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 at locations throughout the community from 10:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Lunch will be held from 11:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., and there will not be testing during this time. 

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.

Visit jacohd.org/events to view upcoming dates and locations.

Events Calendar

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services

Community testing events serve the residents of Missouri. 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 eventsSome sites have an appointment time and require pre-registration.  If the site does not require pre-registration, 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. Learn more.

During the next few months, it may be necessary to cancel a testing event due to inclement weather in order to protect the safety of our testing staff and those who are seeking testing. Before heading to an event during these times, it is best to check and make sure the event has not been canceled. The phone number for the cancellation schedule is 417-362-6398.

  • January 17, 18, 19 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Kauffman Stadium Parking Lot
    1 Royal Way
    Kansas City, MO
    Pre-registration with appointments are required
  • 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 (1/20 cancelled due to extreme cold)
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Friday – 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

 

Self Collection Test Shipped to Home

This option allows for ordering a kit to be shipped to your home. After self-collection by easy-to-follow instructions, the kit is returned to a laboratory free of charge via FedEx. You must provide an email address in order to receive the test result. Once ordered, the kit arrives in 2 days. The kit is good for 6 months. Once the sample has been collected, it must be packaged in the prepaid FedEx shipping envelope (according to directions) and returned to a FedEx collection site within 24 hours.

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Resources to learn more about the self-collection test:

 

Truman Medical Center Testing

Call (816) 404-CARE to set up an immediate appointment at Truman Medical Centers if you are experiencing symptoms.

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