COMMUNITY DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TEST SITE
NOW AT ROCKTON AVENUE SHOPPING CENTER
The regional community COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site has moved
from Rockford’s Auburn HS to the Rockton Avenue Shopping Center,
at 3150 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford IL 61103.
This site is being supported by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA).
The goal is to significantly increase the region’s testing for COVID-19.
Hours for Rockton Avenue Testing Site:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Patients can enter the Testing Site from Rockton Avenue
(use 3150 North Rockton Avenue for smartphone GPS address).
The Rockton Avenue Testing Site is a drive-thru testing center. Patients are required to remain in their vehicle for the test. Individuals desiring a test must be seated by an operating window.
Appointments are not needed. Wait times may vary depending on the number of people in line. The actual test is very quick and will be available as long as daily testing supply allotments last.
Ideal candidates for testing include, but are not limited to:
- Anyone experiencing upper respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue) and suspect it could be COVID-19
- High-risk populations living with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, COPD and/or related conditions such as asthma
- People living or working in congregate situations such as nursing homes or retirement housing
- Healthcare workers and those working in first responder roles
The test will be a Nasopharyngeal Swab, which is designed to collect nasal secretions from the back of the nose and throat. The test will be administered by medical staff from Crusader Community Health. Samples will be sent to the Illinois Department of Public Health lab. Results will come from the patient’s primary care provider or the IDPH.
Individuals seeking testing at this site will be asked to complete a form that will include some personal information. Symptoms will also be documented.
ADDITIONAL TEST SITE
The Winnebago County Health Department is also offering
a community-based COVID-19 testing site
at the UIC Health Sciences Campus at
1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107.
Hours are 8 am – 4 pm, seven days a week.