Peoria Region COVID-19 Testing Collection Sites

State of Illinois Temporary Pop-Up Sites

The State of Illinois is sponsoring temporary, pop-up COVID-19 Testing Sites throughout Peoria County. A list of upcoming sites will be added here as they are announced. Please note that these are temporary locations and will only be available for a limited time.

  • Simple nasal swabs will be used at each location. 
  • There is no cost for testing. 
  • Please bring an insurance card if you have one (not required to be tested.) 
  • You will be called with your results within 4-7 days. 
  • Testing sites are available to all residents. Residents do not need to have symptoms or visible signs of illness to be tested.
  • October 28-30 - Chillicothe, IL

    • October 28-30 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Shore Acres Park - 100 Park Blvd in Chillicothe
List of Eligibility Guidelines for State of IL COVID-19 Sites

Testing Site Locations and Hours of Operation:

  • Heartland Health Services (Wisconsin Ave)- 2321 N Wisconsin Ave., Peoria IL 61603
      •  Monday through Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
      • Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM
      • No longer by appointment only! Drive-up or walk-up options available.
    • Testing Criteria: 
      • 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 or call 309-495-8659
    • For results, see section below.
  • Peoria Civic Center/Fulton Street- Located at the Peoria Civic Center’s Fulton Street Parking Lot (IDPH Site)
    • Open 7 days per week -- 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (while daily testing supplies last)
    • Drive-up and walk-up testing available
    • Testing Criteria:
      • Any/all individuals with or without symptoms
      • This location uses a less-invasive nasal swab for testing
    • For more information: call 1-800-889-3931 or visit
    • For results, see section below.
  • Additional Illinois COVID-19 testing locations - from the Illinois Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Testing - Know Before You Go

What To Bring With You:

Bring a photo ID and an insurance card only if you have one. Insurance cards are accepted if you have one, but you are not required to display proof of health insurance in order to be tested for COVID-19. Insurance will be billed only if applicable. There is no cost to be tested at any of the above Heartland Health Testing Locations or the IEMA Testing Location (located near the Peoria Civic Center).

Please be sure to give an accurate, valid phone number when filling out your pre-test paperwork. Your results will be given to you via phone, and results will not be disclosed in a voicemail. It is important that you answer the phone and speak to the agent trying to reach you with your test results when they call.

Receiving Your Test Results:

It is important that you give an accurate, valid phone number when filling out your paperwork at the testing site location. Testing site agents must be able to reach you at this phone number when they call with your test results.

  • Test results for individuals using the IDPH testing site at the Peoria Civic Center will receive their results by telephone call only. Test results will not be given through voicemail. You must answer the phone and speak to an agent in order to receive your results.
  • Test results for individuals using Heartland Health Services testing sites will receive their results by phone call or text message. 

Depending on which COVID-19 Testing Site you visit, it may take anywhere between 4-7 calendar days before you receive your results, depending on testing site and lab capacity. If you do not receive your results within 7 days, please call a representative from your testing site location for more information:

  • For Heartland Health Services locations (Wisconsin Avenue/East Bluff location, Peoria City/County Health Department location, or Tazwood location in Pekin): Call 309-680-7600
    • NOTE: Please wait at least 7 days after your test before calling to inquire about your results.
  • For IDPH/Peoria Civic Center Location (on Fulton St. in downtown Peoria): Call Centene at 1-888-297-7208 or Reditus Lab at (469) 498-0222
    • NOTE: Please wait at least 7 days after your test before calling to inquire about your results.

Proof of Testing and/or Test Results:

Both the IDPH Testing Site at the Peoria Civic Center and all Heartland Health Services Testing Site locations provide COVID-19 test results electronically (by phone or text message). If you need written proof of having your COVID-19 test done OR if you need written proof of your COVID-19 test results, please let the agent at your testing site know prior to your test so they can work with you to make arrangements.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

Testing is especially encouraged for individuals showing symptoms consistent of COVID-19, however, symptoms are not required to be tested. COVID-19 symptoms may include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

For additional information about COVID-19 symptoms, click here to view the CDC’s most updated list of symptoms or to use the CDC Symptom Self-Checker Tool.