COVID-19 Rapid Swab Virus Testing

Book a COVID-19 Rapid Swab Virus Test

Innovative Express Care now offers the Rapid COVID-19 Test (by Cepheid). 

You will get the test results on the same-day, so you’ll have your results within about four hours and always on the same day as the test.

Please note, a COVID-19 swab lab-sent test is required along with your Rapid COVID-19 test to ensure accuracy. The swab will be sent to a Northwestern lab, and results will be available in approximately 2-3 days. 

The Rapid COVID-19 test is not covered by insurance, so a fee of $150 will be charged for the rapid test at the time of service.

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 test.

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. If you are symptomatic, you can walk in. If you have no symptoms, it is best that you check back for openings.

COVID-19 Tent Testing
COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Tent Testing Procedures

Drive to Innovative Express Care (2400 N Ashland) and park in one of our two parking lots. 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 our tent 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 questionnaire about your symptoms will be sent to your phone for you to complete while you are waiting.

Once your questionnaire has been received, a provider will come to your car to perform an evaluation and do the testing.

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