During COVID-19 pandemic:
Participants may take part via the Tick App or by freezing the tick for later submission. Please see instructions here. Our campus cannot currently accept ticks in the mail, but once restrictions have been lifted participants with ticks in their freezer can mail them to us.
Once the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted:
If you’re interested in finding a hub near you so that you can begin being an I-TICK participant, head over to our How I-TICK Works page and look under “How does it work for an individual participant.” We provide an up-to-date map on the locations of our hubs as well as an extensive list with information on how to get in contact with a public hub.
If you’d like to become a volunteer for I-TICK but we currently do not have a hub in your county, we suggest still taking a look at our map and seeing if there a close hub nearby. We are currently working on making sure every county in Illinois has at least one public hub to drop off tick-kits. If you still have any questions concerning how to get involved, please contact Peg Gronemeyer at email@example.com and provide your contact information so that we can let you know when we have added a hub in your area.