Testing remains a key tool to keeping Missourians safe and open for activity. Testing is not only for those who are symptomatic, but important for periodic surveillance especially when interacting with vulnerable populations and crowds. Many camps, events, and travel now require evidence of a test result before participation.

A simple test can provide peace of mind. Missouri provides several options for obtaining a free COVID-19 PCR test without any symptom criteria. The opportunities for testing include:

Testing Sites (sponsored by MO DHSS)

The following are drive-thru testing events. There is no pre-registration or appointment needed to receive a test.  Having a state issued identification card available at the testing site will speed up the process immensely; however, no identification documents are required. As long as you arrive before the event closes, you will be guaranteed to receive a test. Results will be available as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours from the event.

St. Louis Area

  • Every Monday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    IBEW Local #1, Parking Lot
    5850 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Every Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    "Legacy Bar & Café"
    Delmar Plaza, Parking Lot
    5261 Delmar Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Every Saturday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Machinist Lodge #777, Parking Lot
    12365 St Charles Rock Rd
    Bridgeton, MO 63044

Central Area

  • Sunday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    August 8, 22
    September 12, 26
    American Legion #1423, Parking Lot
    Tanner Bridge Road
    Jefferson City, MO 65101

Southwest Area

  • Monday (dates below)
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Webster County Health Unit, Parking Lot
    233 E. Washington Street
    Marshfield, MO 65706
  • Every Tuesday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Mother's Brewing Company
    Open Lot located on the corner of West College and Grant Avenue
    Springfield, MO
  • Tuesday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    August 3, 10
    "The Roxy" Parking Lot
    108 N. Joplin
    Joplin, MO 64801
  • Thursday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    July 29
    August 5, 19, 26
    "The Roxy" Parking Lot
    108 N. Joplin
    Joplin, MO 64801
  • Every Friday - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
    Rear Parking Lot
    4100 Gretna Rd
    Branson, MO 65616
  • Every Friday - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Branson Landing
    walk-up site across from Kirklands
    Branson, MO

Kansas City Area

  • Every Monday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Thursday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Saturday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Teamsters Local #955, Parking Lot
    4501 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64130

Southeast Area

  • Sunday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    August 1, 15
    Red Show Barn
    410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau MO 63701

Northeast Area

  • Wednesday - August 4
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    American Legion, Parking Lot
    3819 Hwy MM
    Hannibal, MO 63401
  • Friday - July 30
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Macon County Park in front of Floral Hall
    US Hwy 63 South (across from YMCA)
    Macon, MO

You will be notified of your result via phone call or email. If you are required to obtain a copy of your test result, please let the specialist know at collection and a report will be sent to you. If you need one afterwards, please contact Next Gen Diagnostics at 417-362-NEXT (6398) or by requesting one at results@nextgendiagnosticservices.com.

Self Collection Test Shipped to Home

This option allows for ordering a kit to be shipped to 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.

  Order your test kit here

Resources to learn more about the self-collection test:

Pharmacy sites providing free testing, sponsored by U.S. Health and Human Services

Additional free testing sites around Missouri are available. You can find those sites here.