May 19, 2020
MU Health Care’s drive-thru testing site for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Patients who require immediate testing Monday can go to the emergency department at University Hospital or Women’s and Children’s Hospital. If patients do want to get tested in the emergency department, they should call ahead before arriving so health care staff can take steps to limit their exposure to others.
The drive-thru testing site, which is located behind the Mizzou softball field next to the Hearnes Center, will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until noon, then will re-open Tuesday and resume normal hours, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.
For those experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms such as fever or cough, MU Health Care offers a free video visit through our virtual urgent care platform. To access the service, visit muhealthvideovisits.org and select the "COVID19" video visit option. Those approved for testing can utilize the drive-thru testing location. Results are often available within 24-48 hours.
Patients suffering severe symptoms or breathing problems should call ahead to the emergency department before arriving to ensure health care staff can prepare for the individual’s arrival.
For more details about these additional services and information regarding COVID-19, visit muhealth.org/coronavirus.