The University of Kansas Health System offers appointment-only drive-thru COVID-19 testing for people who are scheduled at our facilities for a procedure, operation or planned labor and delivery.
These COVID-19 swab locations are not available for walk-in testing and are by appointment only for current patients. If you are a patient and would like to make a COVID-19 testing appointment, contact your health system primary care provider. If you are not a current patient, you can still set up a COVID-19 urgent care video visit. For testing sites outside of The University of Kansas Health System, explore the following resources :
COVID-19 patient testing information
Knowing your coronavirus or COVID-19 status is important to you and your care team. Although you may not have any symptoms, travel or exposure related to routine COVID-19 screening, your status affects how your healthcare team will plan for your procedure and hospital stay.
Pre-op COVID-19 testing guidance
Although you may not have any symptoms, travel or exposure related to routine COVID-19 screening, your status affects how your healthcare team will plan for your procedure and hospital stay. Our surgical specialists will refer you for COVID-19 testing 48-72 hours prior to a procedure, operation or planned labor and delivery.
Should you begin to experience symptoms, travel or be exposed to a COVID-19 patient, immediately contact your care team. Your screening guidance may change. For your safety and convenience, we offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations.
Patients should quarantine after testing and until their procedure.
COVID-19 testing locations
Your COVID-19 test appointment will be at one of our drive-thru locations. Our team will come out to you. Please remain in your vehicle. Our team members collect the test sample using a swab and will be wearing all the necessary personal protective equipment, so you do not need to wear a mask. However, if you are symptomatic and have someone else driving you to your appointment, please wear a mask to protect your friend or loved one.
Patients should only visit their scheduled location. Please bring photo ID. Patients younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
When you arrive
Follow the cones to park.You will need to call from your vehicle to check in.
Driving directions to main campus swab clinic
To get in line for your appointment at our main campus, from Rainbow Boulevard:
- Turn east onto 39th Street.
- Turn south onto Cambridge Street.
- Turn west onto Olathe Boulevard.
COVID-19 testing FAQ
We expect your insurance company will fully cover COVID-19 testing when medically necessary and ordered by a physician and that you will incur no out-of-pocket expense. If you do not have insurance, we will work to recover your cost from the federally available funding specifically set up for COVID-19 testing and treatment.
If you do receive a balance due from your COVID-19 testing or treatment, call our business office as soon as possible. Call 913-588-5820 or 877-287-9268 Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. You may also ask questions via MyChart through the Ask a Question/Customer Service Question function.
It is extremely important that you quarantine between getting tested and the date of your scheduled procedure. Please stay at home, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, clean high-touch surfaces and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
We will contact you by phone or through MyChart when your test results are available. MyChart is the fastest way to receive your results. If you do not have a MyChart account, sign up now.
If your result is positive, you may or may not be able to have surgery, and we’ll guide you through appropriate care. Contact your care team for recommendations and next steps.
If your result is negative, your surgery will proceed, and we will notify you of scheduling details and next steps in MyChart.
Isolate yourself at home and call your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can find a doctor at The University of Kansas Health System. Call 913-588-1227 for assistance. You can also schedule an urgent care video visit on MyChart to connect with a health system doctor from the comfort of your home.
Call 913-588-1600. Making changes to your test date may delay your surgery.
If you need to make changes to your swab test appointment, contact the care team that scheduled the appointment for you. Your care team may also assist with testing accommodations, such as arrangements for those without a cell phone or with hearing impairment.
If your COVID-19 test is scheduled in preparation for surgery, be aware that changes to your test date may delay your surgery. Many surgical specialists order COVID-19 testing to occur 48-72 hours prior to a procedure, surgery or planned labor and delivery. If you change your procedure date, please change your COVID-19 test appointment as well.
Follow these recommended guidelines:
- Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wear a mask when you are away from home.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly.
- Practice physical distancing and stay home when sick.
A COVID-19 antibody test looks for the presence of antibodies that may indicate a person was at some point infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. To discuss options for antibody testing, contact your primary care provider.
If you think you have COVID-19, call your primary care provider or set up an urgent care video visit.