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.
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.
COVID Testing Options
Update 12/15/22: Americans can now order 4 more free at-home testing kits for their household. Order here.
At-home COVID-19 antigen tests are fast, easy, and reliable. They are available for sale at many retail stores and pharmacies.
- Learn more about insurance reimbursement for at-home tests.
- 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.
Local Testing Sites
- Next Care Urgent Care
- First Point Urgent Care
- Platte County Health Department
- Jackson County Health Department (Free; also tests for RSV and influenza; same day results; 313 S Liberty, Independence, MO)
- Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
- eTrue North Testing locations
- Missouri's map of testing locations
- Visit Prepare Metro KC for a list of test sites in the KC region
- Information from U.S. Health & Human Services
- Search for No-Cost COVID-19 Testing (CDC)
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.
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.
Local Testing DataFor more data regarding testing and results, visit the Clay County Public Health Center COVID-19 Hub.
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.