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How To Get Tested For COVID-19

If you develop any symptoms or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor and ask if you need to be tested. Your doctor will either perform the test at their office or will refer you to a testing site. If you don’t have a health care provider or medical insurance, there are approximately 165 community health centers throughout Chicago, so find one that is close to you at Call ahead and they will work with you to coordinate appropriate care.

Get tested if:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
  • You have been in contact with someone who is ill, especially if it’s someone you live with, a friend or ​a coworker
  • You have been in a high-risk group setting like a large gathering or crowded space
  • You have recently traveled to a high-risk area

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Chicago

Use the City of Chicago’s interactive testing map to find a testing site near you. The map is being updated frequently and locations are continuously being added. Please note that different testing sites might have different requirements. We recommend calling in advance or checking online first. For additional information, see the Illinois Department of Public Health list of testing sites.

City of Chicago Testing Sites

The City has opened four testing sites throughout Chicago that bring testing to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 global pandemic. Additionally, the City is partnering with community based organization to pilot multiple mobile testing sites. Please review the scheduled hours of operation.

All tests at the City testing sites are free and all people regardless of citizenship status can be tested. Residents who are looking to be tested can register on site or online at

FacilityAddressTesting CriteriaTypeDays & Hours
Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy2850 W 24th Blvd, Chicago, IL 60623Residents with symptoms Residents with high risk exposure Healthcare workers and first respondersDrive-Thru and Walk-UpMonday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy2231 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
Gately Park744 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628
Horizon Science Academy5401 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60609

Mobile Testing Sites

DateTesting SiteAddressHours
7/13/20Healthy Hood/Save Money Save Life1301 North Humboldt Drive, Chicago, IL 6062210am-4pm
Martin Temple AME Zion Church6930 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago IL 6063711am-4pm
Southwest Organizing Project3201-3221 W Marquette Rd, Chicago, IL 6062910am-4pm
7/14/20Southwest Organizing Project3201-3221 W Marquette Rd, Chicago, IL 6062910am-4pm
Humboldt Park Boys and Girls Club2732 W Division St, Chicago, IL 6062210am-4pm
7/15/20National Museum of Mexican Art1852 W 19th St, Chicago IL 6060810am-3pm
Humboldt Park Boys and Girls Club2732 W Division St, Chicago, IL 6062210am-4pm
7/16/20Vet’s Park Neighborhood Testing2800-2832 E 98th St, Chicago, IL 6061710am-4pm
Bethel New Life Church1140 N. Lamon Ave, Chicago, IL 6065110am-4pm
7/17/20Monumental Baptist Church729 E Oakwood Blvd, Chicago, IL 6065312pm-4pm
Equality Should Be Normal Commnuity Event6507 S King Dr, Chicago, IL, 60637(Tailorite Complete Clothing)2pm-5pm
Iglesia Bautista Peniel Church1544 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60651

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