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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available at all Horizon Health clinics. No appointment or referral is needed. However, you must call prior to arrival.

Turnaround time for results is dependent on volume of testing. Rapid testing results should be provided the same day. Send-out test results generally take a few days. You must quarantine until your test results are received. Note that a negative test result does not lift the need to quarantine if you have been contacted by the Public Health Department.

The forms below are available for your convenience when seeking testing at Horizon Health:

  • As an established patient, complete this registration form and bring it with you to your visit.
  • Complete this form regarding symptoms and bring it with you.
  • For patients who need results shared with a provider or employer, this release must be completed. Or, you can access the results of your test through your patient portal.

To determine if you need testing or to discuss your respiratory symptoms, call 217-466-4833.

3 steps to take while waiting for your test result

Other things to note:

  • All positive results are reported to the Public Health Department as required, including rapid antigen testing (which will be reported as probable through IDPH.
  • Testing will be done using a rapid test unless a patient specifically asks for the send-out test.
  • Rapid tests are performed using the Quidel Sofia2 rapid SARS antigen test. Per manufacturer data, this test is proven to be 97% accurate for detecting positives. To learn more, click here.
  • Send-out tests (PCR) are processed through LabCorp or the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Remember that testing for COVID-19 is rarely necessary, and does not change your course of treatment.