Peoria Region COVID-19 Test Collection Sites
Use local community testing sites run by trusted healthcare agencies, pharmacies, schools, and health departments, or use the Statewide Testing Search at the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
PCR and viral tests are approved if airline travel requires testing. Check with the testing location to assure you are receiving the correct travel test. Local Testing Sites use approved labs and provide access to results:
Heartland Health Services - Available at All Clinic Locations by Appointment
- Heartland Health Services is offering COVID-19 Testing by appointment only at their clinic locations.
- To find a clinic near you and to make an appointment, visit their website.
CVS Pharmacy - Multiple Locations
- Find a location and schedule an appointment online: at CVS.
- 8/22 Currently not providing testing.
Walgreens Pharmacy - Multiple Locations
- Find a location and schedule an appointment online http://www.walgreens.com/covid19testing
OSF HealthCare Locations
- OSF is providing testing for those who are experiencing symptoms only.
- For more information on OSF HealthCare COVID-19 Testing Locations, visit their website.
UnityPoint Health Locations
- UnityPoint Health Clinics offer COVID-19 Testing with a full exam only. An order from a healthcare provider is required for all COVID-19 Testing at UnityPoint Health.
- To find a UnityPoint Health Clinic near you, visit their website.
SHIELD Saliva Test Sites
- Local testing sites in Tazewell County. Scan to sign up for appointments. Walk-ins welcome. 24-48 hour results. Free.
- Illinois test sites available free through an online registration.
- Qualifies as a travel PCR test.
Eureka College Testing
- Free COVID-19 testing for the general public
- Mondays and Thursdays
- 10-11 am
- PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing with nasal swab
The State of Illinois closed the COVID-19 testing site at Peoria Civic Center on March 31, 2022.
At-Home/Over the Counter COVID-19 Testing
At-home COVID-19 test results, where both specimen collection and testing are conducted at home, are not recorded or reported to public health for the purpose of public health follow-up. Testing sites in the area.
- Negative at-home test results do not meet criteria to exempt or shorten quarantine periods for a close contact, release someone from isolation, to enter or return to the US from an international location.
- Positive at-home test results: CDC recommends that individuals talk to their health care provider and seek re-testing using a laboratory-based test (e.g., RT-PCR).
- If a student/school staff person tests positive by at-home test, they should retest through the school or get a lab-based PCR test; if they have symptoms, they should still isolate for 10 days per the COVID-19 Exclusion Criteria for Schools.
- Other persons testing positive by at-home testing should quarantine/isolate at home for 10 days and inform close contacts to quarantine. Get retested with a lab test and see your healthcare provider if symptoms develop.
- This service will be discontinued as of 9-2-22 according to the USPS. 1-19-22 All Illinois residents can order 4 free kits per household. Visit the USPS website at https://special.usps.com/testkits/. For multiple families in one house, an apartment number may be required. More information on COVID-19 at home tests.
- 1-31-22 Limited home delivery available through Project ACT: Order 1 package of 5 free COVID-19 test kits at AccessCovidTests.org. for specified zip codes 61602, 61603, 61605, 61606, as well as some zip codes in 13 other Illinois counties. Project Act is an Illinois Department of Public Health partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation.
- Rapid at-home test kits are generally not approved if airline travel requires testing.
Obtaining Your Test Results From Community Test Locations and Labs
Please refer to the paperwork given to you at your chosen COVID-19 Testing Site location for the most up-to-date information on receiving your test results. The Peoria City/County Health Department does not receive direct test results.
To ensure you receive your test results as soon as possible, make sure your phone number and contact information is up-to-date when completing your paperwork at your chosen COVID-19 Testing Site location.
What to Bring With You To Testing Sites
Some COVID-19 Testing Site Locations may require different information from you when you arrive for your test. Visit your chosen Testing Site's website or call for more information ahead of time to ensure you have all of the necessary information with you when you arrive.
The Peoria City/County Health Department recommends bringing the following with you for your test:
- Driver's License or identification
- Insurance Card (if you have one)
- Your smartphone or cellular device with the most updated version of MyChart installed. OSF HealthCare, UnityPoint Health, and all Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) testing site locations will send you your test results via MyChart, and some IDPH locations may require you to use MyChart to complete your paperwork before testing.
- Your own pen to complete any handwritten portions of the required paperwork