Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago area

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Widespread public coronavirus testing in Illinois is not yet available, but if your doctor has given you a note to get tested and your symptoms are mild enough not to be hospitalized, here's where to go.

RELATED: Latest news and updates on Illinois coronavirus cases, Chicago area impact

Two COVID-19 testing sites are now available in Lakeview and Wicker Park. Aayu Clinics are providing and processing tests at their two of their Chicago locations. They recommend first using telehealth services before coming to one of the clinics to help minimize the spread of the virus. A physicians can then help determine if there is another plausible diagnosis with similar symptoms.

Persons exhibiting coughing, shortness of breath, temperature, and any start of mild illness should create an appointment at to establish a telehealth meeting and take action thereafter based on need. For suspected COVID-19 cases, the Aayu staff will use this information to assess risk and criteria to determine whether a test is appropriate. You will be notified on whether you qualify for a test and they will be provided with one of their drive up test-site locations.

Aayu Clinic - Lakeview Location:
1645 W School St, Suite A
Chicago, IL 60657

Aayu Clinic - Wicker Park Location:
1601 W Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622

Roseland Community Hospital is the first South Side community hospital that will offer COVID-19 tests. The drive-thru testing will be available beginning Friday, April 3.

Here is how it works: Each person will be given a number and then will be seen by a physician for COVID-19 symptoms. They will then be screened by a doctor. If the doctor believes the patient should be tested, the patient will be given one of the 200 available COVID-19 swab test, or blood tests.

Roseland Community Hospital
45 West 111th Street
Chicago, IL

NorthShore University HealthSystem's Evanston Hospital is conducting coronavirus testing for its patients and other hospitals' patients who are symptomatic and ill. The NorthShore University HealthSystem became the first local facility to conduct its own COVID-19 tests and is currently testing approximately 200 patients per day. The facility anticipates it will expand its daily testing capacity to 500 patients.

NorthShore University HealthSystem's Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-2000

The Illinois National Guard is operating a drive-through testing facility for first responders on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Located in a former emissions testing facility near the Harlem Irving Plaza, coronavirus testing is limited to police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other health professionals.

EMBED More News Videos

A coronavirus testing site that recently expanded on Chicago's Northwest Side will be open daily for anyone over the age of 60 experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

The operation is being run by more than 100 newly activated guard members, and the perimeter is carefully controlled by Chicago police. Only certified, credentialed first responders are allowed in and no family members, according to authorities. The facility can offer about 250 tests per day.

Starting March 28, the site began testing anyone over 60 with COVID-19 symptoms on a first-come, first-served basis.

It lasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day, until further notice.

Illinois National Guard testing facility
6959 Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL 60634

Testing is available in tented drive-thru facilities at Edward-Elmhurst Health in Warrenville for patients with an order from an Edward-Elmhurst physician.

The facilities have been put up in the parking lot of its corporate center, in part to prevent potential exposure inside the hospital.

Edward-Elmhurst Health Corporate Center
4201 Winfield Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555
(331) 221-8000

Two federal COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites have opened in the parking lots of Walmart's Northlake and Joliet stores.

These sites will only test first responders and healthcare workers who have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus. They are not open to the public.

Northlake officials announced April 3 that their testing site would be closing at the end of the day. The site typically closes at 4 p.m. Officials said it would be consolidated with the Joliet location.

The state is also working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Walgreens to set up drive-thru testing sites in the hardest hit areas of the state. Similar to Walmart, these facilities will focus on senior citizens, first responders, and health care workers.

Walmart Northlake (closing April 3)
137 W North Ave
Northlake, IL 60164
(708) 409-0049

Walmart Joliet
2424 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 744-7575

Limited coronavirus testing is available for high-risk patients, healthcare workers and first responders at the following Midwest Express Clinic locations in Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana:

Midwest Express Clinic Chicago - Mt. Greenwood
3258 W 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 629-8217

Midwest Express Clinic Chicago - Roscoe Village
3301 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 429-5725

Midwest Express Clinic Bourbonnais
2070 N, IL-50 #500
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(779) 236-4094

Midwest Express Clinic Willowbrook

40 75th Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 581-5372

Midwest Express Clinic Crown Point
5521 Lincoln Hwy #1a
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 769-1362

Midwest Express Clinic Munster
8135 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 513-2000

Midwest Express Clinic Schererville
1500 US-41
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 440-7373

Copyright © 2020 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.