Jewel-Osco offering at-home COVID-19 test kits in Chicago area

Coronavirus Chicago: Saliva tests return results in about 72 hours after lab receives them, Jewel says

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Jewel-Osco is offering at-home COVID-19 test kits in the Chicago area.

ITASCA, Ill. (WLS) -- Osco Drug is now offering at-home COVID-19 test kits at select stores in the Chicago area.

The saliva tests, in partnership with Phosphorus Diagnostics, typically return results in 72 hours or less from the time the lab receives the test, Jewel-Osco said.

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Customers who are interested visit to complete a short medical questionnaire and request the test. Then an Osco Drug pharmacist authenticates the information, reviews and orders the test. The customer is contacted for payment and notified when the test kit is ready for pick-up or has shipped to the address provided.

Patients showing symptoms should not pick up their own test, Jewel said.

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The customer completes the sample collection and sends it to the lab; he or she will receive the results by email or text.

Test kits are $139.99 out-of-pocket, the grocery store said. Jewel-Osco is currently unable to bill insurance for the test.

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