COVID-19 Tests

Where to get a COVID-19 Test:

See a map of free testing sites in Kansas

  • Riley County Health Department - mobile testing lab
    • Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Appointments are required: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT HERE
      • Please note: Same day appointments are available but must be scheduled at least 2 hours in advance. You can schedule appointments a maximum of 5 days in advance.
    • Free nasal swab testing made possible by KDHE through their Community Testing Partner program
  • Pharmacies in Manhattan
  • Urgent Care
  • Doctor's Offices
    • Contact your doctor to make an appointment. Most offices only offer tests for current patients. (May incur a fee or bill insurance)
  • Please note, the Emergency Room is NOT a place to go for COVID-19 testing.
    • Visit the Emergency Room (ER) or call 911 if you have an emergency such as difficulty breathing or chest pain.
    • Emergency services are needed for people who are seriously ill. If you visit the ER just for a COVID-19 test you will likely experience a long wait time and receive a large bill for the test.

Free At-Home Tests

Limit - 2 per person. You can pick up free test kits at:

You can also order free COVID-19 home testing kits by mail through the United States Postal Service.

  • 16 kits total per household (If you already registered for kits, you can request more as of 5/17/2022)
  • No credit card or ID needed
  • Email address optional - only if you want to track shipment
  • Report the results of your at-home test

If you test positive, you are REQUIRED to isolate:

KDHE covid advice

More Information

See how to do a saliva-based COVID test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4FB9r7wJfg

Learn more about RadxUp  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M8YGIb8IWU&t=18s

The RADxUP project (Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics - Underserved Populations) is an initiative in Riley County through the NIH (National Institutes of Health). RADxUP aims to enable and enhance COVID-19 testing of populations disproportionately affected by the disease, including African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Latinos/Latinas, Native Hawaiians, older adults, pregnant women and those who are homeless or incarcerated.