What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

Call 816-923-5800. Swope Health will offer COVID-19 testing to individuals who are experiencing symptoms of the disease that started within the last 14 days: cough, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell.

Testing is available at Swope Health Central and Swope Health Wyandotte, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment. Call 816-923-5800 to be scheduled for drive-through or walk-up testing.

If you have emergency warning signs, call 911 or go to the hospital right away. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Having a hard time breathing or shortness of breath (more than what has been normal for you during pregnancy)
  • Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest
  • Sudden confusion
  • Being unable to respond to others
  • Blue lips or face

If you go to the hospital, try to call ahead to let them know you are coming so they can prepare.

What should pregnant women do to avoid the coronavirus?

The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person contact. Pregnant women can take the same steps as other people to protect themselves, including:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cleaning hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if you can’t wash them (rub until your hands feel dry)
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Staying home as much as possible
  • Staying at least 6 feet away from other people if you need to go out
  • Avoiding people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your house, such as doorknobs, light switches, cell phones, table tops, and toilets.

Download our PDF resource for pregnant women.

Community Testing


  • Beginning September 8, any Kansas City, Missouri resident can make an appointment for any testing event.
  • As of August 24, walk-up tests will only be available from 9-11a.m. Appointments will run from 11:00a.m.- 1:45p.m.
    *Appointment strongly recommended due to high demand for testing.
  • Call 311 by 5 p.m. the day before a testing to schedule an appointment.
  • Must be a KCMO, Jackson County or Clay County resident.
  • Symptoms or no symptoms.
  • Must be seven years or older.
  • Drive-through and LIMITED on-site testing available.


  • No appointment required
  • Will test individuals who are a resident of or worker in Wyandotte County who:
    • Are experiencing symptoms of the disease that started within the last 14 days: cough, fever, sore throat, headache, tiredness, shortness of breath, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell
    • Do not have symptoms but had close contact or exposure to someone with COVID-19 over the past 14 days
    • Do not have symptoms but are considered high-risk, including those with an underlying chronic disease or condition that can weaken the immune system, healthcare or daycare personnel, individuals older than age 65, and persons living with a disability
  • Drive-through or on-site testing available

Swope Health in the Community

Swope Health is in your neighborhood, providing testing and support:

Since March 30, we’ve been offering COVID-19 testing at Swope Health Central, at a drive-up testing site near Building C, and at Swope Health Wyandotte. You can come in to either location from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment. Call 816-923-5800 to schedule your appointment.

Swope Health is also working closely with the Kansas City Health Department to provide testing in the community, specifically in ZIP codes 64114, 64116,  64118, 64119, 64123, 64124, ,64126 64127, 64128, 64129, 64130,  64132,  64134, 64151 and 64157.

In Wyandotte County, Swope Health is working with the Unified Government Health Department and the Wyandotte County Health Equity Taskforce. Targeted ZIP codes are: 66101, 66102, 66103, 66104, 66105, 66106, 66109, 66111, 66112, 66115, 66116, 66117 and 66118.

Learn more about what it takes to host a community testing site.

Locations where Swope Health has provided community testing include:

  • KIPP Endeavor Academy Charter School, 2700 E. 18th, Kansas City, MO
  • Franklin Center, 1403 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103
  • Hope Faith Ministries, 705 Virginia Ave., Kansas City, MO 64106
  • Trails West Library Branch Kansas City Public Library, 11401 E. 23rd South, Independence, MO 64052
  • Southeast Branch Kansas City Public Library, 6242 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
  • La Fe En Jesucristo / Faith Church, 1500 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102
  • Concord Fortress of Hope Church, 11050 W. Longview Parkway Kansas City, MO 64134
  • Quindaro Community Center, 2726 Brown Ave., Kansas City, KS 66104