A collaborative group of Webster County’s healthcare providers announced Monday that they will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) testing at no cost on Monday, Oct. 26, at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Marshfield, just north of the city square.
This event is open to anyone, regardless of the county of residency.
For this testing, presence of symptoms is not required, and a doctor’s order is not needed. PCR testing will be provided at the event, which is conducted by nasal swab and tests for current infection.
Anyone wishing to be tested should bring healthcare insurance information to the event. If you are 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.
Testing will be performed on Monday, Oct. 26, and will be offered on a no-appointment-needed basis between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m.
During those hours, face-covering masks will be available at no cost to anyone needing them.
In addition to the Marshfield drive-thru test site, no-cost testing is offered by appointment at the Fordland Clinic at that city’s eastern edge.
Test appointments at the Fordland Clinic can be made by calling the clinic at 417-767-2273.