COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations
Please note that the Health Clinics remain open to serve you. We're committed to maintaining continuity of care and helping meet your healthcare needs.
At this time, Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics is excited to announce that we have been approved to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients. We will be following the Illinois Department of Public Health and Lake County Health Department guidelines for distribution to priority groups. The vaccine will be offered during limited regular clinic times as well as at vaccine clinics located at our drive thru tent on a bigger scale on scheduled days.
If you are interested in getting the vaccine at our clinics, we ask that you sign up for our waiting list online. If you do not have computer access to complete the form, we will have staff available at our COVID hotline to assist in getting you signed up for the waiting list. Once we have vaccination slots available, we will call all qualified patients from the wait list and get you scheduled.
Vaccines will be given by appointment only, and we will only be calling patients off our waiting list for appointments.
Please complete the form using the following link: Community COVID-19 Vaccine Registry and RFU Student/Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Registry
For more information about the available COVID-19 vaccines: CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information
For questions or for assistance in signing up for the wait list, you can call our COVID Hotline number at 224-570-7575.
Testing is available by appointment for established clinic patients, members of the RFU community and the general public who consider themselves to be symptomatic for COVID-19.
- All testing is by appointment only at an assigned date and time — no waiting in long lines to get tested.
- A member of our medical staff will conduct your test while you remain in your vehicle.
- Your appointment should take no more than five to 10 minutes. We’ll contact you with your test result within two business days.
- Effective February 8, 2021, COVID-19 testing is required every other week for all RFU students, faculty and staff who will be on campus for educational or administrative activities. This also applies to researchers engaged in on-site activities.
Please schedule your appointment for COVID-19 testing as follows:
- Established RFUHC patients with symptoms, please select from the patient portal dropdown menu "COVID-19 TESTING".
- New patients who have no established relationship with RFUHC will need to call 847-473-4357 for availability.
- Testing will be done at the Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics parking lot in the drive-through tent, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
- Extreme weather may effect the drive-through, and services will be provided based on availability
- For Rosalind Franklin University Students, Staff, and Faculty, please select from the patient portal dropdown menu "Student/Staff/Faculty Test @ RFU Campus". Testing will be done in the IPEC Building in Room L.811 at the Rosalind Franklin University campus Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- If you are experiencing any COVID like symptoms, please complete the illness form and you will be directed how to complete the testing.
Symptoms and prevention
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact the office to speak with one of our clinical staff members.
- Shortness of breath
Phone screening is available through the RFUHC at 847-473-4357.
The screening is intended for clinic patients, members of the RFU community and the general public who consider themselves to be symptomatic for COVID-19. The screening includes a series of questions about your symptoms, age, overall health and travel. Depending on the screening questions answered, you will be given an appointment to be tested. The drive thru is for COVID-19 testing only and not for evaluation or treatment.
Drive-thru screening is taking place on site at Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics parking lot and is designed to quickly and safely screen people with cough, fever, or shortness of breath. When you arrive, you will be asked to stay inside your car.
- Once you arrive and call from the clinic parking lot, a member of our medical staff wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) will come outside to administer the COVID-19 test.
- Be assured that our staff are specially trained in conducting COVID-19 testing, which involves taking a sample from your nasal cavity with a cotton swab. You will remain in your vehicle while being tested.
- The test should take only a few minutes. Testing is by appointment only, so there’s no need to wait in a long line for your turn.
- We will contact you within two business days to share your test result and check on your well-being.
- If your test is positive for COVID-19, you will receive instructions on next steps such as following up with your primary healthcare provider.
- If you do not have a medical home or doctor you see on a regular basis, we can connect you with a primary care provider at the Health Clinics or through other resources such as the Lake County Health Department.
RFUHC is now offering telehealth services. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.