COVID-19 Testing

Swedish Hospital offers testing for current COVID-19 infection and COVID-19 Antibody Testing for individuals who have been symptom-free for over 14 days. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to a global shortage of rapid COVID-19 test kits, all patients who are symptomatic or have had a COVID-19 exposure and are asymptomatic will receive a standard PCR COVID test if indicated.  These results will typically return within 36-72 hours. 

An appointment time is required for both forms of testing. 

Swedish Hospital

Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Tent
2899 W. Carmen Ave.
Chicago IL 60625

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

Call 773-907-7700 to schedule. 

NorthShore Immediate Care

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COVID-19 Testing Options

Get tested as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms symptoms, you should make an appointment at the Swedish Hospital drive-through testing tent by calling 773-907-7700 or visit a NorthShore Immediate Care Center and get tested.

COVID-19 symptoms are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Get tested.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should make an appointment at the Swedish Hospital drive-through testing tent by calling 773-907-7700 or visit a NorthShore Immediate Care Center and get tested.

COVID-19 symptoms are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Get tested.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you should make an appointment at the Swedish Hospital drive-through testing tent by calling 773-907-7700 or visit a NorthShore Immediate Care Center and get tested.

COVID-19 symptoms are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Delay getting your COVID-19 test.

It’s important to be conservative and follow best practices, which differ depending on whether you are vaccinated.


Quarantine for 5 days, test 5 days after your exposure incident and wear a well-fitting mask any time you are in public or around other people for the next 10 days.

You can schedule a COVID-19 test at the Swedish Hospital drive-through tent by calling 773-907-7700  or via NorthShoreConnect for our convenient “park and swab” site located in Glenbrook Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center. When you arrive at your Glenbrook testing appointment, you will receive your reserved PCR test kit, self-swab in an air-scrubbed private tent and then drop your kit for testing. Results are typically returned within 36-72 hours.

Quarantine for 5 days, test 5 days after your exposure incident and wear a well-fitting mask any time you are in public or around other people for the next 10 days.

You can schedule a COVID-19 test at the Swedish Hospital drive-through tent by calling 773-907-7700 or via NorthShoreConnect at our convenient “park and swab” site located in Glenbrook Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center. When you arrive at your testing appointment, you will receive your reserved PCR test kit, self-swab in an air-scrubbed private tent and then drop your kit for testing. Results are typically returned within 36-72 hours.

Mask for 10 days, test 5 days after your exposure incident.

You can schedule a COVID-19 test at the Swedish Hospital drive-through tent by calling 773-907-7700 or via NorthShoreConnect at our convenient “park and swab” site located in Glenbrook Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center. When you arrive at your testing appointment, you will receive your reserved PCR test kit, self-swab in an air-scrubbed private tent and then drop your kit for testing. Results are typically returned within 36-72 hours.

Mask for 10 days, test 5 days after your exposure incident.

You can schedule a COVID-19 test at the Swedish Hospital drive-through tent by calling 773-907-7700 or via NorthShoreConnect at our convenient “park and swab” site located in Glenbrook Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center. When you arrive at your testing appointment, you will receive your reserved PCR test kit, self-swab in an air-scrubbed private tent and then drop your kit for testing. Results are typically returned within 36-72 hours.

Test at the airport or an community testing site.

Make an appointment at the Swedish Hospital drive-through testing tent by calling 773-907-7700 or Test at the airport or a community testing site.

Please seek testing at O’Hare Airport, Midway Airport or any community testing sites.

Perform an at-home test if possible.

Currently, COVID-19 testing for social gatherings is not offered at NorthShore. Please use home testing options or seek community testing site in your community.

Visit a community testing site.

Make an appointment at the Swedish Hospital drive-through testing tent by calling 773-907-7700 or visit a community testing site.

Community COVID-19 testing options

If you’re unable to get a COVID-19 test at NorthShore, consider other testing options in your community.

Testing Cost

Testing at our COVID-19 Clinic will come at no cost to patients. Uninsured will be offered free testing and follow up care will be managed through our financial assistance and charity program.

If you are getting testing at our Immediate Care Centers and....

  • You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, your test will be provided at no charge (per the CARES Act).
  • You are asymptomatic, the testing fee ($165) will be sent to your insurance provider for consideration of payment. Please note: If denied by insurance, the patient is responsible for paying the $165 fee.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Loss or Decrease of Smell or Taste
  • Muscle Aches With Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Chills or Shaking Chills
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or Other Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

    How Long Will It Take to Get My Results?

    Testing results will be available in 36-72 hours. Please do not call for results. 

    How Will I Learn My Results? 

    Please refer to your NorthShoreConnect account. If you are positive your primary care provider or a Swedish Hospital provider will call you with your results.  

    What Happens if I feel Worse?

    Call your primary care provider and they will direct you as to what to do next. If your symptoms are severe, please call 911.

    What Should I Do to Help Myself?

    If you Test Positive for COVID-19 – Isolate

    Get lots of rest, keep hydrated, wash your hands frequently and avoid public areas. Take acetaminophen for fevers (which is a temperature above 100.3 degree Fahrenheit).  

    • Stay home for 5 days
    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days you can leave your house
    • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.


    If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 – Quarantine

    If you: Have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

    • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
    • Test on day 5, if possible.
    • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.


    If you:
    Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated

    • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
    • Test on day 5 if possible.
    • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home

    Are there other costs associated with COVID-19 testing?

    Common charges associated with COVID-19 testing include:

    • COVID High Throughput Test: $230
    • Office Visit: $208-$466
    • ER Visit: $793-$1,295

    Please contact Financial Services at 773-694-8666 or 855-216-4763 if you have additional questions.