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Free COVID-19 Testing Locations In Northern Illinois


The State of Illinois, through the Stephenson County Health Department, is sponsoring a community test site for the COVID-19 virus in Freeport. Anyone can get tested at no cost, even if they do not have symptoms.

Simple nasal swabs will be used for the test, and results will be delivered via phone call within 4 – 7 days. Persons are asked to bring their insurance card, if they have one; they can still be tested without an insurance card.

Tests will be given from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 in Parking Lot C at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road in Freeport. Participants are asked to use the Pearl City Road entrance.

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.fhn.org/coronavirus.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.  Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status.  There is no cost to the individual for testing, but they should bring their insurance card if they have one.  However, insurance is not required.  Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab.  Drive-through and walk-up testing are both available at most locations.

Credit IDPH

Site locations are subject to change.  Please check the IDPH website for the most current mobile testing site location information. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing/mobile-testing-sites