COVID-19 RAPID TESTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19 RAPID TESTING

When will testing take place?


Testing is performed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 11:00am.




Where is the testing site located?


Testing is done at the Calhoun County Health Department's Emergency Operations Center located at 103 N. County Road in Hardin. This is the old Calhoun County Sheriff's office.




Do I need an appointment to be tested?


Yes, testing is done by appointment only. Please call 618-576-2428 and select option two, then option 2 again to reach COVID-19 staff to schedule an appointment.




Can anyone get tested?


Yes. Anyone living in, working in, or visiting Calhoun County can be tested. You do not need to have symptoms in order to be tested.




How much does testing cost?


There is no charge for testing. No insurance card is needed.




What can I expect?


This is walk-up testing. Please call 618-576-2428, select option 2 then option 2 again to speak with COVID-19 staff when you arrive. You will be instructed to come to the door of the building. When you arrive at the door, we will perform a nasal swab, give you paperwork and a buzzer and instruct you to return to your car to wait for results. Results take 15 minutes. When your buzzer goes off, please return to the building and wait at the door for staff to assist you and give you your results. Please do not enter the building.




When will I get my results?


Results will be available 15 minutes from swabbing. Please wait in your car for staff to buzz you back to the building for your results.




Do I need a registration form?


You will be given paperwork to fill out while you wait for your results.