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Local Testing & Medical Information for COVID-19

09/26/2022 10:32 am

Community-Based Testing Sites

Free Community Based Testing Site are available in our community. Anyone who needs a test can get tested with or without symptoms.

State COVIDSheild Community Based Testing Site – Rockford

Providence Baptist Church
2209 Clifton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61102

Open at the following times:

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Pre-register at Login/Register ( The agency code is df5brbrj

Select 61102_Providence Baptist church Rockford. Walk-ins welcome.

  • Individuals being tested should not eat, drink, use tobacco, brush their teeth, or use mouthwash 60 minutes prior to submitting a sample.
  • There is no minimum age requirement to participate in SHIELD testing.
  • All visitors must wear a mask as they enter and leave the testing site.

Pharmacy-Based Testing Sites


Pharmacies require appointments that can be scheduled online. There should not be an out of pocket payment for tests given to someone who is symptomatic, who is a close contact to someone who tested positive, or who is recommended to test by a healthcare provider. Do not pay a fee for a COVID-19 test.

Medical Resources 

Mercy Health System: Javon Bea Hospital Riverside: 8201 E. Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. Phone: 815-971-7000

COVID-19 Nurse Hotline:  833-648-0057 for access to Virtual Visit Now for a cost of $49


OSF St. Anthony Medical Center: 5666 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-226-2000 to use their chat box Clare. She will check your symptoms and tell you what to do next.

Text Messaging
OSF COVID Companion is a free text messaging tool that the public can use to receive guidance about COVID-19.
To sign up, text OSF to 67634 and follow the prompts.

You may also call the COVID-19 Nurse Hotline, available 24/7, at (833) OSF-KNOW (833-673-5669).


Physician’s Immediate Care:

 6595 East State St. Rockford IL 61108. Phone: 815-226-1300. Open Monday- Friday 8AM to 4:30PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

 3475 S. Alpine Rd. Rockford, IL 61109. Phone: 815-874-8000. Open Monday- Friday 8AM to 6PM. Saturday and Sunday 8AM-2PM.

Has now instituted Curbside Care. All patients are initially assessed outside the clinic. COVID-19 testing is done on site if approved by the medical provider. Make appointment on-line at or


Swedish American Hospital:

1401 East State St. Rockford, IL 61104 Phone: 815-968-4400