COVID Testing

At-home rapid antigen and lab-based PCR tests are still widely available in Chicago.

Get your test in any of the following places:

Your Healthcare Provider

Testing at Healthcare Provider

Contact your health care provider or medical home, especially if you are sick or think you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Community Health Centers

Testing at home

If you don’t have a doctor or insurance, contact your nearest community health center to get free or low-cost testing and health care.


Testing at a pharmacy

Visit these pharmacies’ websites or call and ask about low or no-cost testing:

ICATT: Increased Community Access to Testing

Testing at home

ICATT provides fair and just access to COVID-19 testing by focusing on communities at a greater risk of being impacted by the pandemic, people without health insurance, and surge testing in state and local jurisdictions.  

People who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 are prioritized.

When To Get Tested

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection
  • People who were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after exposure before testing
  • Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19

How to Find a COVID-19 Testing Site

Click the images below to download the full pdf:

Questions about COVID-19 testing?

Call the CDPH COVID-19 Hotline at 312.746.4835.