Beginning Dec. 1, Bothwell Regional Health Center will provide drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Sheep Pavilion on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
Testing hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. People must pre-register for testing by calling (660) 827-7900 or going online after Dec. 1 at www.brhc.org/covidtest.
“For efficiency and timeliness, people are encouraged to register ahead of time,” said Keith Morrow, Bothwell’s vice president of clinic operations. “However, there will also be a registration area inside the testing entrance gate.”
People should enter the fairgrounds at gate 6A on Clarendon Road and follow signs for pre-registration or registration.
The move from curbside testing at Bothwell’s Walk In Clinic to the fairgrounds is to protect health care workers from the winter elements.
“Since the pandemic started in early 2020, Bothwell has been offering curbside testing at the Walk In Clinic at 10th and Winchester,” Morrow said. “With winter weather approaching, the move to the fairgrounds will allow our health care workers to administer COVID-19 tests and be better protected from rain, snow and cold weather. We are grateful to the team at the Missouri State Fairgrounds for working with Bothwell on this move.”
Bothwell will not provide curbside testing at the Walk In Clinic during the winter months; however, people may still receive COVID-19 tests inside the clinic through a provider appointment. The clinic is located on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center at 3700 W. 10th Street.
The winter COVID-19 testing site will be at the fairgrounds until March 31.