You want a coronavirus test -- here's why your doctor probably won't give you one

A close up of a test kit for testing for the coronavirus, Covid-19 is seen at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts on March 18, 2020. Across the United States, physicians are relaying the message: Not everyone who wants a test will get a test.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY ( - Starting Monday, St. Louis County will offer free testing for coronavirus.

The tests will be available to anyone who has been in contact with other people outside their home. Appointments are required for testing.

Until now, the county focused on testing people with COVID-19 symptoms.

Now that they have more tests available, the strategy is changing. Tests will be available at the following locations: 


  • St. Louis County Department of Public Health, 6121 N. Hanley Road 

Sunset Hills

  • St. Louis County Department of Public Health, 4580 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Call (314)615-0574 or visit to schedule your visit.

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