(Joplin, MO) – NextGen Diagnostic Services will provide free COVID, Influenza A and B, and RSV testing in the Joplin and Springfield areas starting on November 8, 2022. This testing will last until March 2023 and is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
“With the rise in RSV and influenza cases across the country, we are excited to be able to offer a test that covers all four illnesses with one collection swab,” says Nanda Nunnelly, owner and laboratory director of NextGen Diagnostic Services. “As we move into the winter months, we expect COVID numbers to rise. We want testing to be readily available, quick, and easy.”
Details are as follows:
- Where: The Joplin location will be at NextGen Diagnostic Services, 2025 S. Duquesne Road. The Springfield location will be in the Teamsters Hall Parking Lot at 1850 E. Division.
- When: The Joplin location will be open on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Springfield location will be open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Who: There are no residency requirements and all ages are welcome.
- How: For fastest service, patients can pre-register by clicking here or by scanning this QR code. If you cannot pre-register, no worries! NextGen technicians will register on at the site. No appointment is needed and results are available the following day.
NextGen Diagnostic Services, a Joplin-based company, contracts with Dynamic DNA Laboratories in Springfield to provide this much-needed, free testing in cities across Missouri.
Nanda Nunnelly, Owner and Laboratory Director
NextGen Diagnostic Services