The Unified Government Public Health Department (UPGHD) is offering free COVID-19 saliva testing at its new COVID-19 testing facility at 7836 State Avenue in Kansas City, KS, which is the former K-mart location. The previous testing method used a nasopharyngeal swab, which is swabbing the back of the nose and throat.

How saliva testing works: Hold a testing swab under your tongue for one minute. Do not eat or drink 15 minutes prior to testing. Do not smoke for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Hours for testing are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Save time and fill out your testing intake form in advance! Visit http://bitly/COVIDintakeWyCo. For more information about COVID-19 in Wyandotte County, visit


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