Changes to COVID Drive-Thru Testing Site at Local Walmart Stores

Press Release

JOPLIN, MO – NOV. 24 – As we enter the winter season, several COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites in your area will transition to curbside pickup of self-administered collection kits. Customers can request a test kit at

COVID-19 self-collection kits will be delivered curbside at the Walmart store located at:

·         100 Commercial Lane, Pineville, MO, 64856

COVID-19 self-collection kits will be delivered through the pharmacy drive-thru and observed by the pharmacist at the following Walmart store locations:

·         1600 East 7th, Joplin, MO, 64801

·         25145 Demott Dr, Joplin, MO, 64801

Testing is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials and will test adults who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested. Please note, testing is not conducted at the Walmart stores and Test Kits are not to be picked up inside Walmart stores. Please remain inside your vehicle.

Details regarding the testing sites:

·         Curbside pickup of test kits will be open 7 days per week, weather permitting

o    M-Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM, and 2:30 PM – 4 PM

o    Sunday: 10 AM – 1 PM, and 2:30 PM – 4 PM

·         To pick up a test kit, patients must request an appointment through Quest’s MyQuestTM online portal, which will screen and schedule appointments for pick-up for those individuals that meet medical eligibility for testing.

·         Once on site, those picking up a kit will park in the pharmacy pick-up parking spaces (located on the Pharmacy side of the parking lot) and call the number on the sign; those picking up a kit will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification and ID check. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.

·         The test kit will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose at their convenience at home.

·         Once the sample has been collected, patients can follow the directions on how to ship the test kit for processing, following the included instructions.

·         Quest Diagnostics will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable departments of health.

·         Results will be available to those being tested on Quest’s MyQuestTM  application.  Please ensure all steps are completed to setup the account including the identity verification to ensure timely delivery of test results. Results typically take 48 to 72 hours to complete once the specimen is received at the lab.

·         Any questions regarding testing and appointments, please visit Quest’s MyQuestTM online portal,

·         Curbside pickup will be staffed by Walmart pharmacists and associates.

·         While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.