for ages 18 and up.
In keeping with CDC guidance, COVID-19 vaccine boosters are recommended for all 3 authorized vaccines. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, are welcome Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at the Department of Health. Questions can be directed to FDOH-Escambia’s COVID-19 phone line at 850-595-6500 option 6.
Moderna: COVID-19 booster vaccines are recommended for individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed their initial COVID-19 vaccination series, at least 6 months have passed since the completion of their second dose and they meet one of the following criteria*:
Pfizer: COVID-19 booster vaccines are recommended for individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed their initial COVID-19 vaccination series, at least 6 months have passed since the completion of their second dose and they meet one of the following criteria*:
Johnson and Johnson: COVID-19 booster vaccines are recommended for individuals who have received their initial COVID-19 vaccination and at least two months have passed since their initial dose.
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
• The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System's Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola and the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mississippi offers COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. based on availability.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
- Register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. People without online access can contact CVS customer service at (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.
Walmart and Sam's Club
Winn-Dixie - Monitor the Winn-Dixie online portal here.
State of Florida
- Sign up for text message updates about the vaccine and distribution by texting “FLCOVID19” to 888777. After you submit the text message, it will ask you to supply your zip code for local-level updates.
- Florida's COVID-19 Vaccine Report This report includes a breakdown of who has received the vaccine by age, race, sex and county.
- Information about the statewide vaccine distribution plan can be found at floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida.
- Citizen’s call line for vaccine concerns (Governor’s Office): (850) 717-9337
- The Florida Health Department has a COVID-19 vaccine locator site at http://ow.ly/k0FX50De10y
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
- The monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site the Bayview Community Center in Escambia County closed Friday, Nov. 19. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is seeking monoclonal antibody treatment is asked to not enter the Bayview Community Center or Bayview Senior Center.
Alternative monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations in this area are listed below,
- Alternative monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations in this area are listed below, available by provider-referral only.
- Baptist Hospital- 1000 W Moreno St., Pensacola, FL
- West Florida Hospital- 8383 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL
- Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola- 5151 N 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL
- East Hill Pharmacy, 2899 N 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL
The Florida Department of Health will continue to allocate doses of monoclonal antibodies to health care providers with high utilization rates and will ensure inventory levels meet county demand.
Monoclonal antibody treatments can be prescribed by health care providers to individuals 12 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization.
However, to support Governor DeSantis’ initiative, there is currently a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General that allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites and treatments are available at no cost to patients.
The antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. According to the treatment guidelines, they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis. By providing access to these treatments at these new sites, Governor DeSantis is alleviating demand on hospital resources and further making sure that Floridians have access to all potential treatments that can help them recover from COVID-19.
Visit the Florida Department of Health for more information.