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COVID-19 Mobile Testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

KC CARE will begin offering mobile testing starting Monday, May 18th through August 7th.  If you are a Kansas City, Missouri, resident, the test is FREE.

 

COMMUNITY TESTING LOCATIONS

Please call 311 to schedule an appointment.  We will be taking scheduled appointments from 9:00am- 11:30am.  Walk-up or drive thru testing without an appointment will be available from 11:30am- 2pm, or until tests run out. 

SEPTEMBER DATES

  • Monday, September 21st:  Friendship Baptist Church | 3530 Chelsea Dr | KCMO 64128
  • Tuesday, September 22nd: Kansas City University – Parking Lot G | 1615 Independence Ave | KCMO 64106
  • Monday, September 28th:  Friendship Baptist Church | 3530 Chelsea Dr | KCMO 64128
  • Tuesday, September 29th:  Sheffield Assembly of God | 5700 Winner Road | KCMO 64127

OCTOBER DATES

  • Monday, October 5th:  Friendship Baptist Church | 3530 Chelsea Dr | KCMO 64128
  • Tuesday, October 6th: Kansas City University – Parking Lot G | 1615 Independence Ave | KCMO 64106
  • Monday, October 12th:  Friendship Baptist Church | 3530 Chelsea Dr | KCMO 64128
  • Tuesday, October 13th:  Sheffield Assembly of God | 5700 Winner Road | KCMO 6412
  • Monday, October 19th:  Friendship Baptist Church | 3530 Chelsea Dr | KCMO 64128
  • Tuesday, October 20th: Kansas City University – Parking Lot G | 1615 Independence Ave | KCMO 64106
  • Monday, October 26th:  Friendship Baptist Church | 3530 Chelsea Dr | KCMO 64128
  • Tuesday, October 27th Sheffield Assembly of God | 5700 Winner Road | KCMO 6412

How does it work?

  • Look for KC CARE signage at the stated location.
  • You will be directed to a line where a volunteer will collect demographic information and have you sign a consent-to-treatment form.
  • You will then be directed to a testing line, where you will wait until you are directed to move your car forward into the testing tent.
  • A provider will come to your window and give directions for your testing.
  • Once the testing is complete, a volunteer will provide you with important information and next steps regarding the results of your test.

How will I be notified of my test results?

  • Test results are generally available within 48-72 hours but may be longer due to lab volume and processing times.
  • Whether the result is positive or negative, a KC CARE staff member will contact you at the number provided on the consent form.
  • We must have a good phone number that accepts incoming calls or allows us to leave a message that your test results are available.
  • If your test result is negative, we will leave a voicemail. If positive, we will leave a message to call us back, or we will send an email requesting a call back if you provide an email address.
  • Please return our call as soon as possible. We will not leave test results on a voicemail message.

What happens if my COVID test is positive?

  • A KC CARE staff member will contact you at the number or email provided.
  • If your test is positive, we will leave you a message to call us back, or we will send an email requesting a call back if you provide an email address.
  • Positive results for COVID-19 will be reported to the appropriate government officials, including the KCMO Health Department.
  • The Health Department will contact you to follow up on your positive results.
  • You can have a positive COVID test whether you are showing symptoms or are totally free of symptoms.
  • If your test is positive, you are expected to quarantine yourself and remain home. Do not go out in public other than for medical visits.
  • The COVID-19 test is not 100% accurate and cannot be used to rule out an infection. The test cannot tell you if you have had a prior COVID-19 infection.

What if I am having serious symptoms?

  • Should you need medical attention, you are encouraged to contact your preferred medical provider prior to showing up at the facility.
  • If you are positive and would like to see one of KC CARE’s medical providers, you can call 816.753.5144 to schedule an appointment.  Telehealth visits are available.
  • You may be eligible for Medicaid if you test positive for COVID-19. A KC CARE Health Insurance Navigator can assist you with this process. Please call 816.753.5144 x1380 or email navigators@kccare.org
  • You can also call Medicaid directly at 800.318.8596 to initiate an application.

If you are having difficulty breathing, we suggest that you go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

What happens if my test is negative?

If your test is negative, we hope you will continue to be safe. We recommend that you always wear a mask in public, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing.