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COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Chicago, IL

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Free Covid Care, Millennium Park

Free Covid Care

4.62(661 reviews)
22 E Adams St, IL 6060422 E Adams St
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The male staff (sorry didn't get his name) managing the Q was very helpful with guiding me for the online paperwork. Briana was very friendly n walked through step-by-step for taking samples. Thank you, wonderful service, highly Recommended!
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Free Covid Care, Taylor

Free Covid Care

4.63(2.5k reviews)
1059 W Taylor St, IL 606071059 W Taylor St
OpenFri 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
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National Testing, Taylor

National Testing

1214 W Taylor St, IL 606071214 W Taylor St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Excel Labs Inc., Downtown Chicago

Excel Labs Inc.

3.0(7 reviews)
1011 N Orleans St, IL 606101011 N Orleans St
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Free Covid Care, Chicago - JLM Center

Free Covid Care

4.62(112 reviews)
1522 W Jackson Blvd, IL 606071522 W Jackson Blvd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The provider was knowledgeable and informative. The process was easy and convenient.
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Free Covid Care, Pilsen

Free Covid Care

4.79(167 reviews)
1605 S Blue Island Ave, IL 606081605 S Blue Island Ave
OpenFri 8:45 am - 5:15 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 5:15 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 5:15 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 5:15 pm
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Fast, courteous and helpful
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Excel Labs Inc., Wicker Park

Excel Labs Inc.

1.0(1 reviews)
1707 W Chicago Ave, IL 606221707 W Chicago Ave
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Family Urgent Care, Chicago

Family Urgent Care

4.32(684 reviews)
1631 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 606141631 N Halsted St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Family Urgent Care is the best COVID testing center I’ve used so far! Appointments are readily available and the staff is wonderful.
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Midwest Covid Testing, Wicker Park Testing Center

Midwest Covid Testing

4.68(218 reviews)
2222 W Division St, IL 606222222 W Division St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Easy, yet never got my results….
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National Testing, 35th St

National Testing

1810 W 35th St, IL 606081810 W 35th St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Free Covid Care, Cermak

Free Covid Care

4.66(1.4k reviews)
3142 W Cermak Rd, IL 606233142 W Cermak Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Preocupa por tener covi
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Little Village Immediate Care

Little Village Immediate Care

4.18(17 reviews)
2859 S Pulaski Rd, IL 606232859 S Pulaski Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

It was pretty quick and friendly. I liked that they respected my appointment time without taking walk ins ahead of me like another place I went with an appt.
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Excel Labs Inc., North Chicago

Excel Labs Inc.

2059 N Pulaski Rd, IL 606392059 N Pulaski Rd
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Free Covid Care, Madison

Free Covid Care

4.5(1.2k reviews)
4817 W Madison St, IL 606444817 W Madison St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This was the easiest and most efficient place I’ve been to.
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O'Hare Clinical Lab Services, Chicago

O'Hare Clinical Lab Services

3.17(6 reviews)
4909 W Division St, IL 606514909 W Division St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This is the worst experience I ever had I took my test Tuesday hoping to get my results by Thursday. Only to get to the airport and can’t open the link and the phone number provided don’t work so now I’m stuck in Puerto Rico can’t do anything because of this…
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O'Hare Clinical Lab Services, Hall Plaza

O'Hare Clinical Lab Services

4648 W Diversey Ave, IL 606394648 W Diversey Ave
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Free Covid Care, Austin

Free Covid Care

4.54(81 reviews)
5531 W North Ave, IL 606395531 W North Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Staff was friendly and super efficient.
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Cermak Immediate Care

Cermak Immediate Care

4.72(5.4k reviews)
5741 W Cermak Rd, IL 608045741 W Cermak Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Great staff and polite and office manager was friendly and very professional
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Metro Urgent Care

Metro Urgent Care

5406 W Fullerton Ave, IL 606395406 W Fullerton Ave
OpenFri 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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National Testing, Fullerton St.

National Testing

5638 W Fullerton Ave, IL 606395638 W Fullerton Ave
OpenFri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Latest COVID Testing updates

Jan 19, 2022
Three separate lab studies indicate Paxlovid, Pfizer's COVID pill, is effective against the Omicron variant despite its mutations (Wall Street Journal)
Jan 19, 2022
COVID-19 cases in NYC show Omicron infections may be plummeting, a positive indication that the wave of the highly infectious variant may subside as quickly as it arrived.

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost?

    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 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?

    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?

    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 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.

About COVID 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.

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