Community testing events are free testing opportunities with zero eligibility requirements.  If you desire to be tested, you can receive a test at these events.  There is no fee collected or charged to insurance for administration of the test.  DHSS makes this testing available in order to offer an opportunity for anyone desiring testing to do so without any financial barriers other than getting to the testing site.  Even as the number of new positive case counts decrease and more individuals are vaccinated, it is important to be tested to give yourself peace of mind that you are not asymptomatic and carrying a virus that could make someone else sick.  If you are symptomatic you most definitely should seek testing.  Many camps, events, and travel now require evidence of a test result before participation.

DHSS is partnering with an in-state laboratory and mobile testing service to offer these free testing events.  The test is a PCR test done by an anterior nares swab to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The swabbing is equivalent to rolling a Q-tip around the inside of your nose closest to your nasal openings (commonly referred to as the nostril).  This is not an antigen or antibody test.

Testing Sites:

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.

St. Louis Area

  • Every Monday - 11:00 am -7:00 pm
    IBEW Local #1
    5850 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Every Thursday - 11:00 am -7:00 pm
    Laborers Local #110
    4532 S Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63127
  • Every Saturday - 11:00 am -7:00 pm
    Machinist Lodge #777
    12365 St Charles Rock Rd
    Bridgeton, MO 63044

Central MO Area

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

    May 9, 23
    June 13, 27
    American Legion #1423
    Tanner Bridge Road
    Jefferson City, MO 65101

Southwest Area

  • 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
  • Every Friday (starting May 7th)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
    4100 Gretna Rd
    Branson, MO 65616

Kansas City Area

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

Southeast Area

  • May 5 - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Cherokee Pass Volunteer Fire Department
    1030 Madison 333
    Fredericktown MO 63645
  • May 12 - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Marston Community Center
    199 S. Mitchell
    Marston, MO 63866
  • Sunday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    May 16
    June 6, 20
    Red Show Barn
    410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau MO 63701

Northeast Area

Additional Locations may be added – either for permanent testing or a one day event for a specific date – as data indicates the need for additional offering of testing opportunities.

Test Result Notification:

Once tested, you will be notified of your results as soon as possible, no later than 72 hours from the end of the testing event.

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 we will ensure a report is 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.

 

Additional free testing sites around Missouri are available, sponsored by the Federal Government. You can find those sites here.