Taylorville Memorial Hospital announced COVID-19 testing sites available in Christian County as the Delta variant of COVID continues to spread. If you believe you've been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, TMH is asking you to wait three to five days before seeking a test for the most reliable results.
The CDC says that the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms include aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, headache, loss of taste or smell, and a skin rash. If you are experiencing symptoms and want to get tested, in Christian County, you can visit the Christian County Health Department at 902 West Springfield Road in Taylorville. There is rapid testing available. The hours are 8 AM until Noon and 1 PM until 3:30, Monday through Friday. Go online at cchdil.org or call 217-824-4113 extension 122. All testing is done in your vehicle in the health department parking lot. Just call ext 111 or 122 when you arrive.
CVS Pharmacy at 401 North Webster Street in Taylorville is offering the PCR "nose swab" test. The hours for CVS are 8AM until 8 PM, Monday through Friday. On Saturday they are open 9 AM until 5 PM and on Sunday they are open 10 AM until 6 PM. To receive a test check out CVS.com/minuteclinic to schedule an appointment or visit the drive-thru. For more information call 217-287-7951.
At the Springfield Clinic, located at 600 North Main Street in Taylorville, you must have a primary care physician within Springfield Clinic to get tested. Those hours are 8 AM until 5 PM on Monday through Friday. Testing is available through the clinic's drive-thru lab. For more information call 217-287-8855.
At Taylorville Urgent care, which is located at 1510 West Springfield Avenue in Taylorville, rapid and PCR "nose swab" tests are available with no appointment required. The hours are 9 AM until 7 PM, Mondays through Fridays, and 10 AM until 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call 217-824-8244.
At Walgreens at 315 N. Webster Street in Taylorville, rapid testing is available from 9 AM until 5 PM daily. You can register online at www.walgreens.com/covid19 or go through the drive-thru without an appointment. Call 217-824-8154. At the Pana Walgreens at 108 South Poplar Street, you can get rapid testing available from 9 AM until 5 PM, Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call 217-562-2770.
If you are experiencing extreme shortness of breath or are unable to manage your symptoms at home, head on over to your hospital's emergency department or call 9-1-1.