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Here's What You Need To Know Before Getting A Free Coronavirus Test In Kansas City

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Julie Denesha
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KCUR 89.3
The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department has resources to test 100-150 people at each drive-thru event, and still ends up turning people away, department deputy director Frank Thompson said.

The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department offers free COVID-19 tests every week.

You can get a free coronavirus test in Kansas City, but health officials ask that you do a self-assessment to determine whether you need it and how long to wait after possible exposure to request testing.

To schedule a COVID-19 test with the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department call 311 by 5 p.m. the day before you need to be tested. If your mobile service won't connect to 311, call 816-513-1313. Visit the health department's website for more information.

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