September 4, 2020

MU Health Care’s two COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will offer modified hours from 8 a.m. until noon on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

The two drive-thru testing sites, located at the Mizzou softball stadium parking lot next to the Hearnes Center and Mizzou North located at 115 Business Loop 70 W., will also be open Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon and closed on Sunday.

Patients must have a provider’s order to be tested at the drive-thru locations. To obtain an order, patients should take one of the following actions before arriving at a testing site:

  • Contact their primary care provider.
  • Call the newly established screening phone line at 573-884-0948.
    • There is no charge for a phone assessment.
    • The hotline is staffed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
    • However, this Monday, Labor Day, the phone line will only be available from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
  • Schedule a virtual assessment through Mizzou Quick Care.
    • Each visit will cost up to $59 depending on insurance coverage.
  • Complete a virtual assessment through
    • Each visit will cost up to $59 depending on insurance coverage.
    • Visits are staffed by MU Health Care Urgent Care providers around the clock.

Once tested, patients will be notified of their result as soon as it is processed, via a message in the HealthConnect portal. Patients with a positive result also will receive a phone call. To login or create a portal account, patients should visit

Patients who should be assessed for COVID-19 include individuals who have fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion, nausea, diarrhea, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell.

People who have been directly exposed to someone with COVID-19 should quarantine and be tested if directed by a contact tracer or if they start showing symptoms. The current recommendation for testing after exposure is to wait seven to nine days if you have no symptoms. Testing too soon after exposure can provide a false negative result.

Patients suffering severe symptoms or breathing problems should go to the emergency department or call 911.

For more details about these additional services and information regarding COVID-19, visit