Contact Information: Don Bolger (630) 221-7374
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
DuPage County Announces COVID-19 Testing Sites
Two new testing sites are being opened and made available to DuPage County residents in the next two weeks. A new drive-through COVID-19 testing site will open at the DuPage County Complex on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. All residents of DuPage County can be tested, and no appointment, doctor referral, or insurance is needed.
“Thanks to our collaboration with Governor Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), we now have a public COVID-19 testing facility in DuPage County for the convenience of our residents,” said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin.
“It’s my hope we can test thousands of individuals for the novel coronavirus, thus detecting and providing timely public health guidance and referral support for our residents who need it. We will continue to work with state and local experts utilizing best public health practices, including testing and contact tracing, to help us reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” he said.
The DuPage County COVID-19 testing site, which will be accessible through the County Campus’ main entrance off County Farm Road, will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until 400 tests are completed each day. The COVID-19 test is free.
“It’s important to have robust testing available to our residents, to assist us in learning how prevalent COVID-19 is, which will allow us to reduce the spread of the virus,” said Karen Ayala, Executive Director, DuPage County Health Department.
To ensure the safety of testing personnel, the test will be done while you are sitting in your vehicle. You must be sitting at a functioning window and cannot exit your vehicle while at the test site. No motorcycles will be allowed to enter.
In addition, DuPage County is supporting a testing site in Willowbrook, which will double the number of individuals who are able to be tested and receive a physical health check. Beginning this week, and continuing until August, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, testing will be available through Pillars Community Health with drive-up testing at Anne M. Jeans Elementary School in Willowbrook. You do NOT have to be an existing Pillars Community Health patient or enrolled at Anne Jeans School to be eligible.
Testing is available to anyone with symptoms of COVID-19; or anyone with a known exposure to COVID-19 (have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19); or asymptomatic, high-risk patients, first responders, health care workers, or essential workers who wish to be tested.
Limited tests are available and an appointment is required for this site. To schedule the appointment, please call 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) and follow the prompts. Appointments will be scheduled in the following time slots: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to .1 p.m. Insurance will be billed; if you do not have insurance, please call Pillars Community Health at 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) to discuss options.
Both DuPage County and the DuPage County Health Department remain committed to address the significant impact and unfortunate loss of life related to COVID-19. Our collaborative efforts continue with healthcare and community partners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in DuPage County.
To learn more, visit the DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19data.