COVID-19 Testing

If you are seeking COVID-19 testing - whether you are feeling ill, might have been exposed or for some other reason - there are multiple options in the area. Please note that different test sites have different requirements and set-ups and some options require making an appointment in advance. 

Most urgent care clinics now have rapid testing resources available. Contact your health care provider or an urgent care clinic near you to find additional testing resources.

If you are seeking a test because you are experiencing symptoms or have been recently exposed, please remember to isolate or quarantine before and after your test. This will help prevent sickness from spreading to others while you await results. See our Feeling Sick page for detailed information.

Easy to Read info about testing - CDC


Did you take an at-home COVID test and test positive? You can report your result to the health department by filling out this form. Participation is completely voluntary but helps us to get a more accurate picture of case numbers in our area.

Treatment for COVID-19

Test to Treat

The Test to Treat program can provide fast, easier access to lifesaving COVID-19 treatments. If you test positive, you can see a health care provider, and if eligible, get a prescription for an oral COVID-19 treatment and have that prescription filled—all at one location. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms.

You can use the web-based Test to Treat locator to find a participating site in your area. You can also call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). The call center is open from 8am to midnight ET, 7 days a week.

COVID Testing Options in (or near) Clay County


Curative's testing clinics are located around Kansas City, offering free PCR tests. Secure an appointment by booking online


Platte County Health Department

Appointments offered Mondays and Fridays, 9-11 a.m. at their Parkville location. Testing is free and results are available within 2 hours.

Make appointment


Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services Testing Events

All Missouri residents can receive a free COVID-19 test at these events. Learn more here.

  • Mondays & Thursdays 10am-6pm: Heavy Construction Laborers, Local #663, 7820 Prospect, Kansas City, MO 64132
*Also see their statewide map of testing locations*


eTrueNorth Testing

  • Hy-Vee at 7117 N Prospect, Gladstone
  • Price Chopper at 500 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City
  • Hy-Vee at 8301 N St Clair Ave, Kansas City
  • Hy-Vee at 5330 NW 64th Street, Kansas City
  • Auburn Pharmacy at 1103 S 169 Hwy, Smithville
When: Days and hours vary - please reference the location-specific information through the website.

Make an appointment at


CVS Health

Who can be tested: Missouri residents 3+ years old

Cost: Free; insurance accepted
Register at



No cost, drive-through testing for ages 3+. Rapid and PCR Testing available at various locations. Learn more and sign up.


Next Care Urgent Care

Liberty (1860 Church Road)
Offers antibody testing and rapid testing. Learn more.


First Point Urgent Care

Location: 8144 NW Prairie View Rd., KCMO 64151 (Platte County)
When: Mon.-Fri. 1-5 p.m. and Sat./Sun. 12-4 p.m.

Offers Rapid Nasal PCR/Molecular, Rapid Antigen Nasal, Antibody Blood Tests. Learn more and book appointment.


Children's Mercy Northland

Location: 501 N.W. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155
Who: Ages 2 months to 22 years

Schedule online


Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

Downtown KC Campus - 825 Euclid Ave. Kansas City, MO 64124
Mondays and Fridays, 8 a.m. - Noon, 1-4 p.m.
To make an appointment, call 816-474-4920. 


Still need more options?

This webpage is updated regularly to provide our community with a helpful and up-to-date resource for COVID-19 testing
A test site's inclusion on this list does not necessarily indicate that the site is hosted or endorsed by Clay County Public Health Center. Please refer to each clinic's website for the most accurate and complete information. Clay County Public Health Center is not responsible for the content of external sites.

KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MIssouri 64153
KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MIssouri 64153
KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MIssouri 64153

Local Testing Data

For more data regarding testing and results, visit the Clay County Public Health Center COVID-19 Hub.

While Waiting for Results


What Your Test Results Mean


How do we measure the presence of variants like Omicron?

Missouri is participating in the national surveillance for COVID-19 variants of concern. Our state’s public health laboratory is sequencing a limited amount of samples for presence of genetic material specific to each variant. See the latest data.

Since February 2021, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has been collaborating with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the University of Missouri to test wastewater samples for the presence of COVID-19 variants in our communities. Learn more about Missouri’s Sewershed Surveillance Project.