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SSM Health in Illinois to Move COVID-19 Testing Inside Express Clinics

CENTRALIA/MT. VERNON – With infection rates continuing to fall in Marion and Jefferson Counties and the number of COVID-19 patients decreasing, the SSM Health Medical Group is changing the location of its COVID testing.

The COVID testing tents will be taken down this Sunday at both the Centralia and Mt. Vernon locations.

SSM Health Medical Group will continue to provide the same safe, convenient and trustworthy COVID-19 testing for our community inside our familiar, express clinic locations at 602 S. 42nd Street in Mt. Vernon and 1003 E. McCord Street in Centralia beginning Monday.

Patients can receive a COVID swab Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To receive a COVID test you must provide a doctor’s order or complete a virtual visit at

At SSM Health, all our hospitals, doctor’s offices and other facilities have implemented enhanced safety measures. These include requiring all individuals to be screened for symptoms and requiring face masks for all upon entry. This will ensure that you and your family are protected every step of the way.

For more information or to schedule your COVID vaccine, visit