To help test a greater number of individuals for COVID-19, CoxHealth and Mercy Aurora/Cassville are collaborating on a mobile testing unit in Monett. The unit is slated to open on Friday, April 17.

Please note that the site, which will be housed at the First United Methodist Church in Monett, will only conduct tests with a referral from a health care provider.

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 – including dry cough, shortness of breath, or a fever of 100.4 or greater – or those who have been exposed to COVID-19 can have a free evaluation for a referral from CoxHealth’s Virtual Visits with code COVID. Mercy patients can call their providers or contact them through MyMercy. Those who aren’t currently signed up for the free app can download it to their phones or register at

The new unit is being opened as a convenience to local patients, as most local testing so far has been conducted in Springfield.