We have partnered with SHIELD Illinois to provide free saliva based COVID-19 tests to the community. Testing is available to anyone in the community regardless of symptoms. Please create a SHIELD portal account to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.


1608 4th Avenue Sterling, IL 61081

Community Testing for anyone in the community: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Testing for symptomatic Sterling Public School's students and staff ONLY: Every school day from 11:00 AM - Noon

Please follow the directions below in order to create a portal PRIOR to arriving for testing.

FIRST, create your portal, prior to arriving, by going to and use Agency Code df5brbrj

For step-by-step directions on how to set up your portal, click the link below.

One-Time Portal Set-up Instructions

SECOND, If you are a parent and are getting your child/children tested, you will need to follow the directions below to add your child(ren) to your portal so you can receive their results.

Family Portal Accounts

THIRD, Sterling Public Schools does not have access to results for you or your child when testing through community testing. If you have trouble with your portal or accessing your results, please contact SHIELD Patient Support at 217-265-6059 and see the flyer below.

Shield IL Patient Support

For additional information, please click the link below.