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 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    IBEW Local #1, Parking Lot
    5850 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Every Tuesday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    "Legacy Bar & Café"
    Delmar Plaza, Parking Lot
    5261 Delmar Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Every Wednesday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Winfield County Market
    11 Winfield Plaza (parking lot)
    Winfield, MO 63389
  • Wednesday (dates below)
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    December 22, 29
    Warren County Health Department Fitness Center
    Parking Lot
    3920 North Highway 47/@ Ccorner of Isabella
    Warrenton, MO 63383
  • Every Thursday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    IBEW Local #1, Parking Lot
    5850 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Every Friday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    * Closed Christmas Eve, December 24
    * Closed New Year's Eve, December 31

    Warren County Health Department Fitness Center
    Parking Lot
    3920 North Highway 47/@ Corner of Isabella
    Warrenton, MO 63383
  • Every Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    * Closed Christmas Day, December 25
    * Closed New Year's Day, January 1

    Machinist Lodge #777, Parking Lot
    12365 St Charles Rock Rd
    Bridgeton, MO 63044

Central Area

  • Sunday (dates below)
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    December 12, 26
    American Legion #1423, Parking Lot
    Tanner Bridge Road
    Jefferson City, MO 65101

Southwest Area

  • Every Monday - 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Webster County Health Unit, Parking Lot
    233 E. Washington Street
    Marshfield, MO 65706
  • Every Tuesday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Mother's Brewing Company
    Open Lot located on the corner of West College and Grant Avenue
    Springfield, MO
  • Wednesday (dates below)
    8:00 am - 12:00 noon

    December 22, 29
    Webster County Health Unit, Parking Lot
    233 E. Washington Street
    Marshfield, MO 65706
  • Every Thursday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Joseph Newman Innovation Center
    North Parking Lot
    407 Pennsylvania Ave
    (Located across the street from the Joplin Health Department)
    Joplin, MO 64801
  • Every Friday - 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
    * Closed Christmas Eve, December 24
    * Closed New Year's Eve, December 31

    Webster County Health Unit, Parking Lot
    233 E. Washington Street
    Marshfield, MO 65706

Kansas City Area

  • Every Monday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Wednesday (dates below)
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    December 22, 29
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Thursday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Friday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    * Closed Christmas Eve, December 24
    * Closed New Year's Eve, December 31

    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    * Closed Christmas Day, December 25
    * Closed New Year's Day, January 1

    Teamsters Local #955, Parking Lot
    4501 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64130

Southeast Area

  • Every Wednesday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    St. Francois County Health Center, Parking Lot
    1025 W. Main Street
    Park Hills, MO 63601
  • Sunday (dates below)
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    December 5, 19
    Osage Center
    1625 N Kingshighway
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Northeast Area

You will be notified of your result via phone call or text.  If your results are positive you will be notified via a phone call. If you are required to obtain a copy of your test result, let the specialist know at collection who will give you instructions for receiving a paper copy. If you need to obtain a copy afterwards, call or text Next Gen Diagnostics at 417-362-NEXT (6398) or by requesting one at results@nextgendiagnosticservices.com. A text message to Next Gen Diagnostics will result in a faster response.

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

The Picture Support Hotline can be reached at 626-434-3596. This team can help navigate through any ordering, activation, shipping and/or troubleshooting issues with the Picture Portal platform.

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.

Click here to find additional free COVID-19 testing sites in Missouri by zip code.