Free community COVID testing, vaccine dates, locations in southeast MO, southern IL

(KBSI) – The state of Missouri is assisting with free community COVID testing, according to the Mississippi County Health Department.

All individuals are encouraged to wear a mask. There were 31 positives in the 0-19 age group of the 88 new positives in Mississippi County the last week of August into the first week of September.

An infusion site has opened in Sikeston at the Miner Nursing Home.

More information on COVID-19 free testing.

The following are drive-thru testing events. There is no pre-registration or appointment needed to receive a test. Having a state issued identification card available at the testing site will speed up the process immensely; however, no identification documents are required. As long as you arrive before the event closes, you will be guaranteed to receive a test. Results will be available as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours from the event.

Since the Friday, Sept. 3 morning report, the Perry County Health Department has been notified of 59 additional positive cases of COVID-19 as of Sept. 7.

  • 0-12 years –  4
  • 13-17 years – 11
  • 18-64 years – 39
  • 65 and up – 5

Total COVID-19 numbers

  • 259 active cases
  • 3800 released from isolation
  • 68 deaths

Saturday, Sept. 11
1 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Courthouse
100 S. Jackson Street
McCleansboro, IL 62859

Tuesdays, September 14, 21, & 28
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Whiteley Park Parking Lot
Highways 53 and 142
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

This testing is open to anyone and you do not need an appointment. The test results should be back in 24 hours. Individuals are asked to enter the alley from Lincoln Street so it does not block the Main Street Pharmacy’s drive-thru. This testing will be every Tuesday for four weeks starting September 7.

Fridays, September 17 & 24
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Carter County Health Center
Drive-Thru Testing Facility
1611 Health Center Road
Van Buren, MO 63965

Sunday, Sept. 19
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Osage Centre, West Parking Lot
1625 N Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Former Regions Bank
127 E Main Street
East Prairie, MO 63845

September 7, 14, 21, and 28
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Whiteley Park Parking Lot
Highways 53 and 142
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Wednesday, September 8
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
New Madrid Public Safety Center Parking Lot
342 US Hwy 61
New Madrid, MO 63869

Wednesday, September 8
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Carter County Health Center
Drive-Thru Testing Facility
1611 Health Center Road
Van Buren, MO 63965

Thursdays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Missouri Highlands Health Care Central Office, Parking Lot
110 S 2nd Street
Ellington, MO 63638

Fridays, Sept. 17 and 24
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Carter County Health Center
Drive-Thru Testing Facility
1611 Health Center Road
Van Buren, MO 63965

Saturdays, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Doniphan Urgent Care, Parking Lot
109 Plum Street
Doniphan, MO 63935

Sunday, September 19
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Osage Centre, West Parking Lot
1625 N Kingshighway Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Sundays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Former Dunklin County Health Center, parking lot
410 Teaco Road
Kennett, MO 63957


The Jefferson County Health Department in Mount Vernon, Ill. released COVID-19 testing locations.

Hamilton County, Illinois COVID-19 testing sites

Mt. Vernon, IL
Express Care of Mt. Vernon Urgent Care
1104 S 42nd St.
(618) 315-6360
Closes 8 p.m.

SSM Health Express Clinic
Rent One Plaza
602 S 42nd St.
(618) 899-3278
Closes 7 p.m.

CVS Pharmacy
Mt Vernon, IL
(618) 242-2074
Closes 8 p.m.

Community Health Center
2920 Veterans Memorial Dr
Closes 5 p.m.
(618) 244-6544

Mount Vernon VA Clinic
Medical clinic at 4101 N Water Tower Pl
(618) 246-2910

The Medicine Shoppe
RAPID TESTING ONLY
1315 W Main St.
Mt. Vernon, IL
(618) 242-8776

NewMed Diagnostics
2801 Broadway Suite A
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

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