COVID 19 Testing Availability Expanded

Recently, the State is announcing new drive-thru COVID-19 testing facilities will be available in the coming days on Chicago’s southside (May 16), Champaign (May 19), Rolling Meadows (May 20), while drive-thru and walk-up services will be offered in Peoria (May 23).  These free community services will be open seven days a week to test individuals with COVID-19 symptoms and those employees who support critical services.

All individuals with symptoms are encouraged to seek testing at these Community Based Testing Sites. Additional accommodations have been made for the following individuals with or without COVID-like symptoms. 

  •  Healthcare workers  
  •  First Responders
  •  Employees of Correctional Facilities
  •  Individuals exposed to confirmed COVID-19 patients
  •  Employees that support Critical Infrastructure (grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations, public utilities, factories, childcare and sanitation)
  •  All local and state government employees
  •  Individuals with compromised immune systems, chronic medical conditions

Definition of Symptoms 
-Fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell

Community Based Testing Sites

Harwood HeightsBloomington(Closing May 22)Markham
7:00am – 3:00pm

while daily supplies last
9:00am – 5:00pm

while daily supplies last
8:00am – 4:00pm

while daily supplies last
6959 W. Forest Preserve Road, Chicago IL 1106 Interstate Drive
Bloomington IL
3824 W.159th Place
Markham IL
8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last

1650 Premium Outlet Blvd Aurora IL
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford IL
2161 Northwestern Avenue, Waukegan, IL
East St. Louis                                       Peoria

(Opens May 23)
Chicago Southside

(Opens May 16)
8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last
Jackie Joyner Kersee Ctr.
Argonne Drive
East St Louis, IL 62204
Peoria Civic Center
Fulton Street Parking Lot
Peoria IL
SMG Chatham
210 W 87th Street Chicago, IL

(Opens May 19)
Rolling Meadows

(Opens May 20)
8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last8:00am – 4:00pmwhile daily supplies last 
Market Place Shopping Ctr
2000 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL
Rolling Meadows HS2901 Central RoadRolling Meadows, IL 

Know Before You Go

This is a free service that can be obtained without a doctor’s referral.  While this is a free service, you will be asked to show 1) photo identification and 2) healthcare employee or first responder ID/badge, if applicable.

Patients utilizing drive-thru testing sites must be seated at a functioning window. Once you get in line at the CBTS, you will not be permitted to exit your car. For the safety of the testing personnel, drive-thru sites will not be able to accommodate walk-up individuals. Walk-up testing services are only available in Peoria and East St. Louis, at this time.

Due to the demand for this service, we anticipate there could be significant wait times associated with these drive-thru community-based testing sites. Please be patient. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or emergency department to seek immediate care and instructions.

Dozens of additional commercial testing sites are also available throughout the state further adding to the state’s testing capacity.  For the most up-to-date list of these sites, visit There residents can also find information on eligibility for testing and contact information for each testing site.

For additional information related to COVID-19, please visit

You can also get your COVID-19 questions answered at any time of day by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931. You can also email you questions to