Illinois State University is offering free COVID-19 testing to Illinois State students. Students must bring their Redbird ID card to get tested.
The University uses a COVID-19 antigen test as the primary on-campus asymptomatic testing method. When deemed necessary by Student Health Services (e.g., individual is symptomatic or there is high clinical suspicion that an individual has COVID-19) a confirmatory PCR test will be required. Student Health Services recommends being tested twice per week if an individual feels that they are at risk for contracting COVID-19.
Employees may now participate in free on-campus COVID-19 testing. Students and employees are encouraged to participate in bi-weekly COVID-19 testing.
Students experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or who believe that they were exposed to a person with COVID-19 should contact Student Health Services at (309) 438-7676 for direction regarding quarantine and/or to schedule an initial screening and make an appointment to be tested. Symptomatic employees should contact their healthcare provider for testing or to make an appointment.
Only individuals being tested should enter a testing center.
May 7 - August 6, students can receive antigen COVID testing Monday – Friday, from 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. at Student Health Services. No appointment is necessary to participate in COVID testing. Eligibility requirements apply.
Student Health Services will no longer be conducting testing for faculty and staff. On-campus employee testing will now be available through SHIELD Illinois. For more information on where and how to be tested on campus, please visit the SHIELD Illinois Testing for Illinois State University Employees page.
PCR COVID-19 testing remains available for students, faculty, and staff at the Interstate Center testing site, 1106 Interstate Dr. Bloomington, IL, which has recently reduced days of operation due to changes in public demand. Registration is required and available on-site. To save time, you can pre-register. Students testing at this site should share positive test results with Student Health Services by uploading them to the Secure Patient Health Portal. Sharing test results will ensure students have proper documentation for classes, housing, and/or employment. More information about documentation can be found below.
A secure message will be sent to you with your results in the secure Student Health Services portal. Results should be available within 1-2 business days. Please check the secure patient portal for results before calling Student Health Services. If it has been more than 2 business days and you have not received a result, please contact the Nurse Consult Line at (309) 438-7676.
You may also review this information while waiting for your test results.
Students who receive a positive test result at a non-Illinois State testing location should electronically submit their COVID-19 test results through our secure portal.
If students need to quarantine or self-isolate, the McLean County Health Department will provide documentation, including a Quarantine/Isolation Letter to students. This Quarantine/Isolation Letter should be shared with the Dean of Students Office at DeanOfStudents@IllinoisState.edu in order to have instructors notified of the duration of the excused absence. Students are copied on this notification to instructors, which is sent by email. Upon release from quarantine/self-isolation, students will receive a Release Letter via email from the McLean County Health Department or in their Student Health Services portal, and should email the letter to the Dean of Students Office. This prompts a return to class notice to instructors.
See the full policy on Excused Student Absences due to Communicable Disease at the University Policy & Procedures website.