Drive-through Coronavirus testing will be available for free for Webster County residents on the 22nd.
Testing will be done at the Webster County Fairgrounds by appointment.
The testing will be done by a collaboration of Webster County health providers.
They ask if residents have insurance they bring proof of insurance, but no cost will be required of anyone, insurance or not.
The press release is attached below.
MARSHFIELD, MO – A collaborative group of Webster County’s healthcare providers is pleased to announce that they will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) testing at no cost to county residents. To be eligible for the testing, residency in Webster County is required. For this testing, presence of symptoms is not required, and a doctor’s order is not needed.
Residents wishing to be tested should bring healthcare insurance information to the event. If a resident is not covered by insurance, or if insurance only covers part of the cost of the testing, there will be no cost to the person being tested. Members of the Board of Directors of the Webster County Health Unit have appropriated funding from their budget to cover these costs.
Community sampling, like that being performed in Webster County, gives the Health Unit a better sense of COVID-19 prevalence in a given area, which will help guide its response and ease uncertainty for Missourians. If prevalence is low, this will help reassure citizens that it is safe to begin re-engaging in the community and returning to somewhat normal operations. If prevalence is higher, quick and proactive steps will be taken to keep the virus from spreading further in the community.
There will be two options for testing at the event, including antibody and PCR testing. PCR testing is conducted by nasal swab and tests for current infection. Antibody testing is performed by blood sampling and tests for evidence of past infection.
Testing will be performed on Monday, June 22nd at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Marshfield (614 N. Marshall Street). Testing is done by appointment only. A time slot can be scheduled by calling 417-859-2400. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Collaborative partners in the Webster County Mobile Testing Unit are CoxHealth / Cox EMS, Jordan Valley Community Health Center – Marshfield, Marshfield Fire Department, Mercy, OCH Wellpointe Family Medical Clinic, and the Webster County Health Unit.