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As COVID-19 cases reach an all-time high in the Stateline, it’s important to know your status if you’re not feeling well. If you need to get a test, here are some places that you can go with the Winnebago County Health Department.

How to get a COVID-19 test

If you need COVID-19 testing:

Community testing sites

Free community based testing sites are available in our community. Anyone who needs a test can get tested with or without symptoms.

Drive-Thru Community Based Testing Site – Rockford

1321 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford: Drive-up outside by the tents

Open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

(Closed on Sunday)

No appointment is needed.

You can preregister for testing at this site which will make your test result available to you electronically through a patient account. To preregister, go to https://www.testdirectly.com/patient/home

SHIELD ILLINOIS Community Based Testing Site – Rockford

1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford: Park in the south parking lot and check in at the south Entrance for PCR saliva testing for COVID-19.

Open at the following times:

  • Monday: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
    • This site will be closed Monday, Jan. 17.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

Pre-register at https://go.uic.edu/RockfordShield Walk-ins welcome.

Other Testing Options

Other testing options may be available through your health care provider or local pharmacy.

For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.