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
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
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.
ICATT: Increased Community Access to Testing
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.
Get tested immediately if you have symptoms of COVID-19, and isolate until you know your results, even if you are fully vaccinated.
If you test positive:
- You should stay home for 5 days, regardless of your vaccination status.
- After 5 days, if your symptoms are improving and you’ve been fever-free for 24 hours without medication, you can leave your home, but you should continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days and avoid contact with high-risk people.
- You may remove your mask after day 6 and sooner than day 10 if you test negative on two sequential rapid antigen tests 48 hours apart.
- If you have a fever or are still feeling sick, continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever resolves and symptoms improve.
- If your symptoms worsen, seek immediate attention from a healthcare provider.
If you have no symptoms, but have had contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should also get tested and protect others as follows:
- If you have had confirmed or suspected close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should wear a mask for 10 days around others in indoor settings and take a COVID-19 test five days after the exposure, or sooner if you develop symptoms.
- For additional information, please see the CDC's latest guidance on isolation and quarantine.
How to Find a COVID-19 Testing Site
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