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.

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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 state of Illinois is operating several drive-thru COVID-19 testing facilities in the Chicago area, in downstate Bloomington and in Rockford.. The first to open was on Chicago's Northwest Side in a former emissions testing facility. An additional facility opened on April 14 in Markham. A third site opened April 22 in Aurora and a fourth opened on April 24 in Rockford.

The community-based testing sites are open seven days a week to test anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, defined as a cough or shortness of breath with a fever. Testing is free, but supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

IDPH Waukegan community-based testing site
2161 Northwestern Ave.
Waukegan, IL
Hours: 8a-4p or while supplies last (opens May 3)

IDPH Harwood Heights community-based testing site
6959 Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL
Hours: 7a-3p or while supplies last

IDPH Markham community-based testing site
3824 W. 159th Place
Markham, IL
Hours: 8a-4p or while supplies last

IDPH Aurora community-based testing site
1650 Premium Outlet Blvd.
Aurora, IL
Hours: 8a-4p or while supplies last

IDPH Rockford community-based testing site
1601 Parkview Ave.
Rockford, IL
Hours: 8a-4p or while supplies last



Loretto Hospital on Chicago's West Side is also set up as a coronavirus testing site. The testing site is open to the public and healthcare workers and first responders. The site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Loretto Hospital
645 S. Central Ave.
Chicago, IL 60644

In Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, Norwegian American Hospital has launched a COVID-19 screening and testing

Testing is by appointment only and available to patients 18 and older.

Norwegian American Hospital
1044 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

TESTING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AND AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS 18 AND OLDER.

In Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood,

They are taking people with symptoms, or people that may have been exposed. You must have an appointment to get a test at this new site. The test is free.

Officials are hoping to test close to 100 people a day. They will operate from 8 a.m. until noon daily.

Access Health Care
5153 S Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60609

A new testing site will open May 22 in Rolling Meadows. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.

Rolling Meadows High School
2901 Central Road
Rolling Meadows, IL

The City of Chicago will be operating six COVID-19 testing sites.

One site at Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W 35th St., will be dedicated to first responders and healthcare workers.

The other five testing sites will be located at:

-Saucedo Elementary School, 2850 West 24th BLVD.;
-Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy, 2331 N Central Ave.;
-Kennedy-King College, 6301 South Halsted St.;
-Gately Park, 744 E. 103rd St.;
-Senka Park, 5656 South St. Louis Avenue.

The testing sites at Saucedo Elementary and Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy both opened on May 15 and the other sites are expected to open at the end of the month.

All tests at the six city testing sites are free and all people regardless of citizenship status can be tested.

Physicians Immediate Care is offering COVID-19 testing at dozens of locations across Chicago, the suburbs and northern Illinois. Utilizing the new Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test, positive test results are available in five minutes.

Testing is available for patients with COVID-19 symptoms. All healthcare workers, first responders, or exposed patients deemed at risk (with or without symptoms) are also eligible.

Michigan Avenue Primary Care in the Loop is offering drive-up COVID-19 swab tests by appointment after a telemedicine appointment with your physician. Click here for more information.

All patients must have a physical examination using their Curbside Care program at a PIC urgent care clinic prior to being eligible for COVID-19 testing

Physicians Immediate Care - Alsip
4800 W 129th St.
Alsip, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Aurora
2858 Kirk Road
Aurora, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Belvidere
1663 Belvidere Road
Belvidere, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Bradley
350 N. Kinzie Ave.
Bradley, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Bolingbrook
391 S. Bolingbrook Drive
Bolingbrook, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - Bucktown
1702 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - Edgewater
6140 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - Jefferson Park
5228 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - Lincoln & Peterson
5961 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - Lincoln Park
933 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - North Center
3909 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - Old Town
121 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - Six Corners
4211 N. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago - West Loop
600 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - DeKalb-Sycamore
2496 DeKalb St.
DeKalb, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Dixon
1672 S. Galena Ave
Dixon, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Elgin
2490 Bushwood Drive
Elgin, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Frankfort
21035 LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Freeport
1009 Fairway Drive
Freeport, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Glendale Heights
335 E. Army Trail Road
Glendale Heights, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Hanover Park
7425 Barrington Road
Hanover Park, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Joliet - Houbolt
1360 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Joliet - Larkin
800 N. Larkin Ave.
Joliet, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Loves Park
1000 E Riverside Blvd.
Loves Park, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Machesney Park
11475 N. 2nd St.
Machesney Park, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - New Lenox
621 E. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL
Hours:8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Norridge
4900 N Cumberland Ave.
Norridge, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Orland Park
9570 W 159th St.
Orland Park, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Oswego
2300 US Hwy 34
Oswego, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Park Ridge
123 S. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Physicians Immediate Care - Plainfield - Caton Farm
6050 Caton Farm Road
Plainfield, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Plainfield - North
13641 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Rockford - E State
6595 E. State St.
Rockford, IL
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Physicians Immediate Care - Rockford - S Alpine
3475 S. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
Hours: 8-6 M-F, 8-2 SS

Walgreens has opened two drive-thru coronavirus testing locations in the Chicago area using the Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test.

Abbott tests are said to deliver positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results within 13 minutes.

Walgreens' pharmacists will oversee the self-administration of the COVID-19 tests in the designated parking lots.

Both locations are by appointment only.

In order to pre-register for a test, patients must first complete an online health assessment to meet eligibility criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Walgreens- North Austin Location
1606 N. Mobile Ave.
Chicago, IL

Walgreens- Bolingbrook Location
695 W. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL

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. An appointment is required for testing. No referral is required.

Testing is open to everyone, not just those exhibiting symptoms. Those interested should schedule a visit online at aayuclinics.com or by calling 773-227-3669.

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 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL

Walgreens is opening a drive-thru by-appointment-only testing site at 347 E. 95th St., which is a former Walgreens store. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, starting May 18.

Roseland Walgreens testing site
347 E. 95th St.
Chicago, IL 60619

Howard Brown Health is administering a new COVID-19 testing site on Chicago's Southwest Side. The site opened in Little Village at Project Vida on April 22.

Services will be available to all residents, regardless of immigration status. Bilingual staff will also be available for Spanish speakers.

Patients are encouraged to contact the testing site in advance by calling 773-388-1600.

The testing site is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 am. - 3 p.m.

Howard Brown Health and Project Vida
2659 S. Kedvale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623
773-388-1600

Howard Brown Health has also set up COVID-19 screening locations at its clinics in Chicago's Englewood, Hyde Park, Lakeview, Rogers Park, and Uptown neighborhoods.

Howard Brown Health - 55th Street
1525 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-388-1600

Howard Brown Health - 63rd Street
641 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL 60621
773-388-1600

Howard Brown Health - Clark Street
6500 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626
773-388-1600

Howard Brown Health - Halsted Street
3245 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-388-1600

Howard Brown Health - Sheridan Road
4025 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60613
773-388-1600

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



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 Road
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 St.
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 St.
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 581-5372

Midwest Express Clinic Crown Point
5521 Lincoln Highway #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

CVS testing sites

CVS has opened 40 drive-thru testing sites in Illinois.

Patients need to make an appointment on CVS.com ahead of time. Test results are expected in about three days.

The locations are at:

-CVS Pharmacy, 936 Willow Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

-CVS Pharmacy, 2020 East Grand Avenue, Lindenhurst, IL 60046

-CVS Pharmacy, 7200 West Cermak Road, North Riverside, IL 60546

-CVS Pharmacy, 255 McLean Boulevard, South Elgin, IL 60177

-CVS Pharmacy, 20 East Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

-CVS Pharmacy, 3951 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655

-CVS Pharmacy, 110 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126

-CVS Pharmacy, 2045 Plum Grove Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

-CVS Pharmacy, 34344 North US Highway 45, Village of Third Lake, IL 60030

-CVS Pharmacy, 345 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302

-CVS Pharmacy, 2211 South Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60503

-CVS Pharmacy, 101 Asbury Street, Evanston, IL 60202

-CVS Pharmacy, 11200 Lincoln Highway, Mokena, IL 60448

-CVS Pharmacy, 8645 Woodward Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517

-CVS Pharmacy, 16760 West 167, Lockport, IL 60441

-CVS Pharmacy, 1855 West Irving Park Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193

-CVS Pharmacy, 1801 West Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194

-CVS Pharmacy, 2422 College Avenue, Alton, IL 62002

-CVS Pharmacy, 1910 Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL 60504

-CVS Pharmacy, 8911 Ogden Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513

-CVS Pharmacy, 2815 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

-CVS Pharmacy, 1930 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643

-CVS Pharmacy, 3156 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655

-CVS Pharmacy, 11055 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643

-CVS Pharmacy, 570 North Fairview Avenue, Decatur, IL 62522

-CVS Pharmacy, 6210 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516

-CVS Pharmacy, 3200 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL 60422

-CVS Pharmacy, 2000 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

-CVS Pharmacy, 2375 Drauden Road, Joliet, IL 60434

-CVS Pharmacy, 8001 North 2nd Street, Machesney Park, IL 61115

-CVS Pharmacy, 14701 S Pulaski Road, Midlothian, IL 60445

-CVS Pharmacy, 7139 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL 60714

-CVS Pharmacy, 3400 Lincoln Highway, Olympia Fields, IL 60461

-CVS Pharmacy, 250 W. 144th Street, Riverdale, IL 60827

-CVS Pharmacy, 2617 18th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201

-CVS Pharmacy, 1111 North Dunlap Street, Savoy, IL 61874

-CVS Pharmacy, 3434 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076

-CVS Pharmacy, 1801 North Illinois Street, Swansea, IL 62226

-CVS Pharmacy, 16701 South Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60467

-CVS Pharmacy, 3001 West Washington Street, Waukegan, IL 60085

-CVS Pharmacy, 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, IL 60091

ANTIBODY TESTING:

Antibody testing exams look for antibodies and can indicate if you've had the virus and might now be immune. The test does not check for active cases of COVID-19.

New COVID-19 antibody testing is available to the public at a Chicago facility that opened on April 22. The testing is being done in a tent at Innovative Express Care in Lincoln Park.

Results will be ready in three to five days. Insurance is accepted, or you can pay $250 out of pocket.

Innovative Express Care
400 N. Ashland Ave.
Appointments are required and for information on scheduling an appointment, visit nextpatient.co/p/966/appointments.

Michigan Avenue Primary Care
Michigan Avenue Primary Care int he Loop is offering antibody testing to the public by appointment using the Abbott test. Those interested must complete a telemedicine evaluation by one of their providers. Test results are usually completed within 48 hours. The tests are also eligible to be covered by insurance. The out of network or self-pay cost is $95. Click here for more information.

Michigan Avenue Primary Care
180 N. Michigan Ave. #1720
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 994-3000

Aayu Clinics is offering COVID-19 antibody testing for both the IgM and IgG antibodies. An appointment is required for testing. No referral is required.

Those interested should schedule a telemedicine appointment at https://www.aayuclinics.com/covid-19, or by calling 773-227-3669

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

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

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