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COVID-19 Testing Options

Are you looking for COVID-19 testing? If you live in Jackson County, there are several options available. Check out the testing opportunities below and see which works best for you!

Jackson County Health Department Testing

Free COVID-19 testing is available every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the health department in Independence (313 S Liberty St). Please note that testing closes from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

This is a drive-up clinic. Please park in a COVID-19 testing spot, call the number listed on the sign, and wait in your car for a nurse to assist you. Walk-ins welcome; appointments preferred.

Call 816-404-6416 if you have any questions about your visit. You can reschedule either by phone or via your confirmation email after booking online.

Testing will be done using a nasal swab. This test only detects current infection, not past infection (antibodies).

Our test can also detect Influenza A & B and RSV, so you can get answers faster!

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Missouri Department of Health and Human Services

There is no eligibility other than to have a Missouri address. The testing is free. There is no fee collected or charged to insurance for the administration of the test.

The following are drive-thru testing events. Having a state-issued identification card available at the testing site will speed up the process immensely; however, no identification documents are required. The test used at these community testing events is a PCR test done by an anterior nares swab to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Results will be available as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours from the event.

  • Every Monday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Thursday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Saturday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Teamsters Local #955
    4501 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64130

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University Health Testing

Call (816) 404-CARE (2273) to set up an appointment at one of the following two testing locations:

  • At University Health Truman Medical Center (downtown campus), go to the parking garage entrance on Charlotte St. directly across from University Health 2, located at 2211 Charlotte Street.
  • At University Health Lakewood Medical Center (eastern Jackson County), enter parking lot A on the campus located at 7900 Lee’s Summit Road.


Free curbside RSV testing is now available!Make your appointment here.