The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be holding two mobile COVID Testing days at EIU to offer COVID tests for students, faculty, staff, annuitants, and the local community.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 & 
Tuesday, Dec. 15

9 am - 4 pm

Eastern Illinois University

Lantz Fieldhouse
South Entrance


Drive-thru and walk-up options will be available:

  • Walk-up testing will be conducted inside the Lantz Fieldhouse. Enter at the south end of the Fieldhouse (near the tennis courts and Campus Pond). Walk-up lines will be socially distanced around the indoor track.
  • Drive-thru testing will be conducted outside the south end of the Fieldhouse, near the entry door for walk-up testing. Cars are asked to enter the J Lot off Grant Avenue, follow the queue directions, travel south on the lane between the Fieldhouse and O’Brien Field, turn the corner heading east, and continue to the south entrance of the Fieldhouse. After testing, cars will continue east past Lantz Arena and exit onto Fourth Street.




You can pre-register by visiting this website: go.eiu.edu/IDPHMobileReg

  • If you do not see the EIU dates/sites listed when you visit the pre-registration link, please check back later or register on-site the day of testing. Pre-registration is NOT required. 
  • Enter ZIP code 61920.
  • Choose “COVID-19 Screening” as appointment type.
  • Select a time under one of the Eastern Illinois University Mobile Testing options.
  • If you already have a MyChart account with OSF Health or IDPH, you can enter existing login information. If you do not have a MyChart account, you will receive an email with additional information.
  • If you do not have an email address or do not wish to create a MyChart account, you can call the IDPH results number (1-888-297-7208) for your results. If you are having trouble accessing results through MyChart, contact the MyChart helpline (1-800-889-3931).

What to Bring:

  • A photo ID.
  • An ink pen to write on your test vial.
  • EIU Students: Please provide your LOCAL (school) address to the testing staff.
  • Your insurance card, if you have one.
  • A smart phone to access MyChart. Click here to preregister: go.eiu.edu/IDPHMobileReg. MyChart will allow you to receive your results faster. A member of the IDPH testing team will help you register for MyChart while you are waiting for your test if you are not able to preregister.

Wear your mask!

EIU’s masking policy means all individuals will be expected to appropriately wear clean cloth or disposable face masks while on campus. Please bring your mask, as they will not be provided.

Travel Considerations After Testing

Students or employees who plan to travel away from Charleston after testing are strongly advised to take all personal and academic materials (e.g. medication, textbooks, computer, etc.) that would be needed to isolate or quarantine in that location.