Holiday Testing

The following COVID-19 locations will be open and available for testing this holiday season.

No Appointment Neccessary
Free to the public
Secure results within 24-36 hours

Testing Locations

1

1 E. Jackson, DePaul Center
Entrance at 333 S. State
Chicago, IL 60604

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2

1020 E. Sayles Dr.
Palatine, IL 60074

3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

3

17261 W. Gages Lake Rd.
Gages Lake, IL 60030

3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

4

1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

5

1601 Parkview Ave.
Rockford, IL 61107

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

6

1333 E. 7th St.
Lockport, IL 60441

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

7

1215 Houbalt Rd.
Joliet, IL 60431

9 a.m. - Noon

8

173 IL Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021

8 a.m. - Noon

9

5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

10

1300 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

11

Readiness Center Building
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Noon - 4 p.m.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

12

2201 Woodlawn Rd. Ste 200
Lincoln, IL 62656

11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

13

2501 Fields S. Dr.
Champaign, IL 61822

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

14

200 College St.
Danville, IL 61832

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

15

Public Affairs Center
2200 Ernest Hemingway Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

16

1 College Park
Decatur, IL 62521

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

17

601 James R. Thompson Blvd.
East St. Louis, IL 62201

Noon - 2 p.m.

18

203 E. Throp St.
Troy, IL 62294

3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

19

28 Chick St.
Metropolis, IL 62940

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

20

Lincoln Middle School
145 West St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

01.

What is the University of Illinois’ role in the SHIELD program?

SHIELD Illinois is a COVID-19 screening testing program and infrastructure designed to help safely open schools, protect workplaces, and save lives. This specific test was designed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers and was supported by the university’s leadership team. The testing and strategy created by these individuals was named SHIELD. Our mission as a land-grant institution is to use our capabilities and resources for the public good by deploying this method of targeting, testing, and informing beyond the U of I System to the entire state of Illinois.

02.

How does the testing process work?

The test is self-administered and non-invasive. After checking in with a collection site staff member, you will receive a vial to deposit a small amount of saliva into. Then, you place the vial in a collection rack and leave the collection site.

03.

What rules should I follow prior to being tested?

You should not eat, drink or put anything in your mouth one hour before taking the  salvia-based test. This includes smoking, drinking, chewing gum, using mouth wash, etc.

04.

How long will it take to receive results?

Results are known within 24 hours from the time a sample is received in one of our labs.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at shieldillinois@uillinois.edu

shieldillinois@uillinois.edu