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 test without any symptom criteria. The opportunities for testing include:

Free testing sites (sponsored by Missouri DHSS)

Most of the events are drive-thru events. If an indoor event, the site information will clearly indicate such. Some sites have an appointment time and require pre-registration.  Family and friends are able to assist in registration of others needing testing.  If the sites 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.

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 cancelled. The phone number for the cancellation schedule is 417-362-6398.

St. Louis Area

  • Every Day - January 24 - 28 
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    St. Charles Family Arena
    2002 Arena Parkway
    St. Charles, MO 63303
    Pre-Registration with Appointments are Required
  • 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 
    Indoor Event - Surgical or medical grade masks required with mouth and nose fully covered.
    Omega Center
    3900 Goodfellow Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63120
  • Every Wednesday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
    First Baptist Church
    3700 State Hwy 47
    Winfield, MO 63389
  • Every Wednesday - Beginning January 26 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
    Hillsboro Community Civic Center
    10349 MO-21 Bus
    Hillsboro, MO 63050
  • 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 
    Warren County Fairgrounds
    615 Fairgrounds Rd.
    Warrenton, MO 63383
  • Every Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
    Machinist Lodge #777, Parking Lot
    12365 St. Charles Rock Rd
    Bridgeton, MO 63044

Central Area

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

    February 1, 8, 15 and 22
    MU Lot - access through Garth entrance
    115 W Business Loop 70
    Columbia, MO 65203
  • Sunday (dates below) 
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    February 13, 27, March 13 and 27
    American Legion #1423, Parking Lot
    Tanner Bridge Road
    Jefferson City, MO 65101

Southwest Area

  • Every Tuesday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
    Springfield Cardinals Parking Lot
    South of Hammonds Field between Trafficway and St. Louis St.
    Springfield, MO 65802
  • Wednesday (date below) 
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

    January 26
    Ellis O. Jackson Park
    Ellis O. Jackson Building
    614 N. Marshall
    Marshfield, MO 65706
  • Every Thursday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
    Central Christian Center Parking Lot
    501 S Virginia Ave
    Joplin, MO 64801
  • Saturday (date below) 
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    January 29
    Springfield Cardinals Parking Lot
    South of Hammonds Field between Trafficway and St. Louis St.
    Springfield, MO 65802

Kansas City Area

  • Every Day - January 24 - 27 
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Kauffman Stadium Parking Lot
    1 Royal Way
    Kansas City, MO
    Enter off Blue Ridge Cutoff Road, go to Gate 3 and location is Lot L
    Pre-registration with appointments are required
  • Every Monday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
    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 
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
    Teamsters Local #955, Parking Lot
    4501 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64130
  • Saturday (dates below)
    8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    January 29, February 5 and February 12
    West Peculiar Fire Station 2
    20523 S. School Rd.
    Peculiar MO 64078
    Pre-registration with appointments are required

Southeast Area

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

    January 26
    St. Francois County Health Center, Parking Lot
    1025 W. Main St.
    Park Hills, MO 63601
  • Sunday (dates below) 
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    February 6, 20, March 6 and 20
    Osage Center
    1625 N Kingshighway
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Northeast Area

Northwest Area

 If you tested at a site that required pre-registration through AIM Laboratories, your results will be available within 48 hours via email or text message via Dragonfly testing platform. If you are unable to login to your account or have other questions about your results, please contact AIM customer service at hello@aimlaboratories.com and they will respond promptly and assist with getting your results.

 You will be notified of your result from this testing event 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.

Free at-home test kits (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 typically arrives in 2 days (depending on current demand). 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.

Please note that due to the current spike in demand, a limited quantity will be available each day through January. If the ordering site says the limit has been reached, please check back again the following day for availability. Thank you for your patience.

  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:

Pharmacies 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.