Testing for COVID-19

LaSalle County Health Department

 All COVID-19 Testing MUST Be Scheduled with the LaSalle County Health Department before arriving on site.

* COVID -19 Testing 

The rapid tests are meant to be used on:

  • Excluded symptomatic children who are not a close contact to a confirmed case, to help get them back into school.
  • Employees who need a negative test result to return to work.
  • Anyone who is planning to travel or has traveled.

PCR tests are available for individuals who need a more comprehensive test.  Testing will be done at the LaSalle County Health Department parking lot at 717 Etna Road, Ottawa, IL.  The test performed will be an anterior nasal swab.  The results will be given in 15 minutes.  Testing will be performed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Anyone in need of rapid testing needs to call the Health Department at (815) 433-3366 to pre-register.

Mobile Testing Sites – Open to all regardless of symptoms.

Sites may close due to weather conditions.


The State of Illinois is opening its community-based testing sites to anyone to get tested, regardless of symptoms or other criteria.  As we move through the Restore Illinois plan, and into a full reopening of the state, testing will be crucial to identifying new cases and taking immediate action to prevent additional spread.  No appointment, doctor referral, or insurance is needed at state operated drive-thru sites and testing is available at no cost to the individual.

State of Illinois Community-Based Testing Sites
Open to all regardless of symptoms. (Sites may close due to weather conditions)

Due to changes in public demand, the days of operation for the State community-based testing sites are being adjusted.  These changes will go into effect on Thursday, March 18, 2021.  The new days of operation for the community-based testing sites are as follows:

Testing SiteAddressDaysHours
Arlington Heights
Arlington Racetrack
2000 W Euclid Ave
Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
Auburn Gresham7938 South Halsted StreetMon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
Aurora2450 N. Farnsworth Ave.Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
*Bloomington1106 Interstate DriveMon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
ChampaignMarket Place Shopping Ctr
2000 N. Neil Street Champaign
Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
*East St. LouisSt Clair Square
134 St. Clair Square
Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
Harwood Heights6959 W. Forest Preserve Rd.Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
*PeoriaPeoria Civic Center
Fulton Street Parking Lot
Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
Rockford1321 Sandy Hollow RoadMon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm
*Waukegan102 W. Water StreetMon-Wed-Fri-Sat8am - 4pm

*Walk up testing is available at Bloomington, East St. Louis, Peoria, and Waukegan.

For more information about state-supported community testing sites, as well as other COVID-19 testing sites, visit  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing.


Patient Testing Flyer – For Individuals Undergoing Testing, including Healthcare Workers & First Responders