Drive-Thru Testing Sites Added in Rockford And Aurora

Apr 22, 2020

The State of Illinois announced Wednesday that two additional Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) are opening to the public this week to help test Illinoisans for COVID-19. These new sites will open in Aurora on Wednesday and in Rockford on Friday. They will be open seven days a week.

Who can be tested

-All individuals *with* symptoms

Definition of Symptoms

-Cough or shortness of breath


Before You Go

Anyone who will be tested 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, the drive-thru sites will not be able to accommodate walk-up individuals. Individuals must arrive in a vehicle.

While this is a free service, you will be asked to show photo identification and, if applicable, a health care employee or first responder ID/badge.

Due to the demand for this service, significant wait times are anticipated and the public is asked to be patient. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call your doctor or go to the emergency department.

Dozens of additional commercial testing sites are also available throughout the state. Click here for the most up-to-date list as well as information on testing eligibility and contact information.

For additional information related to COVID-19, please visit the Illinois Department of Health website. You can also get your COVID-19 questions answered at any time by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or emailing