COVID-19 test

Any resident of the City of St. Louis may now get a free test for COVID-19. Up until now due to limited supplies, COVID-19 testing in the city has been restricted to those persons showing symptoms.

Through a partnership with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, free tests are available at the following federally qualified health centers:

Affinia Health Care: 1717 Biddle St.; 8960 Jennings Station Rd.; 4414 North Florissant Ave.; 3930 S. Broadway (call 314-833-2777)

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center: 11642 W. Florissant Ave. (call 314-627-5404)

CareSTL Health: 2425 N. Whittier St.; 5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.; 5541 Riverview Blvd. (call 314-678-2460)

Family Care Health Centers: 401 Holly Hills Ave. (call 314-678-2460).

“Only being able to test symptomatic individuals has been similar to being in a fight with one hand tied behind your back,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. “Now that our testing capacity has increased to include testing of people without symptoms, we’ll have the opportunity to get a much better understanding on how widespread the disease is in the community.” 

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.