DMPS and Nomi Health Offer COVID-19 Testing Sites

NOTICE: Effective immediately (as of January 11, 2022), Nomi Health’s COVID-19 testing sites at Hoover High School and the Kurtz Opportunity Center will provide tests for those who have pre-registered on and have secured an appointment. When people arrive at the sites, they should have a QR code on their phone or printed out with an appointment time. The change to an appointment-only model was made to better accommodate the number of people requiring a test while allowing frontline workers conducting the tests to better meet the needs of the Des Moines community. The site at Hoover High School will be able to serve 450 people each day. The Kurtz Opportunity Center will serve 300 each day.

If you are going to the testing site at Kurtz, please click here to download driving directions in order to avoid traffic congestion near the corner of SW 9th and Porter.

Nomi Health, the direct healthcare company coordinating COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts across the country, is partnering with Des Moines Public Schools to give students and staff members priority access to COVID-19 testing.

Two locations – at Hoover High School and the Kurtz Opportunity Center – will include a priority access line for students, their families and staff, as well as a line for the general public.

The drive-thru sites will offer both rapid antigen testing (with a 1-hour turn-around time) and PCR testing (with a 24-48-hour turnaround time). Samples are processed in a CLIA-certified laboratory using FDA-authorized kits.

The testing sites open Monday, Oct. 4.

Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hoover High School
Parking lot north of Northwest Public Swimming Pool at 4915 Madison Ave.

Kurtz Opportunity Center
1000 Porter Ave. – parking lot north of the baseball field near SW Porter Avenue and SW 12th Street

Those in need of a test are asked to make an appointment by visiting:

Students should bring student IDs, and staff members must bring their district staff ID badges. Younger students without IDs need only identify themselves as students. There are no out-of-pocket costs but those with insurance are asked to bring their insurance card.

“Our priority at DMPS throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been to meet the educational needs of our students while doing everything we can to keep them and our staff healthy and safe,” said Dr. Thomas Ahart, Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools. “Working with Nomi Health will allow us to take one more important step in that effort by making testing more accessible to our students, staff and families. This is another piece to our mitigation efforts to make sure COVID-19 impacts this school year as little as possible.”

Throughout the pandemic, DMPS has held multiple vaccination clinics for staff and students, offered online learning options and made operational changes ranging from improved air circulation to installation of more than 5,000 hand sanitizer dispensers.

About Nomi Health
The way we pay and deliver healthcare in America today is fundamentally broken, burdened by layers of avoidable inefficiencies that drive up costs and create unnecessary delays in care. Founded in 2019, Nomi Health is a direct healthcare company with a simple yet bold mission: rewire how we pay for and deliver healthcare to create a more cost-effective — and simply effective — experience for employers, patients and providers alike. Our COVID-19 public health testing and vaccine programs are a perfect example of a more direct, digital-first health care model at work. Find out more at