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Here Is Where To Get Tested For Coronavirus In Chicago — And What To Know Before You Go

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can now get tested in Illinois, an important expansion of the testing officials hope will be a key path out of the crisis.

Curbside coronavirus testing takes place March 25 at the University of Chicago's Mitchell Hospital, 5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Nancy Wong
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CHICAGO — Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can now get tested in Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday, an important expansion of the testing officials hope will be a key path out of the crisis.

Previously, officials encouraged people with mild symptoms to stay home and recover in self-isolation to preserve the low supply of tests.

But as the state ramps up testing sites and acquires more supplies, officials are telling people with symptoms they can now be tested even without a doctor’s order.

The state can test nearly 1,800 people a day at its three open drive-thru facilities, with two more opening in coming days. Pritzker said people still need to call ahead to those sites before showing up.

Here are the testing locations in Chicago. For suburban and downstate testing sites, click here.

AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago 

  • Location*: 7435 W. Talcott Ave.
  • Hours: 24 hours 
  • Days of Operation: Daily
  • Requirements: AMITA patients should make appointment with primary care physician for telehealth evaluation. 
  • Website or COVID Hotline: https://www.amitahealth.org/covid-19/

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago 

  • Location*: 2900 N. Lake Shore Dr.
  • Hours: 24 hours 
  • Days of Operation: Daily
  • Requirements: AMITA patients should make appointment with primary care physician for telehealth evaluation. 
  • Website or COVID Hotline: https://www.amitahealth.org/covid-19/

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test

AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago (Saint Mary Campus) 

  • 2233 W. Division St.
  • Hours: 24 hours 
  • Days of Operation: Daily
  • Requirements: AMITA patients should make appointment with primary care physician for telehealth evaluation. 
  • Website or COVID Hotline: https://www.amitahealth.org/covid-19/

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test

IDPH Harwood Heights Drive-through

  • Location: Harlem Avenue and Irving Park Road
  • Hours: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Days of Operation: Daily
  • Requirements: No appointment required. Capacity is limited. Hours of operation subject to change on a daily basis, based on available equipment and throughput.
  • Website or COVID Hotline: 1-800-889-3931

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care

  • Location: 180 Michigan Ave., Ste. 1605
  • Hours: Before 4:00pm
  • Days of Operation: Monday – Friday
  • Requirements: Appointment required.
  • Website or COVID Hotline: 866-600-CARE (866-600-2273)

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test

Mile Square Health Center-Drive Up Center

  • Location*: 1220 S. Wood St
  • Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Days of Operation: Monday – Friday
  • Requirements: Appointment required. Currently must be a UI Health Patient, Student, Employee or Mile Square patient but will be accepting new patients.
  • Website or COVID Hotline: 1-866-600-CARE

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test

Mile Square Health Center-Pilsen COVID Evaluation Clinic

  • Location*: 1713 S. Ashland Ave.
  • Hours: 8:00am – 5:30pm, 8:00am – 7:30pm
  • Days of Operation: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Tuesday/Thursday
  • Requirements: Appointment required. Currently must be a UI Health Patient, Student, Employee or Mile Square patient but will be accepting new patients.
  • Website or COVID Hotline: 1-866-600-CARE

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test

Rush

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test

Swedish Hospital

  • Location*: 5140 N. California Ave.
  • Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Days of Operation: Monday – Saturday
  • Requirements: Must have a referral from a physician.
  • Website or COVID Hotline: SwedishCovenant.org

*You must have a referral before showing up for a test

U Chicago Medicine

  • Location*: 5841 S Maryland Ave.
  • Requirements: Testing is available by appointment only.
  • Website: For details, contact the hospital or click here.

*You must make an appointment before showing up for a test