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Posted January 25, 2022 | 8:00 AM

Free COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at HCC Brandon

Hillsborough County now offers three sites available for residents

Hillsborough County is opening a third location for residents to receive free COVID-19 testing.

On Monday, January 10, the Hillsborough Community College Brandon campus located at 10451 Nancy Watkins Dr. in Tampa, opened and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for residents who want to receive free COVID-19 testing. This is a drive-thru site, and no appointments are needed.

Getting There

The entrance for the Hillsborough Community College Brandon campus COVID-19 testing site is off East Columbus Drive. Visitors will not be able to access the testing site by using Nancy Watkins Drive. Only the East Columbus Drive entrance offers access to the testing site.

This is one of three sites that Hillsborough County has opened that offers COVID-19 testing. To minimize traffic congestion before the sites open and to be mindful of residents living in the neighborhoods, Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management asks the public not to arrive at the County COVID-19 testing sites before the sites open at 9 a.m. Staff at each County site will open the entrance gate at 9 a.m. and begin to see guests at that time.

Additional Hillsborough County Testing Sites

Hillsborough County has two additional sites open:

  • Progress Village Park, 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619 -  a walk-up COVID-19 testing site open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. No appointments are needed.

  • West Tampa Community Resource Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607 - open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It is a walk-up site that offers free COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, Pfizer pediatric vaccines, and booster shots for those who are eligible.

Things to Know

Children ages 5 to 11 who are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian can receive the COVID-19 Pfizer pediatric vaccine at the West Tampa Community Resource Center site. The child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to verbally confirm the child's age.

For all services, proof of medical insurance is recommended and should be presented at the time of the visit. People without medical insurance will still be tested or  vaccinated for free.

There are numerous other locations throughout the county, including local pharmacies, that are offering COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. For information, visit or