COVID-19 Test Kits Available to PCPS Staff, Students and Their Families

COVID-19 Test Kits Available to PCPS Staff, Students and Their Families

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UPDATE (March 3): Due to the decline in COVID-19 cases, testing kits are no longer available at Ridge Technical College or Frostproof Middle-Senior High.


Polk County Public Schools is making at-home, COVID-19 test kits available to PCPS staff, students, and their family members.

PCPS obtained these certifiable, non-expired at-home COVID tests from the Florida Department of Health. To use these kits, you must download a testing app and complete an observed test in order for the results to be certified.

IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of these kits, and they are only available while supplies last for symptomatic PCPS employees, students and their family members who need COVID tests.

Non-symptomatic individuals should seek testing through other available options. Visit our health information page ( for some local testing sites.

The kits are available at the following locations/times.  Each family may get up to four test kits for those who are symptomatic.  This is a drive thru/car pick-up service only. Please do not enter the buildings.


West Regional ESE Office

Location: 304 N. Fern Road, Lakeland

Pick-Up Hours: M-F from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Gibbons Street Preschool Center

Location: 1860 E. Gibbons St., Bartow

Pick-Up Hours: M-F from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.


Mark Wilcox Center

Location: 611 Post Ave. S.W., Winter Haven

Pick-Up Hours: M-TH from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


**PCPS employees can continue to receive test kits at the Lakeland Employee Health Center — M-F from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 3215 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland. IMPORTANT: Pick-up at the Lakeland Employee Health Clinic is available only to PCPS employees; all others should use the above listed locations.**