Madison County Health Department announced Monday that it now has 19 additional opportunities for COVID-19 Community Testing Sites in addition to the five testing sites being conducted at stationary locations throughout Madison County and the IDPH Regional Testing Site in East St. Louis.
As of Monday, Madison County is hosting state of Illinois COVID-19 Community Testing Sites at seven locations over seven days operating 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. These sites are sponsored by the Madison County Health Department and Madison County Leadership Council Faith Alliance. No appointment is needed. Masks are required.
These Testing Sites are open to the public (adults and children over 6 months) and must have a valid phone number as participants will receive a call with results. Tests will be a nasal swab.
Due to lab delays, it may take up to a week to get results. Participants are asked not to call.
Individuals with or without symptoms can be tested. Dates and locations include:
Monday, Aug 10: Quad City/Mt. Nebo Complex (former Harris Elementary School), 1634 Seventh St., Madison, IL 62060
Tuesday, Aug 11: First United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Church St., Collinsville, IL 62234
Wednesday, Aug 12: Tabernacle MB Church, 2621 Amelia St., Alton, IL 62002
Thursday, Aug 13: Venice Township Building, 910 Madison Ave, Madison, IL 62060
Friday, Aug 14: Korte Rec Center – Highland, 1 Nagel Drive, Highland, IL 62249
Saturday, Aug 15: Deliverance Temple Inc., 1125 E. Sixth St., Alton, IL 62002
Sunday, Aug 16: Madison County Administration, 157 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025; (back parking lot at the corner of Second and Clay streets)
Throughout the summer, a partnership of organizations have worked together to provide weekly COVID-19 Community Testing Sites across Madison County. They will continue their efforts over the coming months and have additional dates and locations scheduled through September at this point.
Sponsoring agencies for these Testing Sites include: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing, SIHF Healthcare, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and Madison County Health Department (MCHD). These Testing Sites operate 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on the dates and at the locations indicated. Bring photo ID and health insurance card, if you have one. No appointment needed. Masks are required. Dates and locations include:
ALHAMBRA CITY PARK – ALHAMBRA
August 11, September 1
AMERICA’S CENTRAL PORT – GRANITE CITY
August 13, September 3
GORDON MOORE PARK NORTH – ALTON
August 18, September 8
FAIRMOUNT PARK – COLLINSVILLE
August 20, September 10
KORTE STADIUM ON THE CAMPUS OF SIU EDWARDSVILLE
August 25, September 15
KORTE REC CENTER – HIGHLAND
August 27, September 17
In addition to these COVID-19 Community Testing Sites, there are five stationary locations offering COVID-19 Testing in Madison County as well. The times of operation and criteria for testing vary by site. It is strongly encouraged to review the information online for each site and consider calling them with further questions. These stationary testing sites include:
SIHF Healthcare Testing Site – Wood River
Respiratory Care Clinic of Bethalto – Bethalto
HSHS Medical Group – Troy
MedExpress – Collinsville
Anderson Hospital (Healthcare Building at 159 & 162) – Maryville
Detailed information for each of these Testing Sites can be found at https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/corona_virus.php under the Testing Options Section or on the Madison County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard on the Testing Sites Tab https://gisportal.co.madison.il.us/portal/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0kMsOofeM0oj220KjsvyquPgSRLIxThjmVLFsdacvRFLWCpNwXsWkHBpI#/c2a8d5f6752f498286bfc31252ecee1b.
Finally, Illinois Department of Public Health operates a COVID-19 Testing Site 7 days a week at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center, Argonne Drive, East St. Louis, IL 62204. This Testing Site is open to anyone for testing, with or without symptoms; free of charge; no need for a doctor’s note; and walk-up and drive-thru services are available. Site may close due to weather conditions or in observance of a state holiday. For more details about this site, visit: https://dph.illinois.gov/testing.