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Little Village Immediate Care

Little Village Immediate Care

4.4(30 reviews)
2859 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 606232859 S Pulaski Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Staff was friendly. Made first time experience great. Quickly got seen.
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COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Chicago, IL

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Chicago and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.

COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Chicago, IL

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Free Covid Care, Millennium Park

Free Covid Care

4.62(887 reviews)
22 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 6060422 E Adams St
OpenThu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Considering the reason for the the visit. Briana made my visit a breeze! Professional, knowledgeable, and caring! The directions were clear! Thank you guys for being there! Stay safe and Healthy guys! Thank you!
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I was seen quickly, without being in a waiting room for hours! Friendly and thorough, an amazing patient experience!

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DispatchHealth, Chicago

DispatchHealth

4.8(37k reviews)
At-home urgent care
Servicing the Chicago areaAt home urgent care
OpenThu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Little Village Immediate Care

Little Village Immediate Care

4.4(30 reviews)
2859 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 606232859 S Pulaski Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Staff was friendly. Made first time experience great. Quickly got seen.
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COVID Clinic, Chicago, IL Midway Airport Site

COVID Clinic

5.0(3 reviews)
5200 W 47th St, Chicago, IL 606385200 W 47th St
OpenThu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Covid Care of Illinois, South Stoney

Covid Care of Illinois

4.77(214 reviews)
7201 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 606497201 S Stony Is Ave
OpenThu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Only Covid location i trust.
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Mount Prospect IL

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.86(474 reviews)
200 W Rand Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056200 W Rand Rd
OpenThu 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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  • Sun10:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Amazing! So kid-friendly and efficient. Would come back in a heartbeat!
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Rapid Healthcare Limited

Rapid Healthcare Limited

5.0(16 reviews)
215 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440215 Remington Blvd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$35
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Covid Care Of Illinois , Naperville

Covid Care Of Illinois

4.75(52 reviews)
612 E Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60563612 E Ogden Ave
OpenThu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sat10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$99
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Naperville IL

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.84(2.5k reviews)
2835 Showplace Dr, Naperville, IL 605642835 Showplace Dr
OpenThu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Fantastic place! Very friendly and efficient staff! My kid loved the experience!
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Testing Centers of America, Western Avenue - Covid

Testing Centers of America

5.0(7 reviews)
10237 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 6064310237 S Western Ave
OpenThu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sameday Health , Chicago

Sameday Health

1039 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 606071039 W Lake St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Free Covid Care, Taylor

Free Covid Care

4.61(3.1k reviews)
1059 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 606071059 W Taylor St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

It was quick and easy and they are always very helpful there.
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Family Urgent Care, Chicago

Family Urgent Care

4.35(777 reviews)
1631 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 606141631 N Halsted St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

My only complaint is they allowed a woman to sit in the lobby without a mask on for an extended period of time
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Free Covid Care, Cermak

Free Covid Care

4.68(1.8k reviews)
3142 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 606233142 W Cermak Rd
OpenThu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Easy & efficient. The young brother facilitating the tests was fluid and on-point.
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Free Covid Care, Little Village

Free Covid Care

4.78(526 reviews)
3126 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 606233126 W 26th St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Amazing. Very good. The young man was very helpful and dis a great job.
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Free Covid Care, Roosevelt St

Free Covid Care

4.54(974 reviews)
4109 Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 606244109 Roosevelt Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Quick. Easy. In and out. Quick results. Would do again for sure.
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AccuRX, Chicago (Hermosa Clinic)

AccuRX

2004 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 606392004 N Pulaski Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Free Covid Care, Madison

Free Covid Care

4.49(1.5k reviews)
4817 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 606444817 W Madison St
OpenThu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The wait time was a bit long. But, other than that, everything was okay.
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Cermak Immediate Care

Cermak Immediate Care

4.71(6.5k reviews)
5741 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 608045741 W Cermak Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

It was quick once checked in, but definitely had to wait way longer than what I had my appointment scheduled already
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Holy Family Medical Clinic, Event Testing

Holy Family Medical Clinic

3.8(10 reviews)
6912 Cermak Rd, Berwyn, IL 604026912 Cermak Rd
OpenThu 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Very good and fast
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Holy Family Medical Clinic

Holy Family Medical Clinic

4.83(2.1k reviews)
6912 Cermak Rd, Berwyn, IL 604026912 Cermak Rd
OpenThu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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We love Crystal ! Always welcoming and just a kind person.
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Latest COVID Testing updates

Jun 15, 2022
COVID vaccines for kids under 5 move closer to FDA authorization after committee backs shots. The FDA’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted unanimously to recommend Moderna and Pfizer’s shots for use in infants through toddlers. The FDA will likely accept the recommendation and authorize the shots this week.(CNBC)
Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Chicago?

    In many cases, COVID testing can be free. Many state and local health departments continue to offer free testing to community residents as part of their response to the pandemic. In other cases, commercially insured patients, or those on Medicare or Medicaid, may receive testing at no out of pocket cost, or with a nominal office visit copay. For cash paying patients, or those that need rapid COVID testing which will deliver results in under an hour, COVID tests can range from $50 to $150 each. It is best to call your healthcare provider prior to getting tested to better understand the cost of the specific test you require.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing in Chicago?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your Chicago-area health department as they are generally a good source for free COVID tests, or can at least point you in the right direction. Additionally, you can ask your primary care provider to recommend a free COVID test site.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in Chicago?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Chicago including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test in Chicago?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many Chicago-area urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing in Chicago?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Chicago are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19 Chicago?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, experts believe that you should be tested yourself, particularly if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms commonly aligned with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    Getting a COVID test is quick. Most tests are done with a nasal swab, which takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. Depending on where you get your COVID test, this means you could be in and out of the testing site in as little as 10-15 minutes. During busy times—particularly around holidays—testing sites may be busier than usual and wait times may be longer.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results in Chicago?

    Most labs are returning send-out molecular (PCR) COVID test results within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid COVID tests are processed on-site and are able to deliver results in under an hour, sometimes in as little as 15 min.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

Recent COVID Testing Reviews (20)

I appreciate the free Covid testing for surrounding communities. Can use a paint job, some new chairs, deodorizers, it smells like mold is infested inside the facility somebody needs to really come from behind the desk and go check out that location!!!

- Verified patient on 9/17

Service of Solv clinic is super. I got email problem and I didn't get email of my COVID test result in time. A gentleman from Solv clinic at Taylor street help me to find my test result. All staff there are patient and helpful. I appreciate their help. Diane Liu

- Verified patient on 8/30

This was the easiest Covid test experience possible. The location was down the street from my work. I was able to get in and out in 5 minutes. Insurance not required. The staff was very friendly and everything was very clear.

- Verified patient on 9/1

Very easy experience! Had to get a covid test for my daughter to travel to Puerto Rico. I found the clinic on the Puerto Rico travel .gov website. Many other places in Evanston that I checked were booked until too close to our flight and I was worried about the turn around time. Also some of the other places that could see us on a Sunday (hospital based clinics) were asking us to get a doctors referral. This was much easier. Yes I would recommend this place!! Thx

- Verified patient on 11/21

I came in for COVID testing. Mohammid took care of everything! No matter how confused I became, he brought me back on track. I was really lucky that was there. I will return to this testing center for my next COVID test. I will recommend this center to anyone who needs COVID testing!

- Verified patient on 10/8

The wait time was awesome due to no one but staff being there. She was friendly AF without being annoying, just doing what needs to be done. As far as bedside manner, for this type of procedure, I really didn't require much so there isn't much to say there. It smelled like backed up toilet. I'm familiar with these old chicago buildings so every corner of this venue could have been mopped and wiped down with pure chlorine bleach, it would still smell like backed up toilet. Still, a little disconcerting when you're entering a health care facility even if it is just for covid testing.

- Verified patient on 10/15

Josh (from the mobile on Clark St. Chicago, IL) was really friendly and super nice! I approached him about the free Covid test and he walked me through the process- it was all very quick and easy! I work for the Cubs so having this service nearby is beyond convenient. :) Thank You Josh!

- Verified patient on 4/5

This location is like Jimmy John’s…they are very quick and still professional…the young women who greets you at the window is awesome and answers all questions about the covid test, thank you for very nice representatives!!!

- Verified patient on 12/22

This was my first time getting covid tested in Chicago since I moved here in August. It was very quick and efficient. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The office itself was very clean and sanitary, the staff was constantly cleaning so that’s a big plus !

- Verified patient on 11/10

The nurse there was very helpful. This was my 9yr old 1st experience getting a covid test and he made this experience very easy for her. He was very nice, polite and helpful. I was very grateful for him.

- Verified patient on 9/28

I went for a covid test for travel. The young man was very friendly and patient with me with it being my first time swabbing. He helped put me at ease by talking about his home town to which i traveling to. He took the time to explain the next steps and made sure I understood everything. The place was clean and there was no wait.

- Verified patient on 10/14

This is the only place anyone should go for COVID testing! Mohammid is Great! I had a BIG problem because their network could not send me results. This would be a disaster because I could lose my job. Mohammid solved my problem by giving me a paper report. I am very grateful to Mohammid. Go to freecovidcare!

- Verified patient on 10/16

I’m from Kansas City and happened to be in Chicago visiting a relative. During my stay, I had received the news that several of my co-workers had tested positive for COVID. I found Family Urgent Care through Solv. I received 2 COVID tests through them during my quarantine and my wait time was next to nothing in both cases. The staff was friendly and in both instances I received phone calls as to my results. The doctor was very informative and was able to answer all of my questions. I highly recommend them!

- Verified patient on 9/3

The Representative that was standing behind the desk was super helpful and nice. He made the experience pleasant. It was my sons first Covid test and due to how easy the experience was . . I will definitely be back to take my test at this location.

- Verified patient on 9/9

I was afraid and hesitant on going to get a covid test my family had to dragg me down there i actually had to take my two year old inorder for him to see his doctor and so i got tested as well i have to say im glad i went here they were fast and gentle and it put me at ease i would definitely recommend this place and the young man who tested us was so nice and helpful five stars.

- Verified patient on 12/16

I only went for covid tests. They were always quick, professional, and efficient. I really appreciated being able to go to this facility to get the required tests for my job. Thank you so much!

- Verified patient on 11/1

This was my first time using solv and it was an all around good experience. The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. I was in and out in 5 minutes. I plan to continue to use solv for my Covid testing needs in the future.

- Verified patient on 10/11

It’s always pleasant coming to this location…it’s nice to be treated like family and not feel uncomfortable because we are coming to get a COVID test. Thank you for the kind Staff Saafir and I apologize I forgot the nice co employee of Saafir’s name she was a very informative young black female, So Thank you both!!!!

- Verified patient on 10/29

I went in for a covid test. The doctor wasted no time and I was done within about five minutes of arriving. Also, got the results of the test the very next day instead of waiting for 3-4 business days like they said I would have to wait. Friendly staff, might come back for regular checkups.

- Verified patient on 12/7

Amazing experience start to finish! I was in a bind for an international flight because my other covid test was not received. Your employee made the experience quick and easy! Her warm attitude made all the difference! Would highly recommend, five stars!

- Verified patient on 12/11

Chicago COVID Testing & Rapid Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

PCR vs Antigen Testing

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jul 25, 22

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