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 following testing opportunities below and see which works best for you!

Jackson County Health Department Testing

Weekly 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). Lunch will be held from 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., and there will not be testing during this time. 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 or need to reschedule. There will be NO cost for this testing.

Testing will be done using a nasal swab. This test only detects current infection with COVID-19. You do NOT need to be currently experiencing symptoms to get this test. However, this is NOT a test to detect if you’ve ever been exposed to COVID-19.

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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.
We’re now offering updated COVID-19 boosters for people 12 and older!Make your appointment here.