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Need a COVID-19 test? Here’s where to go in the Peoria area

Leslie Renken
lrenken@pjstar.com
Clients continue to arrive late afternoon Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the COVID-19 testing site at Peoria Civic Center in downtown Peoria.

As the COVID-19 positivity rate continues to rise in Illinois, health officials are urging people to get tested.

In the Peoria area, free testing is available seven days a week at two different government-sponsored locations as well as CVS drug stores. Various temporary pop-up sites sponsored by the state of Illinois provide another option. At most sites appointments aren’t necessary and anyone can get tested for any reason — you don’t need to be having symptoms.

For more information about COVID-19 symptoms and how results are delivered, visit https://www.pcchd.org/299/Testing.

COVID-19 testing locations

Heartland Health Services, 2321 N Wisconsin Ave., Peoria

  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Drive-up or walk-up options available.
  • Testing ages 2 and older
  • Open to individuals with or without COVID-19 symptoms
  • Must be able to sit upright without assistance to be tested with pharyngeal swab (long swab, administered through the nose)
  • For more information: visit https://hhsil.com/covid-19 or call 309-495-8659

Peoria Civic Center/Fulton Street- Located at the Peoria Civic Center’s Fulton Street Parking Lot (IDPH Site)

  • Open 7 days per week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while daily testing supplies last
  • Drive-up and walk-up testing available
  • Anyone can get tested
  • This location uses a less-invasive nasal swab for testing
  • For more information: call 1-800-889-3931 or visit http://dph.illinois.gov/testing

CVS stores

  • Testing is available seven days a week. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays

State of Illinois temporary pop-up testing sites

  • The next site will be Oct. 28-30 at Shore Acres Park in Chillicothe, 100 Park Blvd. Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days.