Schedule a testing appointment
- Self-schedule a test by logging in to your mySaintLuke’s patient portal account and selecting Visits > Schedule an appointment > COVID-19: Test
- If you don’t have a mySaintLuke’s account, sign up
- Call your primary care provider to be evaluated. Your provider will determine if a test is necessary and explain your testing location options.
- Conduct a Video Visit on Demand to be evaluated for a test. If necessary, the provider will schedule your test and provide testing location options. Video Visits on Demand are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Visit a Saint Luke’s Convenient Care Clinic to be evaluated and, if necessary, receive a test.
- If you're experiencing severe, non-emergency symptoms, visit a Saint Luke's Urgent Care location for on-site testing. An urgent care copay will apply for your visit.
COVID testing FAQs
- What type of COVID-19 testing does Saint Luke's perform?
Saint Luke's performs a nasopharyngeal (nasal) swab PCR test which detects the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the nasal passages.
- How and when will I receive my test results?
If you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, please self-quarantine until you receive your test results. Depending on your background for being tested, expect to receive your results as follows:
- Patient with symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 – Test results are typically available within 48 to 72 hours but may vary based on testing volume or other factors. Results will be uploaded to your mySaintLuke’s account*. If you don’t have results after 72 hours, call the provider who ordered your test. Saint Luke’s cannot guarantee the turnaround time on test results and is not responsible for any costs incurred because of test result delays.
- Patient with scheduled procedure or surgery – Provider performing your procedure will call by 2 p.m. the day before your procedure. If you have not been contacted by 2 p.m. the day before your procedure, immediately call the office that is providing the procedure to request results and confirm next steps. Results will be available in mySaintLuke’s patient portal*.
- First responder or similar being tested for job – Your employer will contact you with your results.
- How do I read my test result?
Positive result: COVID-19 detected
- Continue to self-quarantine. Follow up with your provider to determine next steps and a plan for care.
- If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention.
Negative result: COVID-19 not detected
- If you were tested because of an upcoming procedure, it will proceed as planned.
- If you were tested due to symptoms, continue to self-quarantine and follow up with your provider.
- How can I access test results for a family member?
Patients may designate one or more individuals to view their information. This is called proxy access.
There are three types of proxy access:
- Adult-to-adult proxy – designed for Patients 18 and older to designate a proxy to access their mySaintLuke’s account
- Teen-to-adult proxy – designed for parents or legal guardians of patients aged 12 to 18 to request proxy access to their child’s mySaintLuke’s account
- Child-to-adult proxy – designed for parents or legal guardians of patients aged 11 or younger to request proxy access to their child’s mySaintLuke’s account
- How will my test be paid for?
In accordance with the First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and CARES Act, uninsured patient testing on or after Feb. 4, 2020 will be submitted for reimbursement from federal funding through the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Processes for this funding are in development through HHS. Saint Luke’s hospitals will accept the federal program reimbursement as payment in full and patients will not be billed for this testing. If you feel you have received a bill in error, please contact our billing department.
Health Insurance Plans
The following information is provided in accordance with the CARES Act:
Saint Luke's hospitals will accept $51.31 as reimbursement for low volume COVID-19 testing billed with CPT Code 87635 or HCPCS code U0002. SLHS hospitals will accept $100 as reimbursement for high volume COVID-19 testing billed with HCPCS code U0003.
- Does Saint Luke's offer antibody testing?
No, we do not offer antibody testing at this time.
- How can I donate convalescent plasma?
In order to donate, you must meet several criteria, including having a lab confirmed positive test for COVID-19 and you must be symptom-free for 14 days.
To get started, complete the online registration form and upload your positive test result. A Community Blood Center representative will call you to make your appointment.
Call 816-968-4081 with questions.
Appointment-only diagnostic testing sites
Saint Luke's Broadway Medical Building
Saint Luke's Multispecialty Clinic–Blue Springs
Saint Luke's Multispecialty Clinic–Shoal Creek
Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute on Saint Luke’s South Hospital Campus
Anderson County Hospital: Family Care Center in Garnett
Hedrick Family Care parking lot
Wright Memorial Hospital: Saint Luke’s Green Hills Medical Clinic in Trenton