Public Health

Where & How To Get A Rapid Test in Chicago for Coronavirus COVID-19?

Khang T. Vuong, MHA24 Dec 2020

Quick Digest:

  • As of December 23rd, 2020, confirmed cases of coronavirus in Chicago reached 193,947 and 918,070 in the state of Illinois.
  • Governor JB Pritzker imposed new restrictions on meetings and social events, as well as issue a stay at home advisory, that will go into effect on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 am.
  • Chicago has multiple rapid, mobile, and static coronavirus testing locations.

Chicago, Illinois COVID Update:

  • Meetings and social events limited to 10 individuals (both indoors and outdoors)
  • The limitation applies to events, such as weddings, birthday parties, and other events taking place at banquet halls, event venues, or similar spaces
  • The capacity limit does not supersede industries that have specified capacity guidelines in place (i.e., fitness clubs, retail stores, personal services, movie theaters)
  • All residents of the City of Chicago are advised to stay at home in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city. Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.
  • Additionally, residents are strongly advised to not have guests in their homes unless they are essential workers (g., home healthcare providers or childcare workers)

Rapid coronavirus testing is available throughout clinics in Chicago

If you have been determined by your healthcare provider to meet the criteria for testing, you will be advised that you need to have an in-person visit with a doctor at a testing center or a drive-through. The on-site doctor will then assess your risk and determine your eligibility for a COVD-19 test.

Rapid Testing Sites in Chicago

Due to limited quantities of rapid tests, you must meet the following criteria (for many clinics, however, this is not the case for every clinic): 

  1. Have symptoms (cough, sore throat, body aches, fever, chills) or
  2. Have had an actual exposure (someone you were in contact with who has tested positive for COVID-19)
Testing SiteSite Information
Innovative Care1111 W. Diversey Parkway (by appointment only)
CLEAR Wellness1605 S Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 535-57
Cermak Immediate Care5741 Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 60804
NewMed Immediate Care1669 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

** Be sure to call each center before making an appointment to ensure they have rapid tests you meet the criteria to get tested.

PCR COVID Testing Sites In Chicago

Drive-Thru/ Walk-UP

Testing SiteAddressDays & Hours Type
Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy2850 W 24th Blvd, Chicago, IL 60623Monday-Friday
from 10 am to 4 pm

Drive-Thru and Walk-Up

Dr. Jorge Prieto Math
and Science Academy
2231 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60639Monday-Friday
from 10 am to 4 pm
Gately Park744 E 103rd St,
Chicago, IL 60628
Monday/
Wednesday/
Friday
from 10 am to 4 pm

Mobile Testing Sites in Chicago

Testing SiteAddress
Gately Park (location added due to Wednesday closure for Veterans Day)744 E. 103rd, Chicago, IL 60628
Resurrection Projects Resources1815 S Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60608
Northwest Side Housing Center5233 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60639
United Credit Union4444 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632
Metropolitan Family Services 6422 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60629
Apostolic Faith Church3823 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
New Life5101 S Keeler Ave, Chicago, IL 60632

Clinics and Hospitals in Chicago that offer PCR COVID testing

Testing SiteSite Information
Roseland Community Hospital45 West 111th Street
Chicago, IL
NorthShore University HealthSystem's Evanston Hospital2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-2000
Illinois National Guard testing facility6959 Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL 60634
Edward-Elmhurst Health Corporate Center4201 Winfield Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555
(331) 221-8000
Walmart Northlake137 W North Ave
Northlake, IL 60164
(708) 409-0049
Midwest Express Clinic Chicago - Mt. Greenwood3258 W 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 629-8217
Midwest Express Clinic Crown Point5521 Lincoln Hwy #1a
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 769-136
Midwest Express Clinic Munster8135 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 513-200

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