Bay County Alerts
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Publix is now offering COVID-19 vaccination at all five Bay County locations. To make an appointment, visit https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine. To learn about available COVID-19 vaccine appointments with DOH-Bay, text bayhealth to 888777 or visit bit.ly/bayhealthalert. People who are not in this priority population for vaccination are asked to assist family members, friends or neighbors who may need help with online registration. Please reserve DOH-Bay’s phone lines for seniors who have limited digital literacy.
Bay County COVID-19 Testing
Panama City Beach Sports Park, 50 Chip Seal Parkway, Panama City Beach Lynn Haven Sports Park site, at 2201 Recreation Dr., Lynn Haven Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each site can test up to 500 people per day for the novel coronavirus and results are available within 20 minutes. To make an appointment for a test, visit bayhealthcovid19.com and fill out a short medical questionnaire. Insurance information is not necessary and may be skipped by stating “no insurance” on the questionnaire. Photo identification is required upon arrival for an appointment. The tests are available to children 5 and older, though minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please note DOH-Bay cannot make appointments for this site, we only share this information from our partners.
Healthy Together App
The Florida Department of Health has launched Healthy Together, a mobile app that can help a person view their test results, assess their symptoms and learn what to do after they have been tested for COVID-19. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store by searching for “Healthy Together”. Individuals whose results are uploaded into Health Together with a phone number will automatically receive a text notifying them that their results are available in the app.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people of all ages. Fear and anxiety about the unknown can sometimes feel overwhelming to adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call Bay County's Crisis line at (850) 522-4485.