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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.57(3.4k reviews)
403 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203403 N Stadium Blvd
OpenTue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Urgent care is urgent care. It’s not a doctors appointment & even with those you still wait. My wait was not that bad. The front office staff (blonde woman) was very sweet. I booked my appointment ahead of time. Highly recommend doing that or else you’ll wait a lot longer.
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COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Columbia, MO

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Columbia and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.

COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Columbia, MO

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Columbia and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Nifong Blvd)
Jun 05, 2020 · Columbia, MO
I went in for Covid testing due to travel. The staff did an excellent job.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)
Nov 13, 2020 · Columbia, MO
It was a very busy night, so the wait times were dreadful, but the staff more than made up for it. The entire staff was friendly, and extremely caring. They made my Covid test easier than getting my nose pierced, which is saying something.
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Express Care of JCMG, Stadium
Sep 15, 2020 · Jefferson City, MO
Lou Lani is an incredible nurse!! JCMG is blessed to have her as well as Rachel Wells who made my covid testing less stressful by her calm and friendly demeanor.
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Express Care of JCMG, Elm
Sep 12, 2020 · Jefferson City, MO
I took my child in for a strep test. She’d been seen by another dr. via virtual visit and I was told to bring her in the following morning for a covid test even though she lacked the symptoms. The staff at JCMG listened to her symptoms and ran the strep test I requested. It saved my child another night of fever and vomiting and using and test she didn’t need.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.57(3.4k reviews)
403 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203403 N Stadium Blvd
OpenTue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Urgent care is urgent care. It’s not a doctors appointment & even with those you still wait. My wait was not that bad. The front office staff (blonde woman) was very sweet. I booked my appointment ahead of time. Highly recommend doing that or else you’ll wait a lot longer.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Nifong Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.42(5k reviews)
202 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203202 E Nifong Blvd
OpenTue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This is a good place for care. Great staff great docs that listen to your concerns Their appointment system does not work well. Our appointment was for 3:00. It’s now 5:30 and I am still here.
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Express Care of JCMG, Stadium

Express Care of JCMG

4.78(2.3k reviews)
1241 W Stadium Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 651091241 W Stadium Blvd
OpenTue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I am impressed with the level of service and caring for my health. Good bed side service. Low co pay. Definitely will recommend. Wow wonderful wait time - none. Just walked in. Good service. I just paid a copay - so no problem. Yes will recommend. Blessed no wait time. Easy check in. Just walked in.
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Express Care of JCMG, Elm

Express Care of JCMG

4.77(2.1k reviews)
1735 Elm Ct, Jefferson City, MO 651011735 Elm Ct
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I went to check in and the receptionist said 2 hour wait. So we went to get something to eat. We had just received our food and the clinic called and said they were ready for me...it hadn't even been 30 minutes. The receptionist then tells me I wasn't supposed to leave the premises. If it's a two hour wait then I should be able to be notified via the app 15 minutes before the doctor will be ready to see me. Seems unreasonable for me to wait this long in a room full of sick people. Why have the app if you aren't using it? When I was called the app said there were still 8 people in front of me. Doctor was great!!!
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Columbia Urgent Care

Columbia Urgent Care

4.14(7 reviews)
619 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203619 N Providence Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

Very friendly environment, everyone was was awesome with helping me out
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MU Health Care

MU Health Care

115 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65203115 Business Loop 70 W
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunUnknown
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Memorial Baptist Church

Memorial Baptist Church

1634 Paris Rd, Columbia, MO 652011634 Paris Rd
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  • Mon10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mizzou Quick Care

Mizzou Quick Care

25 Conley Rd, Columbia, MO 6520125 Conley Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mizzou Quick Care

Mizzou Quick Care

3100 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 652033100 W Broadway
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mizzou Quick Care

Mizzou Quick Care

5.0(1 reviews)
405 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201405 E Nifong Blvd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I appreciate greatly the thorough and compassionate care they provide.
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Fulton Medical Center

Fulton Medical Center

10 S Hospital Dr, Fulton, MO 6525110 S Hospital Dr
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Arthur Center Community Health

Arthur Center Community Health

340 Kelley Pkwy, Mexico, MO 65265340 Kelley Pkwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Capital Region Physicians - Primary Care Clinic

Capital Region Physicians - Primary Care Clinic

1014 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 651011014 Madison St
OpenTue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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St. Mary's Hospital- Health Plaza East Entrance

St. Mary's Hospital- Health Plaza East Entrance

2505 Mission Dr, Jefferson City, MO 651092505 Mission Dr
OpenTue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Urgent Care, Moberly

Urgent Care

1600 N Morley St, Moberly, MO 652701600 N Morley St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Latest COVID Testing updates

Jun 15, 2022
COVID vaccines for kids under 5 move closer to FDA authorization after committee backs shots. The FDA’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted unanimously to recommend Moderna and Pfizer’s shots for use in infants through toddlers. The FDA will likely accept the recommendation and authorize the shots this week.(CNBC)
Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Columbia?

    In many cases, COVID testing can be free. Many state and local health departments continue to offer free testing to community residents as part of their response to the pandemic. In other cases, commercially insured patients, or those on Medicare or Medicaid, may receive testing at no out of pocket cost, or with a nominal office visit copay. For cash paying patients, or those that need rapid COVID testing which will deliver results in under an hour, COVID tests can range from $50 to $150 each. It is best to call your healthcare provider prior to getting tested to better understand the cost of the specific test you require.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing in Columbia?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your Columbia-area health department as they are generally a good source for free COVID tests, or can at least point you in the right direction. Additionally, you can ask your primary care provider to recommend a free COVID test site.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in Columbia?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Columbia including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test in Columbia?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many Columbia-area urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing in Columbia?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Columbia are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19 Columbia?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, experts believe that you should be tested yourself, particularly if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms commonly aligned with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    Getting a COVID test is quick. Most tests are done with a nasal swab, which takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. Depending on where you get your COVID test, this means you could be in and out of the testing site in as little as 10-15 minutes. During busy times—particularly around holidays—testing sites may be busier than usual and wait times may be longer.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results in Columbia?

    Most labs are returning send-out molecular (PCR) COVID test results within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid COVID tests are processed on-site and are able to deliver results in under an hour, sometimes in as little as 15 min.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

Recent COVID Testing Reviews (20)

please don't tell me i'm getting a better 3-5 day covid test then give me the crappy 15 minute one.

- Verified patient on 11/3

I needed a rapid COVID test for travel, no symptoms. They provided this service w/o my physician referral which is AWESOME!! The wait was really long BUT it was crowded and I believe most folks were waiting for COVID testing so staff was doing the best they could. 100% of staff were great from front desk/check in, intake nurse and the NP who administered the test. Friendly, professional, explained services and what to expect. I am very pleased with my visit.

- Verified patient on 10/13

My Covid test was negative, so I can now go to my “sixty sixth” David H. Hickman high school reunion. “Go Kewpie’s!!!!”

- Verified patient on 9/24

I was delighted my wait was not long to learn my Rapid Covid test was negative! Yay!

- Verified patient on 11/10

I was quite nervous about getting a covid test but Jodie was so helpful in calming my fear. She explained how they do it and why they have to go so high and for a person who loves to know why it really put my mind at ease. Right before my test she started a conversation about my work so that I would feel more at ease.

- Verified patient on 12/15

Staff was great. Rapid response covid test was awesome. Loved knowing in 20 minutes it was negative instead of quarantine for days. Loved they actually treated my daughter for her illness appropriately. Thanks

- Verified patient on 9/16

I went in for Covid testing due to travel. The staff did an excellent job.

- Verified patient on 6/5

Wait time to get a covid test took a little bit longer than expected, but I got my covid results back much sooner than expected. Staff was very friendly and Answered all my questions.

- Verified patient on 9/15

I went in for a covid test and unfortunately tested positive. In spite of that, the staff treated me with true professionalism and compassion. They didn’t make me feel “unclean”. Their faces are the faces of true hero’s

- Verified patient on 9/10

Had Covid test and te nurse did a great job. The doctor was very kind and helful and listeed to my needs. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 1/5

Person who gave me Covid test didn't have the best bedside manner and wasn't the friendliest

- Verified patient on 8/1

The only concern I have is the Nurse practitioner asked me to have a Covid test and I agreed. The test was negative. I had bronchial symptoms and I had a fever last night of 100.0. The Covid test was negative. On her assessment she wrote “Contact with and suspected exposure to Covid 19. “ I never said I had contact with anyone with covid. I don’t even know any one with active Covid. I would like this above statement to be removed from my medical records.

- Verified patient on 5/9

Don’t bother with appointment for Covid test just walk in and get in line had appointment at 3 and got test at 730...

- Verified patient on 9/26

Good. The guy that took my covid test wast great.

- Verified patient on 10/12

It was a very busy night, so the wait times were dreadful, but the staff more than made up for it. The entire staff was friendly, and extremely caring. They made my Covid test easier than getting my nose pierced, which is saying something.

- Verified patient on 11/13

Excellent, able to get rapid covid test after exposure

- Verified patient on 8/10

Website said no space available for the day at 1:30pm. Went in anyway for a covid test and got in within 20 minutes. I was told I needed to wait until day 5 after exposure to be tested.

- Verified patient on 1/2

Had an hour and 50 minute wait but I was so appreciative I could get a rapid results COVID test. Other than the wait, it was the normal great experience.

- Verified patient on 11/3

I had a rapid Covid test and I’m awaiting the results. They told me I would hear from them tonight. I was amazed at how accommodating they were!

- Verified patient on 9/17

Went in for Covid testing. Our appt was scheduled for less than 24 hours after we called. Our wait time upon arrival was less than anticipated. Staff was prompt, professional and courteous. Charlotte in particular was awesome. My only issue was the ridiculously long voice message when we dialed the number we were told to upon arrival.

- Verified patient on 9/24

Columbia COVID Testing & Rapid Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

PCR vs Antigen Testing

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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