Where to Find Free COVID-19 Tests in Chicago

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

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 the Center for Covid Control at various pop-up sites, pharmacies, schools and health centers. (Look out for the center’s banners around your neighborhood!) 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 COVID tests in Chicago. Look up your neighborhood below to find COVID testing near you.


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

Avondale

2856 N. Campbell Ave.

779-777-4175

9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily

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 up)

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

Edgewater 

1108 W. Granville Ave.

312-761-0071

8 a.m. –9 p.m. daily 

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

Humboldt Park

3311 W. North Ave.

224-659-8217

7 a.m–9 p.m Tuesdays–Sundays and Fridays

Hyde Park

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

 

3619 N. Broadway St.

779-777-4175

9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily 

Lincoln Square

4825 N. Western Ave.

312-702-2800

9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily 

Little Village

2712 W. Cermak Rd.

312-761-0083

9 a.m.–7 p.m daily

 

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

 

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

Near North Side

1312 N. Clybourn Ave.

847-810-7604

8 a.m–7 p.m Mondays–Saturdays

9 a.m–4 p.m Sundays

Photo courtesy of the Center for Disease Control

Near West Side 

140 S. Ashland Ave.

779-777-4175

9 a.m.–7 p.m daily

North Lawndale

Erie Johnson School-Based Health Center

1504 S. Albany Ave.

312-666-3494

By appointment only

Website

North Park

6255 N. McCormick Blvd.

773-962-1453

9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily 

Portage Park

Physicians Immediate Care

4211 N. Cicero Ave.

312-767-0400

By appointment only

Website

Rogers Park

1506 W. Howard St.

773-977-3293

9 a.m.–8 p.m. daily 

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 Town

1116 N. Milwaukee Ave.

312-619-0980

7 a.m–9 p.m Mondays–Wednesdays and Fridays

8 a.m–8 p.m Saturdays

9 a.m–6 p.m Sundays

 

2420 W. Grand Ave.

224-294-1069

9 a.m.–7 p.m daily

 

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