Free Same-Day COVID RT-PCR*
& Vaccines in Chicago
(with accepted insurance)

Our On-Site Lab provides same day results
(no more waiting 2-3 days for COVID-PCR results)

IL Public Health

Medically Trained
and Certified Staff

FDA Authorized
PCR/Rapid Tests

No-cost testing with accepted insurance

Self pay Rapid RT-PCR test is $325.

Our Simple COVID Testing Process

Test Results Sent Directly To Your Email

Schedule your test

Schedule your test online
with the link below

Arrive at location

Arrive at our Lakeview
or West Loop location

Get tested

Talk to our physician
& get tested

Types of COVID Testing

Antigen Test
  • Free with accepted insurance*
  • Results in < 24 hours
  • Get an antigen test if you are symptomatic and need to know your status.
Same-Day RT-PCR Test
  • Same-day PCR results**
  • 1-hour PCR available
  • Our CLIA-certified Lab on-site provides same-day results
1-Hour Expedited RT-PCR Results
  • Results in 1 Hour
  • Needed for international travel and events. Use this for symptomatic and asymptomatic testing.

How to Schedule Your COVID Vaccine & Boosters

Moderna and Pfizer vaccine & boosters available at this time.
Pediatric vaccines available.

Complete form

schedule your vaccine dose
with the link below

Schedule your shot

Arrive at our Lakeview
or West Loop location

Get vaccinated

Talk to our physician
& get the shot

Why Get the COVID-19 Vaccine from Chicago COVID?

We have certified and trained staff.

We’ve administered thousands of vaccine doses.

We have decades of experience safely administering vaccines, such as those for flu, shingles, pneumonia and more.

We offer easy and convenient online scheduling options so you can schedule both required doses at the same time and we offer two locations to utilize in Chicago for your convenience!

Do You Have Questions?

Simply schedule online and then come to our Lakeview or West Loop location

If you are a U.S. resident & insured, testing is free with accepted insurance.

If you are not a U.S. resident and do not have insurance coverage you must self-pay. Pricing is as follows:

  • Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test: $75

  • Nasal Swabs (RT-qPCR) to detect active COVID-19 infection: $75

  • Antibody Blood Test (IgG) to detect remote COVID-19 infection: $75

  • Rapid PCR: $325. (can add on Rapid Nasal for an additional $75)


  • Whereas molecular tests require specialized equipment for processing samples, an antigen test is simpler, because it requires smaller devices that are easy to transport. Their design is similar to, say, a pregnancy test.

  • How does the test work? Antigen tests search for pieces of protein from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The sample you provide is treated with a reagent and analyzed on the spot by a health care professional. Unlike molecular tests, these require a higher level of virus in the test sample before the test will turn positive. This means that an antigen test may sometimes lead to a false negative.

  • How is a sample obtained? As with molecular tests, a sterile swab is inserted into your nose or throat to obtain a specimen (see details above)—although throat swabs may be less common these days.

  • How accurate are they? According to the CDC, antigen test sensitivity varies depending on the time in the course of one’s infection, but is considered to have “moderate to high” sensitivity during peak viral load. Compared to molecular tests, antigen tests are more likely to generate false negative results, especially when performed on people who don’t have symptoms.


  • Still, for the diagnosis of people seriously ill (with a presumed case of COVID-19), doctors will generally use a PCR test, because false-negative tests might result in inadequate treatment.  

  • If you are traveling, you might be required to get tested, too. The location you are visiting might require a certain type of test and approved testing locations as well. 

  • Dr. Campbell says a PCR test probably makes the most sense for travel. “You want to detect the virus early, and the PCR test is the most sensitive for that to make sure you are not infectious for your trip,” he says, acknowledging that many place

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