COVID-19 Testing

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SIU students, faculty and staff have the following testing options.


  • Appointments are required and may be made here: drive-through testing.
  • Bring your insurance card., driver’s license and SIU i.d. No student, faculty or staff member will be turned away due to lack of coverage.
  • Individuals with symptoms must self-quarantine until they receive further instructions and should not go to class or come to work.
  • Test results are anticipated within 24 to 48 hours; you will be contacted with results.
  • All students and employees must follow directives of the Jackson County Health Department to quarantine, isolate or assist with contact tracing.
  • If you get voicemail when calling the SIH-SIU hotline (844-988-7800) during regular business hours, leave a message with your phone number and you will receive a return call.

Testing is provided through a grant-funded partnership between the Jackson County Health Department, Southern Illinois Healthcare and SIU Carbondale.