SIH COVID-19 Resources: SIH is prepared and ready to provide safe, quality care to all the communities we serve.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) now allows testing for anyone with COVID-like symptoms, illness or risk factors without a doctor’s order. Testing is also available for those with or without symptoms who work in a healthcare facility, jails or prisons, first responders (paramedics, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement, firefighters) and/or support critical infrastructure (grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations, public utilities, factories, childcare and sanitation).

SIH has two drive-through testing sites. SIH Urgent Care in Marion and at the former Region’s Bank building at Rt. 13 and Poplar in Carbondale. Both are open seven days a week.

SIH asks individuals to call the SIH COVID-19 Hotline at 844-988-7800 to reserve a time for their desired test at either location. Each drive-through testing site has designated lanes with signage and instructions.

SIH staff donned in personal protective equipment, or PPE, will perform specimen collection, or nasal swabs, for COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses through the driver's side or passenger side window. Patients will not have to leave their cars.

Results are expected within four to seven days.

Patient Privacy

SIH is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our patient's health information. In so doing, taking pictures and/or videotaping of any identifiable patient information that includes vehicle license plates is strictly prohibited.