Due to increased demand, COVID-19 testing sites added in St. Louis and Kansas City area

COVID-19 or Coronaviru testing

Due to the increase in demand for COVID-19 testing, the Department of Health and Senior Services and partners are continuing to bring additional free community testing sites to St. Louis and Kansas City. 

At this time, these are scheduled as drive-through testing events. Some sites require pre-registration and scheduling; others allow walk-ins. The schedule of community testing events is available at this link. 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. Once tested, individuals will be notified of results no later than 72 hours from the end of the testing event. 

This winter, it may be necessary to cancel a testing event or move the event indoors due to inclement weather in order to protect the safety of testing staff and participants. Before heading to an event, it is best to check the website to make sure the event has not been canceled or details have not changed. 

St. Louis Area

  • January 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Urban League STL Lot
    (across the street from Victor Roberts Bldg)
    1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63113
    Pre-registration with appointments are required
  • Every Day – Monday- Thursday, January 13
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    St. Charles Family Arena
    2002 Arena Parkway
    St. Charles, MO 63303
    Pre-Registration with Appointments are Required
  • Every Monday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    IBEW Local #1, Parking Lot
    5850 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Every Tuesday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    “Legacy Bar & Café”
    Delmar Plaza, Parking Lot
    5261 Delmar Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Every Wednesday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    First Baptist Church
    3700 State Hwy 47
    Winfield, MO 63389
  • Every Thursday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    IBEW Local #1, Parking Lot
    5850 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Every Friday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Warren County Fairgrounds
    615 Fairgrounds Rd.
    Warrenton, MO 63383
  • Every Saturday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Machinist Lodge #777, Parking Lot
    12365 St Charles Rock Rd
    Bridgeton, MO 63044

Kansas City Area

  • January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Kauffman Stadium Parking Lot
    1 Royal Way
    Kansas City, MO
    Pre-registration with appointments are required
    Appointments for January 10-12 are available now, for 17-19 check later in the week.
  • Every Monday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Thursday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Friday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Heavy Construction Laborers, Parking Lot
    Local #663
    7820 Prospect
    Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Every Saturday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Teamsters Local #955, Parking Lot
    4501 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64130

Additional locations throughout the state can be found at this link.  

The at-home PCR test ordering program offered by the state will be accessible again on Jan. 12 and will be available in a limited amount each day through January. DHSS would encourage those who have obtained these tests to use them by mailing in their sample as instructed. 

With the high case rates and limited testing supplies available nationwide, now is the time to utilize these tests especially for those who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have had exposure to a COVID-19 positive case.

It is an important reminder that testing provides information regarding the presence of the virus at that point in time and if taken too early or too late could provide a false sense of security due to lower levels of viral load. For those with COVID-like symptoms, it is recommended they stay home and avoid contact with others just as they would with other viruses.