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Elgin Community College (ECC) Partnered with Vitality Urgent Care to provide free daily COVID testing for all ECC employees and students.

The Testing Process:

At this time, no appointment times are required for testing, and walk-ins are welcome. Pre-registration for expediated process and results delivery over the Vitality Urgent Care Registration Portal is encouraged. Please keep the QR code and present it upon arrival. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.

 

Collection Methods:

At the collection site, you will be offered either a non-invasive nasal swab or saliva collection. The nasal sample collection is done with a soft-tip nasal swab.  Alternatively, saliva collection takes several minutes and involves filling a collection device until the saliva level reaches the fill line.

 

Test type:

  1. RT-PCR COVID-19 can be performed with either a nasal, saliva, or oral swab.
  2. Antigen Rapid Covid-19 Test (Nasal swab only) Results in 1 hour or less and suitable for people with symptoms as an adjunct to RT-PCR test.

 

Testing location:

Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, IL 60123

Building K, Rm. 171

Hours:

  • Monday:  7:00 a.m. — 3 p.m..
  • Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. — 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. — 3 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:00 a.m. — 7 p.m.
  • Friday 7:00 a.m. — 3 p.m.

 

Accessing Your Results

Test results are typically available within 24 hours and will be emailed or available via the Student Results Portal. The test results are also reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health and Elgin Community College’s designated Emergency response representative , who will contact you if you tested positive.

 

Further Support

We are here to help – please contact our practice for any questions. Vitality Urgent Care is able to offer virtual support if you test positive for COVID-19 or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

  • E-mail: Info@vitalityurgentcare.com
  • Phone: 224.601.5001




FAQ (Educational COVID-19 Testing):


Is an appointment required to be tested?

No, appointment are not required and walk-ins are welcome. Pre-registration for expediated process and results delivery over the Vitality Urgent Care Registration Portal is encouraged. Please keep the QR code and present it upon arrival.

Does it hurt to get tested?

No. The testing is provided by trained healthcare provider via non-invasive anterior nasal swab. Our testing techniques are completely different from the nasopharyngeal swab, which were administered in the beginning of pandemic.

Saliva testing is also a non-invasive option offered for accurate identification of COVID virus.

What types of tests are available?

  1. RT-PCR (Molecular) COVID-19 can be performed with either a nasal, saliva, or oral swab. Results typically will be available in 24 hours.  Preferred method due to high accuracy in asymptomatic individuals.
  2. Antigen Rapid Covid-19 Test (Nasal swab only) Results in 1 hour or less and suitable for people with symptoms as an adjunct to RT-PCR test.

How long before I receive my results?

Results are available 24 hours post ECC testing days.

How will I receive my results?

Results will be sent to you based on information provided during registration.

Will I be charged for a COVID-19 test?

No. COVID-19 tests conducted as part of the Elgin Community College testing process will be provided for free to faculty, staff, students and the community.

Will additional testing or research be performed on my sample?

No. Samples received as part of this collection will only be tested to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. All samples received as part of this collection will not be used for any other additional testing or research.

Will my information be sold to third parties?

No. Testing results may be reported to the Elgin Community College Emergency Response Representative identified in the “Consent and Release for COVID-19 Testing and Illinois Department of Public Health”  Vitality Urgent Care will not share patient information with any  third parties.




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