Where to Get a COVID Test in Kansas City

COVID Test
As COVID cases rise, you’ll likely find yourself looking for a COVID test in Kansas City following an exposure or symptoms. We are updating this guide daily to help you find a test near you.
The CDC has issued new guidance that includes testing recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. It’s important to know which test you need. The PCR test is used to detect genetic material (mRNA) of the coronavirus. Rapid Antigen Test detects the presence of a specific viral antigen and provides same-day results.COVID Test in Kansas City  Find what these tests show and what next steps to take with this handout from the FDA: COVID Testing Basics.
As testing become in high demand, the Twitter account KC Vaccine Watch is tweeting openings (often last-minute cancellations) as they become available.

Metro Wide COVID Tests

CVS Pharmacy

CVS offers both rapid and PCR testing at no cost for ages 3 and up. PCR tests take 1-2 days and rapid antigen tests within hours. Upon arrival, follow instructions posted at the site – many tests are done without contact in the drive thru lane. Schedule your test online here.

CVS also offers at-home test kits. Shop for those here.

Walgreens

Walgreens offers free, contactless COVID-19 testing for patients age 3 and up. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests are offered in the drive thru. Schedule your test here.

Walgreens also offers at-home test kits. Shop for those here.

Pixel by LabCorp At-Home Test

This at-home collection kit for ages 2 and up allows you to collect your nasal swab sample and ship it back to the lab via FedEx Overnight. The lab performs a PCR test at no cost if you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms. Average time to deliver results is 1-2 days from when the sample is received in the lab, though tests are now accepted on a limited basis. Find out more here.


Kansas

Johnson County Health Department

JOCO Health Department offers free drive thru testing for ages 5 and up at 11875 S. Sunset Drive Olathe, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. This location only offers PCR tests. An appointment is required and results will be delivered in 1-2 days. Schedule your test here.

Children’s Mercy Kansas (College Blvd)

COVID-19 testing at Children’s Mercy is only available by appointment and results are given via the Patient Portal. PCR test results are available in 1-3 days. Children should quarantine at home until results are received. Book online.

Stark Pharmacy

PCR tests are available on a walk-in basis at Stark Pharmacy, 5701 W 119th St Suite 125, Overland Park, KS. Get tested 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact Stark for more information.

Church of the Resurrection – Leawood

Operated by Well Health Management, tests are available at Church of the Resurrection in Parking Lot A6, 5009 W 137th St , Leawood, KS 66224. PCR and antigen tests are available. Schedule online here.

First Point Urgent Care – Gardner

This clinic offers walk-in and online appointments. But it’s best services is rapid PCR tests (international travel approved). Get a PCR result in less than an hour. They also offer a COVID + Flu + RSV combo test. Learn more here.

Johnson County Community College

Operated by Well Health Management, tests are available at the Johnson County Community College – Clock West Parking Lot at 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210. PCR and antigen tests are available. Schedule online here.

Rapid Test KC

Free antigen tests and PCR tests (with next day results). Testing is free if you meet certain requirements (does not usually include travel-related tests). Book online here.

Roeland Park Community Center

JCHDE has opened testing at the community center located at 4850 Rosewood Dr., six days a week. Testing is available Monday to Thursday from 7:30 .m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Make an appointment here.

Shawnee Mission Park – Drive Up Testing

Drive-up testing is offered at Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, in Shawnee Mission Park. This is a PCR saliva test, available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Make an appointment online here. Pre-registration is required and each individual wanting test must be pre-registered.

Sigler Prairie Star Pharmacy

Tests are offered Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at Sigler Phamarcy in Lenexa. Contact the pharmacy for more info here.

Wyandotte County

Wyandotte County offers COVID testing throughout the county. No appointments are needed and tests are available with or without symptoms. PCR salivia tests are offered at all sites. Do not eat or drink anything 30 minutes prior to test. Find testing sites here.


Missouri

Jackson County Health Department

Weekly, no cost testing is available at locations throughout the community from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. No tests from 11:50 a.m. -12:40 p.m. Testing will be done using either an NP swab (nasopharyngeal swab) or Saliva Test. You do NOT need to be currently experiencing symptoms to get this test. Visit jacohd.org/events to view upcoming dates and locations. 

Children’s Mercy – Northland + Mercy East

COVID-19 testing at Children’s Mercy is only available by appointment utilizing Save My Spot. PCR test results are available in 1-2 days. Children should quarantine at home until results are received. Book online with Save My Spot.

First Point Urgent Care – Kansas City, Mo.

This clinic offers walk-in and online appointments. But it’s best services is rapid PCR tests (international travel approved). Get a PCR result in less than an hour. They also offer a COVID + Flu + RSV combo test. Learn more here.

Kauffman Stadium

Appointments will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan 10, 11, 12 and then begin again on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, and continue Jan. 18 and Jan. 19. Additional appointments may open based on demand. For more information and how to book your appointment, click here.

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services

Community testing events are for all Missouri residents and are free of charge. There is no pre-registration or appointment needed. Having a state issued identification card will speed up the process; however, no identification documents are required. As long as you arrive before the event closes, you will be guaranteed to receive a test. Find testing sites and hours here.

Cass County Health Department

The Cass County Health Department offers free COVID-19 testing (ages 4+) Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., in the parking lot  at 2061 N. Commercial St. in Harrisonville (formerly Hibbett Sports) by appointment only. The person being tested must live, work, or go to school in Cass County, Missouri.

Penn Valley – MCC

Self-collected PCR swab test with 1-2 days turnaround. This site offers on-site registration. Please bring your ID and insurance card (if you have them) to the site to receive your test. There is no out of pocket cost for the test and it is available for both insured and uninsured. The site is located at 3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, MO. Testing is offered Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Heavy Construction Laborers

In partnership with KCMO Health Department, testing is offered every Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 7820 Prospect, KCMO, 64132. Call 877-435-8411 with questions.

Any Lab Test Now, Independence

This Independence lab offers expedited PCR testing in 24 hours or less. This is a self-pay facility. Rapid antigen tests are available for $79 and PCT testing for travel is $189. Insurance is not accepted and payment is required at time of test. Book your appointment here.

University Health – Lakewood and Downtown Locations

To receive a COVID test through University Health, call 816-404-CARE and schedule an appointment at one of the following two testing locations:

  • At University Health Truman Medical Center (downtown campus), go to the parking garage entrance on Charlotte St. directly across from University Health 2, located at 2211 Charlotte Street.
  • At University Health Lakewood Medical Center (eastern Jackson County), enter parking lot A on the campus located at 7900 Lee’s Summit Road.
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!