FHN, SCHD Offering Free COVID-19 Community Testing July 14, 28

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Stephenson County Health Department and FHN have teamed up to offer additional testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus for individuals age 18 and over, including those without symptoms (asymptomatic), at two Freeport locations in July.

The testing, which may be rescheduled in case of bad weather, is scheduled for:

5 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Aquin High School, 1419 S. Galena, Freeport

5 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 at Taylor Park School, 806 E. Stephenson, Freeport

No appointment or healthcare referral is required for this first-come, first-served no-cost nasal pharyngeal testing. Participants must bring valid photo ID and wear a mask. Those driving to the testing must remain in their car for the testing. Results, which will be communicated by the Stephenson County Health Department to those who are tested, will take at least five days.

Please note that this is not an antibody test; it will only tell you if you have the coronavirus as of this date, not if you have had it previously.

Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,200 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.


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