Testing and Vaccines
SXU Health Center: Testing and Vaccines
ATTN: At this time, the Health Center is only able to offer COVID-19 testing to students, staff and faculty.
The SXU Health Center will see patients in the office and via tele-medicine depending on symptoms and vaccination status.
Testing at the Health Center
Testing is done by appointment only. If you have questions about testing, please call 773-298-3712. See Coronavirus General Information to learn more about emergency warning signs, what to do when you're sick or help finding alternative testing sites.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please stay home, follow CDC guidance to self-isolate and fill out a HIPAA-secure COVID-19 reporting form.
After you fill out the COVID-19 reporting form, you will receive a call from the Health Center to discuss what symptoms you are having and whether or not testing is recommended.
Only in circumstances where the person cannot report themselves should another person use this form to report on behalf of an employee or student. The person should be aware you are making this report. Only direct supervisors reporting on behalf of their employees, faculty reporting on behalf of their students, or parent/guardians reporting on behalf of their child should use this form.
COVID-19 Reporting Form
This form is available to support the health and safety of the campus community.
Responses will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing and for our state-mandated reporting duties.
How do the COVID-19 Vaccines work?
Vaccines at the Health Center
The Health Center has been designated as a vaccination site by the Chicago Department
of Public Health and receives a shipment of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines weekly. Due to increased supply we often have same-day appointments available.
All are welcome!
If you have questions about the vaccines, be sure to discuss them with your primary care provider or the nurse practitioners at the SXU Health Center.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines currently available, possible side effects and guidance for when you've been fully vaccinated.
Turn in Vaccine Records
For SXU faculty, staff and students, if you have received both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, please upload a copy of your completed vaccine card to our secure Patient Portal. If you received the COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Center, you do not need to upload a copy as this information will already be in our system. This is for tracking and contact tracing purposes only.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines in Illinois
SXU students, staff and faculty are eligible for COVID-19 testing at the SXU Health Center. Vaccinations are available to all by appointment only Monday through Friday.
There are now many locations for people to get tested for COVID-19, including CVS, most urgent cares, Family First, and some primary care offices. You can also refer to the Illinois Department of Public Health website for a list of testing locations throughout the state of Illinois. Most insurance plans cover testing if you are symptomatic (have symptoms) or were exposed to COVID-19 and many sites offer free testing to those without insurance. The Chicago Department of Public Health also offers free testing for those who meet certain criteria.
Learn more about the different COVID-19 vaccines authorized and recommended in the United States to prevent COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on vaccine rollouts, check out the Illinois Department of Public Health's Mass Vaccination Guide and the City of Chicago's Vaccine Distribution Phases.