NOBLE SQUARE — Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) and Roseland Hospital are teaming up to bring coronavirus testing to Noble Square this weekend.
Tests will be administered 9 am.-noon Saturday at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church parking lot, 1255 N. Noble St. Patients should enter through the school driveway. The test is free for patients who have insurance.
The tests will be in the form of a clinician-administered nasal swab. Roseland Hospital expects a five- to seven-day turnaround and will call patients with results.
No walk-ups will be accepted, so book an appointment online. After you book a time slot you will receive a confirmation email containing a pre-registration form. You must bring a filled out form to your test.
Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your time slot. For more information on the test itself, to discuss payment options or to follow up on results, call Roseland Hospital’s hotline at 773-291-1942.
Contact Hopkins at 312-643-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Can’t get tested during this event? Here are other resources for testing:
How to get a test
- The Chicago Department of Public Health first recommends people call their doctor or primary health care provider to see if they can provide a test or recommend a testing site.
- If that’s not an option, people can go to a federally qualified health center or community clinic for a test. There’s a map online of clinics in Chicago. The Illinois Department of Public Health also has an online map of testing sites and clinics.
- If people don’t have insurance or can’t get a test elsewhere, they can go to one of the city’s mobile or static sites.
Who should get tested
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19, like fever or chills, cough, difficult breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
- People who have been in contact with someone who is ill, especially if it’s someone they live with, a friend or a worker.
- People who have recently participate in a high-risk activity, like attending a large gathering or being in a crowded place.
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