Directions and Hours for Testing Locations:

The safety of our patients, visitors, caregivers and communities is our top priority. Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is performing drive-through testing for COVID-19 by appointment only.

Anyone over the age of 16 who has a fever and respiratory illness (such as cough, runny nose, sneezing) or any patient with a fever and gastrointestinal illness (such as diarrhea, vomiting) is eligible for testing.

To receive an appointment, individuals who believe they may have symptoms of COVID-19 must first call our nurse triage hotline at 772.226.4846 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m M – F. If patients meet the criteria, they will be given an appointment time at our Drive Through Testing Location at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. Test results will take an estimated 4-7 days to complete. Individuals who receive testing will be asked to self-quarantine until the results are received.

The employee parking lot on the northwest side of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has been designated for drive-through testing and entrances from 36th Street and Dr. Hugh McCrystal Drive are clearly marked.

Testing Locations

Indian River Hospital
1000 36th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Testing Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday – Friday

All patients with scheduled surgeries or procedures that will take place in an ambulatory surgery center or operating room will be tested for COVID-19 before their surgery or procedure. They will be given a date and time for a testing appointment at least three days prior to surgery.

Resuming Services:

Beginning Monday, May 4, our Florida locations will begin resuming outpatient appointments, surgeries and procedures that were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health and safety of our patients and caregivers remains our top priority, and we want to assure patients that our facilities are safe for them to receive care. For nearly two months, we have taken steps to increase safety by limiting visitors and screening them for potential COVID-19 symptoms, providing essential PPE for caregivers, practicing physical distancing, expanding testing capabilities and continuing to clean our facilities extensively. We continue to restrict all visitors with some exceptions.
As we begin to resume services, patients may notice a few changes in place to ensure a safe environment. Those changes include:

  1. When entering our facilities, patients and permitted visitors will be screened for potential COVID-19 symptoms including a temperature scan.
  2. Everyone will be asked to sanitize their hands and will be provided with a mask to wear the entire time they are in our facilities. They may choose to bring their own masks from home.
  3. We will be making every possible effort to ensure social and physical distancing.
  4. All elevators, door handles and common areas will be cleaned regularly.
  5. All patients with scheduled surgeries or procedures that will take place in an ambulatory surgery center or operating room will be tested for COVID-19 before their surgery or procedure.

Virtual visits will continue to play an important role in how our patients access care.

As we continue to adapt to this evolving public health issue and begin to resume services, this is an opportunity to re-think how we deliver care in ways that are both safe and convenient for our patients.

We are eager to reconnect with many of our patients and continue our mission of caring for our community.

Cleveland Clinic First Responder Hardship Program

The Cleveland Clinic Florida First Responder Hardship Program has been created to provide financial support to eligible first responders who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to COVID-19. The program is subject to fund availability.


Visitor Guidelines

For all hospital locations in Florida, we are restricting all visitors. Exceptions will be made for the following patients:

  1. Pediatric patients: One visitor.
  2. Labor & Delivery patients: One visitor.
  3. End-of-life circumstances: The patient’s care team will discuss visitation with their family.
  4. Patients undergoing surgery that requires an overnight stay: Permitted a single in-person visit on the day of surgery and a single in-person visit on the day after surgery.

Please note: A visit is being defined as having one, single visitor in the patient’s room during visiting hours. The visitor may not leave and later re-enter the room.

All other visitors will be asked to leave the hospital. As we continue to navigate the best ways to contain the spread of COVID-19, we understand these changes are difficult and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Florida Outpatient Locations

For all family health centers, medical office buildings and physician offices, no guests or visitors are permitted to accompany adult patients unless special assistance is required, or if your provider has asked you to bring a responsible adult to your appointment or procedure (this includes all infusion treatments).

Special assistance can include, but is not limited, to:

  1. Drivers for ambulatory procedures
  2. Support person to manage a wheelchair or other special needs
  3. Individual to help provide life changing diagnosis information

Pediatric patients, elderly patients, patients with cancer and those with special needs are permitted to bring no more than one guest.

Visitors who are sick, have a fever, or a confirmed case of COVID-19 should not visit or accompany a patient.

Visitors must sanitize their hands before and after entering clinical areas and waiting rooms. Visitors must be over 18, wear a cloth mask, and be fever- and symptom-free.

Join the Covid-19 response

So many individuals and companies in our community have provided generous support, and we thank them for their contributions of vital funds and supplies.

To see a list of our supporters, click here.


Additional State and National Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –
Florida Health –

In the state’s ongoing efforts to provide transparency and clarity regarding COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a new COVID-19 Case Dashboard. To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, this dashboard will be updated twice daily.

Additional Global Resources:
World Health Organization –