COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations
SHIELD Testing at Crossing Healthcare
SHIELD is a saliva-based, non-invasive COVID-19 test that simply requires an individual to deposit a saliva sample into a provided vial at the testing site located at the facility located on Crossing Healthcare's Campus. Testing is FREE and you'll know your results in less than a day.
990 N. Water Street
Decatur IL 62521
Please park and enter through the door on the west side of the building.
Hours of Operation:
Hours may change due to inclement weather or supply availability. Please check Crossing Healthcare's Facebook page for scheduling updates and announcements.
Agency Code: YWR7YBF1
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: What you should do before testing
- Hydrate about 90 minutes before! Drink water up to one hour prior to testing. Dehydration makes it harder to produce saliva.
- Then...don't eat, drink, or smoke for 60 minutes before you test! Also, avoid tooth brushing, mouth washing, gum chewing, and artifically-colored energy drinks for at least one hour before submitting your saliva sample at the test location.
- Mask up and bring your photo ID. You'll check in at the testing site check in table to verify your identify.
Test results will typically be available within 24 hours of the test and communicated to the individual who was tested. You will receive an e-mail from SHIELD Illinois when your results have posted.
Patient questions regarding signing in and registering patient portal accounts, scheduling testing appointments, viewing appointments, viewing test results, and other patient portal questions are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling SHIELD Illinois at 217-265-6059.
Frequently Asked Questions
Crossing Healthcare Drive Thru Clinic
990 N. Water St.
Decatur, IL 62521
Crossing Healthcare Main Clinic
320 E. Central Ave.
Decatur, IL 62521
COVID-19 booster shots are now available for people who completed the Pfizer-BioNTech initial series at least 6 months ago and are:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long term care facilities
- Age 18+ who have underlying health conditions
- Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings
- Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings
3rd dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are now available for immunocompromised people.
New Guidelines for Immunocompromised people
The CDC recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised people. This includes people who have completed a vaccination series with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna and have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Your additional dose must be administered at least 28 days after your vaccination series has been completed. For eligible immunocompromised people, the CDC recommends the same vaccine as previous doses and recipients must be ages 12+ for Pfizer-BioNTech or ages 18+ for Moderna. Johnson & Johnson patients are not eligible for an additional dose at this time.
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. If you are eligible, select the link to schedule an appointment. For more information on the CDC's recommendation, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.
Vaccination schedules may change due to inclement weather, community demand, or vaccine supply. Vaccine type (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) depends on availability. For additional locations offering vaccines, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently authorized for ages 18 and older.
Pfizer vaccines are authorized for ages 12 and older.
Vaccine Clinic Reminders
- Wear a sleeveless or short sleeve shirt, so it’s easier for our staff to administer the vaccine.
- Wear a mask and bring your health insurance card. The vaccine is zero cost to you.
- Do not bring family or friends. Due to social distancing needs, we cannot accommodate additional people in our facility.
- Reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well or are quarantined due to a COVID-19 exposure.
- If you’ve had COVID-19 in the last 90 days or have received another vaccine in the last 2 weeks (flu, shingles, etc.), contact your physician to determine if you should receive the vaccine.
- If you are unsure if you should receive the vaccine, due to health issues, medications, etc., please contact your physician for guidance.