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Testing Information

Testing Information


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With increased public demand for COVID-19 testing, it is important that patients and the community understand where to seek testing, depending on whether one is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or not.


Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their health care providers. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (100F or higher), chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath/chest tightness, loss of taste or smell, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, severe fatigue/exhaustion, muscle pain.

SSM Health is providing drive-thru testing at our Urgent Care in Freeport and Express Clinic in Monroe for those who meet the criteria. To schedule a testing appointment, please call 608-324-1815. Please do not enter the COVID-19 testing lane at either location without an appointment. If you have an appointment, please wait in line at your selected time and a staff member will be with you shortly. 

Please note that all COVID-19 test results, both negative and positive, will be communicated to the patient through MyChart. SSM Health will not be calling patients with their test results. To get started with MyChart, or learn more information, please visit our MyChart page


Individuals age 5 and over who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 but would like to get tested for COVID-19 should go to a local public testing facility listed below. Reasons for wanting to get tested when not experiencing symptoms include –

  • You have upcoming travel, work, social or other life events that may require you getting tested.
  • You’ve been exposed to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You’ve been at an event where individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You have friends or relatives who have tested positive for COVID-19 or may have been exposed.
  • You have friends or relatives who are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19 and want to make sure you don’t expose them.

Patients who are not experiencing symptoms and attempt to schedule a test through their health care provider will be referred to a public testing site.



Green County Public Health

  • Ages: 12 months and older
  • Testing available Mondays from 9am - 11am at Green County Public Health Department (N3152 WI-81, Monroe) under the overhang at the front of the building
  • No appointments required but have to register ahead of time by clicking here

Hometown Pharmacies (Hours vary by location)

  • Monroe West: Schedule an Appointment: Call (608) 426-6540 -- Offers rapid test for $60, send out tests are free
  • Monroe Schultz: Schedule an Appointment: Call (608) 325-2151
  • New Glarus: Schedule an Appointment: Call (608) 527-2517
  • Brodhead: Schedule an Appointment: Call (608-) 897-2595


  • Ages: 3 years and older
  • Testing is by appointment at their drive-thru 
  • Available Monday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm
  • Call 608-325-7020 to schedule

An interative testing map by zip code is also available by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  




  • Ages: 3 years and older
  • Testing by appointment 
  • Hours vary by location
  • Schedule online

Crusader Community Health

  • Free COVID-19 testing for all ages
  • No appointment needed but have to register ahead of time by clicking here
  • Open 7 days a week from 8am - 4pm or until daily supplies runs out (1,000 tests/day)

A list of testing locations by zip code is also available by the Illinois Department of Public Health.


Individuals scheduled for an upcoming surgery/procedure at SSM Health Monroe Hospital (Pre-Op Testing) will be instructed to schedule a COVID-19 test ahead of their procedure. Pre-Op testing is currently taking place in our Lab & Pre-Admissions department, located on the lobby level of our main campus. 


Regardless of where individuals are tested, they should limit contact with others while test results are pending. 

It’s important to recognize that testing alone will not get us through this outbreak. Practicing smart preventive behavior remains the most important step we can take to reduce risk and slow spread in our community, including -

  • Practicing physical distancing. Stay six feet away from people who do not live in your household
  • Wear face coverings, especially if you will be indoors with others (e.g., grocery store)
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay home if possible, especially if you have any symptoms (e.g. fever, cough)
  • Follow isolation guidelines if you test positive. Follow quarantine guidelines if exposed to someone with COVID-19.