Information on COVID-19 Testing
Getting tested for COVID-19 is critical because it’s the only way to know for sure who has the virus and who doesn’t. If you have the virus but don’t know it, you could unintentionally spread it to loved ones and across your community
COVID-19 Testing Frequently Asked Questions
Testing locations follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including implementing social distancing, masks and cleanliness.
If you have coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath, you need to get tested. If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has the virus, you need to get tested — even if you don’t have symptoms.
Public health experts recommend individuals with no symptoms get tested 5 to 7 days after exposure. Anyone with symptoms should get tested as soon as possible.
Yes. Only health care providers and local or state public health departments will have information about test results. They will not share names or contact information with any other agencies.
Local Testing Event Calendar
Find a Testing Event
Find a COVID testing event near you using the Greater Kansas City COVID-19 Testing Calendar. The calendar compiles information from multiple agencies and organizations in the region, including health clinics, public health departments, hospitals and free community events. Guidance about minimum age, cost and pre-registration for each testing location are included on the calendar, when possible.
Each location may have different guidelines for who can be tested. Many sites offer free tests even if you don’t have insurance, and test results are confidential. Call ahead for specific details.
Submit Testing Events
Don’t see a testing event? Submit a contact form to share upcoming pop-up COVID-19 testing events in the greater Kansas City region.
COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
Testing is also available through local health organizations and private companies. Use the Testing Site Finder below to locate a testing site near you.
Site results will include more information, including type of testing available, contact information, and other important considerations for choosing where to get tested.