Last updated: March 2, 2022

JCMG offers COVID-19 testing at our Express Care locations. Due to increased demand, waits might vary and be longer than expected. Thank you for your patience as we safely evaluate as many patients as possible.

Express Care Stadium
Express Care Elm Court
Pediatric Express Care
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Call: (573) 634-4878 Call: (573) 634-4878 Call: (573) 556-7704
1241 W Stadium Blvd (Directions) 1735 Elm Court (Directions) 1241 W Stadium Blvd, JCMG Women and Children’s Center, 2nd Floor (Directions)
Free MO DHSS Free Community Testing Days

MO DHSS hosts regular Community Testing Days across the state, with one being in Jefferson City about every 2 weeks.

  • Most of the events are drive-thru events; if an event is indoors, the site information will clearly indicate as such.
  • Some sites have an appointment time and require pre-registration.
  • Family and friends may assist in registration of others needing testing.
  • If the sites does not require pre-registration, having a state issued identification card available at the testing site will speed up the process immensely; however, no identification documents are required.
  • The test used at these community testing events is a PCR test done by an anterior nares swab to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Results will be available as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours from the event.

Learn more: health.mo.gov/communitytest

Free At-Home Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Further information on these tests:

  • They are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR.
  • They can be taken anywhere.
  • Results are available within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required).
  • They work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms or are up-to-date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines.
  • These tests are also referred to as “self-tests” or “over-the-counter” (OTC) tests.

Learn more: covidtests.gov

Purchasable Take-Home Tests from JCMG Pharmacy

JCMG Pharmacy has tests available for purchase (CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test by AccessBio).

Further information on these tests:

  • Two (2) tests in a box, available for purchase for $24.99 for the box.
  • Maximum of 3 boxes per customer.
  • Smart phone required; must download app to see results.
  • They are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR.
  • They can be taken anywhere.
  • Results are available within 10 minutes (no lab drop-off required).
  • They work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms or are up-to-date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines.
  • These tests are also referred to as “self-tests” or “over-the-counter” (OTC) tests.