The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Joliet Walmart is transitioning to curbside pickup of self-administered collection kits.
Patients can request a COVID-19 self-collection kits test kit from MyQuestCOVIDTest.com and it will be delivered curbside to the Walmart at 2424 W Jefferson St. in Joliet.
Testing will not be conducted at Walmart and test kits will not be available inside the store. Anyone picking up a test kit is to remain inside the vehicle. Walmart pharmacists and associates will staff the pickup.
Curbside pickup of test kits will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Patients must request an appointment at MyQuestCOVIDTest.com, which will screen and schedule appointments for pick-up for those who meet medical eligibility for testing.
When patients arrive at Walmart to pick up the kit, they will park in the pick-up parking spaces and call the number on the sign. Patients must wear masks and stay in their cars for verification and ID check. The test site is not available to those who walk up.
The actual test kit will use a self-administered nasal swab test. Patients will swab their own noses at their convenience at home.
Once the sample has been collected, patients will follow the directions (included in the kit) on how to ship the test kit for processing.
Quest Diagnostics will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable departments of health.
Results typically take 48 to 72 hours to complete once the specimen is received at the lab.
Testing is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials and will test adults who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested.
In addition. the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams in Will and Grundy counties over the next few days.
Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status. The testing is free but people should bring their insurance card if they have one. Insurance is not required to be tested. Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab.
Testing will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25, Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 at Mission Boulevard Soccer Complex, 640 Mission Blvd., Joliet; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at Minooka Community High School – South Campus, 26655 W. Eames St., Channahon
Site locations are subject to change. For current information, visit dph.illinois.gov/testing/mobile-testing-sites.