Coronavirus Testing Centers: Find COVID-19 Testing Near You

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State guidelines and testing criteria differ by state, please read or select appropriate state below.

  1. Call your local healthcare provider or hospital if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Test providers will determine if testing is appropriate for your case based on local criteria.. 
  3. Call the coronavirus test site before you go to confirm all final details.

  • If you are sick and have coronavirus symptoms:
      • Stay home and call your health care provider to discuss whether you should be evaluated in person and considered for testing.
      • To help relieve symptoms: stay home and rest, take pain and fever medications and drink plenty of liquids. Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.

  • Providers determine whether to conduct testing based on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s criteria, which evaluates a combination of symptoms and risk factors.
  • Testing is now being prioritized for high risk patients which include: 
      • Hospitalized (inpatients) with suspect COVID-19
      • Individuals with suspect COVID-19 who are residents of a congregate setting that serves a vulnerable population1 and are part of a potential cluster of COVID-19
      • Outpatients with suspect COVID-19 who are involved in front-line COVID-19 response (Health care and public safety workers (EMS, law enforcement, firefighters))
      • Outpatients with suspect COVID-19 who are employees in residential congregate settings serving vulnerable populations
  • After a provider sends samples to the public health lab, results should be available approximately 24 hours later.
  • Commercial labs are also conducting tests, which are then sent to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s laboratory for confirmation.

General questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response can be answered over the phone at 1-800-889-3931 or via email at DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV. More information is available on the Illinois Department of Public Health‘s coronavirus website.

*This listings are updated regularly with the latest, publicly available data. The number of testing centers changes quickly. 

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