KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The surge of COVID-19 cases associated with the omicron variant has many across Kansas City scrambling for COVID-19 tests.
There are several testing resources Kansas Citians can access to help line up a drive-thru test.
On the Missouri side, PrepareMetroKC.org has a list of COVID-19 testing by day, including events in Cass County, the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, University Health Lakewood and the Jackson County Health Department.
Missouri residents can also receive a test via mail by calling 626-434-3596 or visiting the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website.
On the Kansas side, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment maintains an interactive map on its website showing several dozen testing sites.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offers a similar listingof local testing locations.
RideKC also does COVID-19 at its transit centers.
COVID-19 testing (PCR) is open to the public at these locations at no cost:
- East Village Transit Center, Charlotte Street and east 12th Street, Monday through Saturday, 9 am. to 5 p.m. — Register for the East Village Testing Site
- Prospect Avenue and east 75th Street, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m. — Register for the 75th & Prospect Testing Site
- Boardwalk Square, 8551 north Boardwalk Avenue, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Register for the Boardwalk Square Testing Site
Many individual county and city health departments also maintain websites offering COVID-19 testing information:
Jackson County, Missouri
Johnson County, Kansas
Wyandotte County, Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri
Clay County, Missouri
Cass County, Missouri
Platte County, Missouri
Leavenworth County, Kansas