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

    September 22 and 29
    Winfield County Market
    11 Winfield Plaza (parking lot)
    Winfield, MO 63389
  • Thursday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    September 23 and 30
    East Central College Parking Lot N
    1964 Prairie Dell Rd.
    Union, MO 63084
  • Friday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    September 24
    October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29*
    (*10:00 am - 6:00 pm starting October 1)
    Warren County Health Department Fitness Center
    Parking Lot
    3920 North Highway 47/@ Corner of Isabella
    Warrenton, MO 63383
  • 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

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

Southwest Area

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

    September 20 and 27
    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
  • 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 - 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 - 9:00 pm*
    (* Time change effective 8/20)
    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 Friday - 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

  • Tuesday (dates below)
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    September 21 and 28
    Former Regions Bank
    127 E Main Street
    East Prairie, MO 63845
  • Tuesday (dates below)
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    September 21 and 28
    Whiteley Park, Parking Lot
    Highways 53 and 142
    Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
  • Wednesday (dates below)
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    September 22, 29 and October 6
    St. Francois County Health Center, Parking Lot
    1025 W. Main St.
    Park Hills, MO 63601
  • Thursday (dates below)
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    September 23 and 30
    Missouri Highlands Health Care Central Office, Parking Lot
    110 S 2nd Street
    Ellington, MO 63638
  • Friday (dates below)
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    September 24
    Carter County Health Center
    Drive-Thru Testing Facility
    1611 Health Center Road
    Van Buren, MO 63965
  • Saturday (dates below)
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    September 25 and October 2
    Doniphan Urgent Care, Parking Lot
    109 Plum Street
    Doniphan, MO 63935
  • Sunday (dates below)
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    September 26 and October 3
    Former Dunklin County Health Center, Parking Lot
    410 Teaco Road
    Kennett, MO 63957

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

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.