Community Education About Testing

As the community continues to experience an increase in COVID-19 cases, we want to provide information about where you can receive a COVID-19 test if you are experiencing symptoms or if you have no symptoms.

Need a COVID-19 test?

Consider visiting one of the FREE testing sites sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health:

  • The COVID-19 Testing Center at St. Clair Square Mall (back parking lot behind Sears) is open Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Learn more about additional testing sites in the metro area from the covidtesting.pdf (st-clair.il.us)

Experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms?

Please consider the following options:

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, your primary care physician may refer you to receive care at our respiratory clinic or be tested at our testing site. A physician referral is required at both locations.

BJC Medical Group Respiratory Clinic

The respiratory clinic is located adjacent to the testing site at 4000 North Illinois Lane in Swansea. The respiratory clinic by referral only and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • You do not need to be an established BJC patient to be referred to this clinic, but you do need a physician referral.
  • Once the physician referral is received, you will then be contacted to make an appointment where you’ll be evaluated and tested if needed.

BJC Medical Group COVID-19 Testing Site

The drive-through COVID-19 testing site is located adjacent to the Respiratory Clinic at 4000 North Illinois Lane in Swansea. The testing site by referral only and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • A primary care physician with BJC privileges can refer patients to be tested for COVID-19 only at the COVID-19 testing site.
  • Referrals from a physician are only accepted online. Paper orders are not accepted at the site.

Urgent Care Facilities

There also are several local urgent care facilities and pharmacies throughout the area that offer COVID-19 testing. Learn more about additional testing sites in the metro area from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, acute illness or severe COVID symptoms, seek immediate treatment at the nearest emergency department.