How Do I Get Tested for COVID-19?

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Here is what you need to know about getting tested for COVID-19.

The drive-thru sites will test college students who follow directions below, and each campus also has a process and/or advice for testing. Click links for details: Mizzou, Columbia College, Stephens College.

Symptoms

If you're experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19, you should be assessed by a health care provider. A doctor's order is required to be tested for COVID-19.

Learn about the latest symptom information at cdc.gov. Symptoms might include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of taste or smell

If you have severe symptoms, including difficulty breathing, go to the Emergency Department or call 911.

If you have mild symptoms, get assessed by a doctor

A doctor's order is required to be tested for COVID-19.

Options for assessment:

  • Contact your primary care provider.
  • Call our screening line at 573-884-0948.
    • Available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday
    • There is no charge for a phone assessment.
  • Schedule a virtual assessment through Mizzou Quick Care.
    • Each video visit will cost up to $59 depending on your insurance coverage.
  • Complete a video visit at muhealthvideovisits.org.
    • Each video visit will cost up to $59 depending on your insurance coverage.

After you are assessed by a health care provider, you can come to MU Health Care's drive-thru testing site. See location details.

Drive-thru testing is available:

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
  • The drive-thru site is closed Sunday.

How will I be notified of results?

The test results notification process differs based on your results. Patients will be notified of their test result as soon as it is processed, typically within 48 hours, via a message in the HealthConnect portal. If you don't have a HealthConnect account, you can sign up here.

How much does testing cost?

The charge for a COVID-19 lab test is $150. If you have insurance, that company will be billed. At this time, there is no co-pay or co-insurance. If your insurance denies the claim, you will receive a bill. If you do not have insurance, there is no charge.

Where is the drive-thru testing site?

Mizzou North

The testing site is on the north side of Mizzou North building at 115 Business Loop 70 W in Columbia. Enter off Garth Avenue.

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