Book a COVID-19 Rapid Swab Virus Test
**Please note, appointments are required**
Innovative Express Care now offers the Rapid COVID-19 Test
We are pleased to offer a rapid COVID-19 test that allows patients to get preliminary test results same-day. The rapid test we use is Sofia SARS-CoV-2 antigen FIA by Quidel, which we believe is the most accurate same-day test on the market.
Any patient who is getting a COVID-19 virus swab test may add the rapid test for an additional fee. The rapid test is not available on its own, as we feel it is inferior to the virus swab test when it comes to accuracy. For that reason, it’s important to do both in order to guarantee an accurate result. We offer the rapid test to allow patients who want an initial result immediately, some peace of mind.
We accept insurance for the virus swab test and provider evaluation. Innovative Express Care accepts most insurance plans (PPOs, Medicare, and the Advocate hospital system HMO). If you do not have medical insurance, you may receive the COVID-19 virus swab test FREE under the (CARES) Act. Patients who have an insurance plan we do not accept, such as Medicaid, may self-pay $250 for the examination and COVID-19 swab test. If the patient also wants a rapid test, an additional $150 will be charged at the time of service.
Rapid COVID-19 results will be texted to patients by 8 PM on the same day of the test. The swab test will be sent to a Northwestern lab. Those results will be available in approximately 6-7 days. (Previously, 4-5 days but due to a nationwide issue backed up to 6-7 days).
After making an appointment, you will get a series of text messages confirming your visit. You will also receive a second message asking you to provide your address and photos of your insurance card and ID. PLEASE DO THIS, as it will reduce your wait time.
If there are no appointments available, it means we are at capacity. Please continue to check back for openings. Additional appointments (160/day) are released by 8:00am each morning to accommodate patients who need a same-day visit. Walk-ins are no longer accepted due to capacity issues.
COVID-19 Testing Procedures
Drive to our new COVID-19 Testing Center (1111 W Diversey Pkwy) and park in one of our three designated parking zones (A, B, or C). Please wear a mask if you have one. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
Upon arrival, please walk to your designated area and check in, adhering to the 6 feet social distancing rule. Once you have checked in, you will go back to your car and wait for a provider.
A provider will then come to your car to perform an evaluation and do the testing.