COVID-19 pop-up testing sites set up for KCMO residents
Apr 27, 2020
The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department has set up four pop-up testing sites for KCMO residents who want to be tested for COVID-19.
Testing is available at no cost on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 27-29). You do not have to have symptoms to be tested but you must pre-register and be at least seven-years old.
The testing involves using a swab to take a sample from inside the nose and can be uncomfortable. Residents attending the drive-through or walk-up clinics should look for directions at the site and follow physical distancing measures.
The health department coordinated with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS), Swope Health Services, Samuel U. Rogers Health Clinic, and members of the city council to coordinate drive-through testing at the following locations:
- Antioch Crossing parking garage (behind the former Sears store) (clinic run by Samuel U Rodgers Health Clinic FQHC) 5415 NE Antioch Rd. Monday only, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Sun Fresh Grocery Store parking lot(clinic run by KCMO Health Dept.) 3110 Prospect; Monday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- KIPP Endeavor Academy Charter School(clinic run by Swope Health Services FQHC) 2700 E 18th St.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Independence Boulevard Christian Church(clinic run by Samuel U Rodgers Health Clinic FQHC) 606 Gladstone Blvd.; Wednesday only, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kansas City is one of eight areas in Missouri selected for targeted testing. Public health leaders hope the pop-up clinics will help meet testing needs in Kansas City, especially for residents in zip codes 64106, 64123, 64124, 64126, 64127.
“We know there are populations in our city and state that face more obstacles than others as they try to get tested or seek help for COVID-19. Some have transportation issues; many don’t have health insurance to pay for a test or may wait until they are in critical condition because of medical costs,” said Frank Thompson, Kansas City, Mo. Health Dept. deputy director. “As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, these longstanding social disparities have the potential to allow the disease to spread undetected. We must reach our medically underserved populations with COVID-19 testing resources.”
To receive an appointment time and confirmation number, complete this registration form.
Kansas City obtained 500 test kits for this three-day testing initiative to test KCMO residents. Test supplies are limited.
Media inquiries should be directed to Michelle Pekarsky, 816-719-3610 (cell). Follow the Health Department on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kcmohealthdept.