SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Testing Info for Students, Staff and Faculty
Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2023, SHIELD testing at UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, Mile Square Health Center-L.P. Johnson Rockford, and Correctional Health Care Services will be self-collected.
Use link: Sign up for an account (under the Password box)
Use appropriate Agency code: Flames22 for location “UICOMR” with your uic.edu email account.
Fill in all information and click “Submit.”
You will receive a text message for verification, so have your phone handy.
Anyone who needs help or has problems with registration should call SHIELD’s 24/7 patient hotline: 217-265-6059.
Where do I go?
Submitting samples will be completely self-service, with pre-assembled supply kits and a lockbox for depositing your completed sample. The self-service station, including instructions, will remain at the kiosk in the Commons on the second floor of the East Building.
Timing will be as follows:
Lockbox available Mondays 8 a.m.-Fridays 2 p.m.
Results available 24-48 hours after daily deadline of 2 p.m.
Submit your sample Monday by 2 p.m. –>
Result window is Wednesday by 2 p.m.
No mouth activity for one hour prior to sampling. Do not eat, drink (including water), brush your teeth, use mouthwash, chew gum, use tobacco, etc.
Before sampling, wipe off any chapstick or lipstick
May I test at the community site?
Yes! If you’re testing under guidance from Student Health and Wellness or Employee Health Services, please coordinate with them as directed.