Getting Tested Keeps the Virus Under Control

Dangerous COVID-19 variants are on the rise in St. Louis County. If you are unvaccinated, you are still at risk of serious illness. If you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, it’s important to get tested as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Testing

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COVID-19 tests are available at all three St. Louis County Public Health Clinics.

John C Murphy Health Center

Drive-thru Testing

South County Health Center

Drive-thru Testing

North Central Health Center

Curbside Testing

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COVID-19 tests are offered at all three St. Louis County Public Health Clinic locations – follow the link below to view all available appointment types.

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Who Should Get Tested

Everyone in St. Louis County can and should get tested if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

People who belong to high risk groups should think about getting tested regularly if they haven’t been vaccinated, or if they begin showing COVID-19 symptoms even after vaccination.
These groups include:

  • The hospitalized or critically ill
  • Those living in a congregate setting like a nursing home
  • Individuals over 60 or with an existing chronic medical condition
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone with a known COVID-19 infection
  • Healthcare workers


If you test positive it’s important to follow safety guidelines to make sure you, your friends and family are safe – even if you don’t feel sick!

Your community is here for you during this uncertain time. St. Louis County has resources, services and benefits to help you as you recover from COVID-19. If you do test positive, here’s how you can stay safe:

  • Stay home and isolate from others
  • Keep track of how you feel and look for emergency signs
  • Stay 6 feet away from others and wear a mask
  • Wash and sanitize your hands as often as you can

Covid-19 Testing FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Testing

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about COVID-19 testing.

Should I get tested?

If you’ve been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested, especially if you belong to a high risk group

What can I expect from my test?

Depending on the testing resources available, the test will collect saliva, a nasal swab, or nasopharyngeal swab

When can I expect my results, and how can I stay safe until I have them?

Results can be expected in 24-72 hours depending on the type of test. Before you get your results, be sure to wear a mask, maintain social distance, and wash your hands often

Why is testing important?

Although vaccination efforts are well underway, variants will pose a threat until we can get enough people vaccinated. Testing and identifying, isolating and treating cases of COVID-19 will help us keep cases low, and help stop the spread of dangerous variants

I’m vaccinated: Do I still need to get tested?

Vaccinations make serious illness from COVID-19 very unlikely. However, if you are a vaccinated person that has symptoms of COVID-19, you should still consider getting tested, especially if you are a member of a high-risk group.

When should I seek medical attention?

If you or a loved one develop any emergency warning signs, it’s advised that you seek medical attention immediately. Signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Please note this list is not exhaustive. Please consult your medical provider or seek emergency medical services if you experience severe or concerning symptoms.