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Where to Find Free COVID-19 Tests in Chicago

By November 1, 2021April 21st, 2022Health, Resources

PCR and rapid testing is available throughout the Chicago area. Stay on top of your health and find a testing site in your neighborhood.

Photo by Michelle Kanaar/Borderless Magazine
The Center for Covid Control testing site located at 3311 W. North Ave. in Chicago, Ill on Oct. 27, 2021. The center has sites all over the U.S. that offer free PCR and rapid testing.
By November 1, 2021April 21st, 2022Health, Resources

PCR and rapid testing is available throughout the Chicago area. Stay on top of your health and find a testing site in your neighborhood.

Editor’s note 1/15/22: Under national scrutiny for problems in its testing, the locally-based chain the Center for COVID Control announced that it was temporarily shutting down on Jan. 13, 2022. This list has been updated and will continue to be updated as this story develops.

Free COVID-19 tests are available for everyone across Illinois, without a doctor’s referral and regardless of your health insurance status. Many workplaces and schools are requiring COVID testing after illness or travel as the Delta variant continues to be a problem.

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The standard PCR, rapid antigen and antibody tests are offered by pop-up sites, pharmacies, schools and health centers. Some sites require appointments, and you can either call or go online to schedule a COVID-19 test.

Borderless Magazine compiled a list of where to get free or low-cost COVID tests in Chicago. Look up your neighborhood below to find COVID testing near you.

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Albany Park

4830 N. Pulaski Rd.
847-744-3042
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays

Ashburn

CVS Pharmacy
8639 S. Cicero Ave.
773-284-6332
Drive-thru testing site, by appointment only
Website

Auburn Gresham

ACCESS Auburn-Gresham Family Health Center
8234 S. Ashland Ave.
800-836-7633
8 a.m.-5 p.m Mondays-Fridays
9 a.m.-1 p.m Saturdays
Website

Austin

Loretto Hospital
645 S. Central Ave.
773-854-5475
By appointment only
Website

PCC Austin Family Health Center
5425 W. Lake St.
773-295-3347
By appointment only
Website

ACCESS Austin Family Health Center
4909 W Division St #508
800-836-7633
9 a.m.-6 p.m Mondays-Fridays
Website

Back of the Yards

ACCESS Ashland Family Health Center
5147 S. Ashland Ave.
800-836-7633
8 a.m.-4 p.m Mondays-Fridays

Belmont-Cragin

Charles A. Prosser Career Academy
2148 N. Long Ave.
773-534-3200
10 a.m.-4 p.m Mondays-Fridays
Drive-thru and walk-ins
Website

Beverly

WellNow Urgent Care
9501 S. Western Ave.
773-344-9465
Walk-ins or schedule an appointment
7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
Website

Bronzeville

Provident Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy
500 E. 51st St. #2008
312-572-2964
9 a.m-5 p.m Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays
9 a.m-7 p.m Thursdays
8 a.m-4 p.m  Saturdays
Website

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

Chicago Lawn

Chicago Family Health Center – Chicago Lawn
3223 W. 63rd St
773-768-5000
Website

Douglass Park

S. California Ave. and W. 15th Place
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Drive-thru and walk-ins
Website

Edgewater

1108 W. Granville Ave.
312-761-0071
8 a.m. -9 p.m. daily

Heartland Health Center – Edgewater
1300 W. Devon Ave.
773-751-7800
Website

Physicians Immediate Care
6140 North Broadway
773-435-9028
8 a.m-8 p.m Monday-Friday
8 a.m-4 p.m Saturday-Sunday

Fuller Park

ACCESS Grand Boulevard Health and Specialty Center
5401 S. Wentworth Ave.
800-836-7633
8 a.m-8 p.m Monday-Wednesdays
8 a.m-6 p.m Thursdays-Fridays
8 a.m-1 p.m Saturdays
Website

Hyde Park

Friend Health – Cottage Grove
800 E. 55th St.
773-702-0660
8 a.m-8 p.m Mondays, Wednesdays
8 a.m-5 p.m Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
8 a.m-12 p.m Saturdays
Website 

University of Chicago Hospital Hyde Park
901 E. 58th St.
Call 773-834-8221 to make an appointment.
Website

Irving Park

Muslim Community Center
4380 N. Elston Ave.
224-655-8383
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Jefferson Park

Physicians Immediate Care
5228 N. Northwest Hwy.
312-767-0400
By appointment only
Website

Lake View

Aayu Clinics
1645 W. School St. #A
773-227-3669
By appointment only
Website

Lawndale

ACCESS Westside Family Health Center
3752 W. 16th St.
800-836-7633
8 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-1 p.m Saturday
Website

Erie Johnson School-Based Health Center
1504 S. Albany Ave.
312-666-3494
By appointment only
Website

Erie Johnson School-Based Health Center
1504 S. Albany Ave.
312-666-3494
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m Wednesday
Website

Lawndale Christian Health Center
3745 W. Ogden Ave.
872- 588-3000
Drive-thru and by appointment only
Website

Lincoln Park

Lurie Children’s Deming Drive-Through Testing
467 W. Deming St.
312-227-5300
8 a.m.-5 p.m daily (for children only)
Website

Physicians Immediate Care – Chicago – Lincoln Park
933 W. Diversey Pkwy
312-767-0400
8 a.m.-8 p.m Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday-Sunday
Website

Little Village

ACCESS Plaza Family Health Center
2533 W. Cermak Rd.
800-836-7633
7 a.m.-7 p.m Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
7 a.m.-9 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m Saturday
Website

Atlantic Professional Center
3948 W. 26th St. #110
440-291-3812
9 a.m.-7 p.m daily

Esperanza Health Center
2001 S. California Ave. #100
773-584-6200
By appointment only
Website

Howard Brown Health & Project Vida
2659 S. Kevale Ave.
773-388-1600
9 a.m-7 p.m Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
10 a.m-7 p.m Tuesdays
9 a.m-5 p.m Fridays
9 a.m-3 p.m Saturdays
Website

Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy
2850 W. 24th Blvd.
773-534-1770
9 a.m.-7 p.m Mondays-Fridays

The Center for Covid Control testing site located at 3311 W. North Ave. in Chicago, Ill on Oct. 27, 2021. The center has sites all over the U.S. that offer free PCR and rapid testing.Photo by Michelle Kanaar/Borderless Magazine

Loop

ACCESS West Chicago Family Health Center
245 W. Roosevelt Rd., Bldg 14, Suite 150
800-836-7633
9 a.m.-5 p.m Mondays-Fridays

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care
180 N. Michigan Ave. #1720
312-994-3000
By appointment only
Website

McKinley Park

ACCESS Cabrini Family Health Center
3450 S. Archer Ave.
800-836-7633
8 a.m.-5 p.m Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
8 a.m.-7 p.m Wednesday and Thursday
Website

Melrose Park

ACCESS Melrose Park Family Health Center
8323 W. North Ave.
800-836-7633
9 a.m.-5 p.m Mondays-Fridays

Photo courtesy of the Center for Disease Control

Near West Side

ACCESS Warren Family Health Center
2409 W. Warren Blvd
800-836-7633
8 a.m.-6 p.m Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-1 p.m Saturday
Website

Pilsen

Alivio Medical Center – Pilsen
966 W. 21st St.
773- 254-1400
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
1 p.m.-8 p.m Wednesday
9 p.m.-1 p.m Saturday
Website

UI Health Pilsen COVID Evaluation Clinic
1713 S. Ashland Ave.
866-600-2273
8 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Friday
Website 

Portage Park

Physicians Immediate Care
4211 N. Cicero Ave
312-767-0400
By appointment only
Website

Rogers Park

ACCESS Rogers Park Family Health Center
1555 W. Howard St.
800-836-7633
8 a.m-5 p.m Monday-Friday
8 a.m-12 p.m Saturday
Website

Howard Brown Health Clark
6500 N. Clark St.
773-388-1600
Website

South Chicago

Chicago Family Health Center
9119 S. Exchange Ave.
773-768-5001
1 p.m-9 p.m Mondays and Thursdays
1 p.m-4 p.m Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9 a.m-12:30 p.m Saturday
Website

West Chatham

IDPH Chicago Foreman Mills Drive-Through
122 W. 79th St.
800-889-3931
9 a.m-5 p.m daily.
Website 

West Ridge

Physicians Immediate Care – Chicago – Lincoln & Peterson
5961 N. Lincoln Ave. #102
312-767-0400
8 a.m-8 p.m Monday-Friday
8 a.m-4 p.m Saturday-Sunday
Website

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