January 28, 2021

Dr. Khare on WGN: COVID Vaccine Availability

We know the vaccine waiting game can be frustrating. Clinics wait for doses, as patients wait for appointments. Dr. Khare explained how we are doing everything we can to increase vaccine availability for people in group 1b on WGN TV. The short answer? Persistence is key. We can only book appointments a few days out, as we must first guarantee we’ll have doses available for patients. Those in group 1b, which include older adults age 65+ and essential front line […]
January 11, 2021

First Healthcare Workers Vaccinated at Innovative Care

After 10 challenging months fighting COVID-19, our front line-healthcare workers were able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today. This day has been a long time coming and was emotional for our team who has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.  Innovative Express Care began testing for COVID-19 in March of 2020. We started with a small medical tent in our urgent care parking lot, and grew to three dedicated COVID-19 testing clinics that see more than 2,500 patients every day. Our […]
January 8, 2021

Do you have COVID-19 antibodies? A new, highly sensitive test will provide the answer

Innovative Express Care is excited to offer a new antibody test that offers IgG and IgM antibodies at our 1111 W. Diversey Parkway COVID testing site. This antibody test is more accurate than other tests on the market, as it looks at both IgG and IgM, and has a high specificity and sensitivity rate. We were the first in Chicago to begin antibody testing in the spring of 2020, and we are proud to continue as a local leader in […]
December 14, 2020

Planning to fly? Be sure to schedule a COVID Test

Many airlines and travel destinations now require proof of a negative COVID-19 test before you can obtain your boarding pass. If you are traveling for the holidays, planning a winter getaway, or boarding for business, read this first.  Timing is Everything Be sure to check state and local travel restrictions before you schedule a trip. Many destinations, and some airlines, require a COVID test to be performed no more than 72 hours before you travel. It’s important to understand what […]
December 8, 2020

Same-Day PCR Results Available at New COVID-19 Testing Site

When COVID-19 symptoms strike, you want immediate answers, not several days of isolation and worry. A new COVID-19 testing clinic in Chicago offers same-day PCR results. No more waiting, no more wondering, just answers.  PCR tests are the gold-standard for virus testing. Unfortunately, it usually takes 2-5 days to get PCR results from the lab. COVID of Chicago invested in the latest testing technology and built an on-site lab to take away the wait. Patients who come to the drive-thru clinic […]
August 9, 2020

What It’s Like to Get a COVID Test – All Dressed Up With Nothing to Drink

Hello friends… want an unbiased review of how we run things at Innovative COVID? Check this blogpost out from All Dressed Up with Nothing to Drink. Remember, we release about 300 appointments around 7:45am- 8:00am every morning. Be safe and stay healthy. If you have wondered what it’s like to get a COVID test, you are in good company. I didn’t know what was involved or how easy/difficult it was to obtain before I had one myself. I got a […]
April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 5th, 2020

  COVID-19 Update: 150 positives, why we should wear something over our nose/mouth when we are interacting with people outside of isolation, and how you or your loved one can book COVID-19 testing. Stay safe! To get tested? Visit
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 30, 2020

  Latest COVID-19 Update from Dr. Rahul Khare of Innovative Care. Also, discussion on Hydroxychloroquine, Abbott’s new COVID-19 rapid test, and why I think we should all be wearing masks when we are out of isolation. #Masks4All For more information (or to get tested) visit
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020

  COVID-19 has yet to peak in the United States, yet over 40,000 Americans have already been sickened by the novel coronavirus. While it may amount to little more than a long-lasting cold for some people, COVID-19 can cause serious health complications in those who have underlying medical conditions. Dr. Khare explains what that means, who is at risk, and what patients should know. 
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