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COVID-19 Resource Center

  • Health Advisory:

    If you are experiencing fever and/or respiratory symptoms, please call the Clinic at 941-964-2276 for instructions prior to your visit.

  • Office Hours

    The Boca Grande Health Clinic Hours of Operation are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday, except Holidays. Summer hours are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. If you need to reach the on-call physician after hours, call 941-964-2276 for instructions.

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On-island vaccination

COVID-19 vaccinations are safe and effective. We must vaccinate not just to protect ourselves and families, but to protect the elderly in our community who are most at risk. Outdoor drive-thru vaccination clinics are held regularly by the Clinic in October/November. If you are interested in getting a COVID-19 booster, call the Clinic at 941-964-2276 to register for a time slot for an upcoming clinic, or to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Testing at the Clinic: At a Glance

Test NamePurpose/UseMethod of CollectionTime Until ResultReliability
(how often the test is accurate)
Rapid Antigen
Detects viral proteins
Use in the first 1-5 days of symptoms
(Best used in those that are ill)
Nasal swab15 minutesNegative result
~80% accurate
Positive result
~95% accurate
Preliminary result
Follow with PCR for confirmation.
Detects viral RNA
Use in symptomatic or for asymptomatic (exposure or after travel)Saliva1-3 days95% accurate in those that are illCan be less accurate if done early in illness or early after exposure.
Cepheid Xpert Xpress PCRUse in symptomatic or for asymptomaticNasal swab36 minutes95% accurate in those that are illAlso tests for Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Every infection counts as a chance for new variants to emerge and we all need to continue to do our part to help prevent the spread. The Clinic recommends following guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Improve ventilation
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if needed
  • Follow recommendations for What to Do If Your Have Been Exposed
  • Stay home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Seek treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick
  • Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Stay informed and know your COVID-19 Community Level

Online Resources

CDC’s COVID-19 Website

Know your COVID-19 Community Level

Florida Department of Health Vaccine Information

Access Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 Tracking Project data on Florida and see real-time global information