Book a COVID-19 Swab Virus Test
COVID-19 virus testing at Innovative Express Care is fast and easy. Simply walk-in to our outdoor medical tent, or schedule an appointment online below.
We accept most insurance plans (PPOs, Medicare, and the Advocate hospital system HMO) and provide FREE care to uninsured patients under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. If you have Medicaid, or an insurance we do not accept, you may self-pay $250 for the examination and COVID-19 test.
Virus swab tests are sent to a Northwestern lab and results will be available in approximately 2-3 days. We also offer the Rapid COVID-19 test by Cepheid for an additional charge as insurance is not accepted for the rapid test (plus the lab sent test). We send off both tests due to how new the rapid test is and for quality standards. For more information, visit our rapid testing page.
If you feel you need to be tested, please select an appointment time below:
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.
COVID-19 antibody testing is also available at Innovative Express Care. Only patients who are well, and have had no symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, are eligible for this test.
If you are a healthcare worker or first responder on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will expedite your visit. If you need an appointment sooner than what is available online, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.