Swope Health Provides COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

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We are happy to report that Swope Health is offering COVID-19 testing from our Central facility, 3801 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., and our Wyandotte clinic, 21 N. 12th St. in Kansas City, Kan. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What you need to know:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to call us at 816-923-5800. You will speak with a provider who can assess your situation and schedule you for a test.

If you are a Swope Health patient, we can schedule you at the Central drive-through clinic near Building C or at the Wyandotte COVID-19 office. Both are separated, as a precaution, from other areas of the clinics that are open for non-COVID-19 healthcare.

If you are not a Swope Health patient, you must complete registration before we can schedule an appointment. This must occur in person at this time, so we will ask you to come to either the Central or Wyandotte COVID-19 clinic to register. Please bring an ID, proof of address, health and health insurance records with you. While there is no charge for COVID-19 testing, you may be eligible for sliding fee payments for other healthcare services, so please bring proof of income as well.

You can learn more about registration and download forms in advance, if you like. Forms are available in English and Spanish.

Swope Health COVID-19 Testing in the Community

Swope Health is also conducting testing at locations in the community. If you are interested in having Swope Health professionals conduct testing at your church or non-profit location, please contact mmarroquin@swopehealth.org or akuhnlein@swopehealth.org.

Swope Health will be at Franklin Center, 1403 Metropolitan Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 30.

The Testing Process

When you come for your test, we’ll talk with you about your symptoms and possible exposure. The first step in the test is collecting a sample. This involves placing a sterile swab, like a long Q-tip, at the back of your nasal passage for several seconds. It’s a bit uncomfortable but you can still breathe and talk.

After a sample is collected, the swab goes into a liquid-filled tube for transport to the testing lab. The collection itself takes several seconds. The entire encounter, including check in and completing paperwork, may take as long as 30 minutes. We typically receive results in about 48 hours and will contact you when we have the results.

Questions?

Contact Swope Health with questions about COVID-19 testing at 816-923-5800.

Kansas City Health Department Testing April 27-29, 2020

Swope Health is supporting testing sponsored by the Kansas City Health Department April 27-29 at pop-up testing locations throughout the city.

Swope Health will provide testing at KIPP Endeavor Academy Charter School, 2700 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

If you’d like to be tested, you must register. You’ll be scheduled for an appointment.

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