DMPS and Nomi Health Offer COVID-19 Testing Sites
NOTICE: As of April 1, 2022, Nomi Health’s COVID-19 testing site is located at the Kurtz Opportunity Center (1000 Porter Avenue), providing tests for those who have pre-registered on nomihealth.com/iowa/ 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.
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.
The drive-thru site offers 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.
Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kurtz Opportunity Center
1000 Porter Ave. – parking lot north of the baseball field near SW Porter Avenue and SW 12th Street
NOTE: The location that was near the Hoover/Meredith campus closed at the end of March.
Those in need of a test are asked to make an appointment by visiting: testing.nomihealth.com/signup/dmschools
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.
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 nomihealth.com.