COVID-19 Testing Locations and Resources

How to get tested for COVID-19

You may be able to be tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing, body aches, new loss of sense of smell or taste, fatigue, headache, sore throat, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea.

UChicago students are encouraged to first call UChicago Student Wellness at 773-834-9355 for consultation and screening.

Testing is available to patients of any age provided they meet screening criteria. Limited curbside blood work/laboratory services are also available to current patients at Orland Park.

Please note, hours may vary based on demand.

  • E-Visit Hours: You will receive a response within one hour if the questionnaire is submitted between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Otherwise, you will receive a reply by 9 a.m. the following day.

COVID-19 Testing at UChicago Medicine (Hyde Park and Orland Park)

Testing is not available without an appointment. Swab collection visits typically take several minutes to complete. You will receive information on how to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms after your visit and will get a follow-up phone call with your test results in 1-2 days.

In response to a decline in demand for PCR COVID testing, UChicago Medicine will close its outside curbside (drive-through) testing operations in Hyde Park on Monday, October 3, 2022. COVID-19 testing will still be available inside our Care Transitions Clinic (CTC).

Hyde Park Testing Hours – effective Monday, October 3

  • Monday: 7:40 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:40 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:40 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:40 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:40 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

There will be no testing from noon – 1 p.m.

Orland Park Curbside Testing Hours – effective Monday, April 18

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Testing Information at Orland Park

Please contact your healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing information.

To our valued patients: We are all facing challenging times during this COVID-19 pandemic. We understand and are empathetic to the financial hardships our patients may be facing. We would like to encourage our patients to call us at 844-843-3594 (option 2) to ask about increased flexibility regarding payment plans or to inquire about our financial assistance options during this stressful time.

With the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the federal government has eliminated patient cost sharing for certain COVID-19 testing-related services, including the associated physician visit, E-visit, or emergency department services, until the end of the public health emergency. This means that you will not receive a bill from UCMC or pay anything out of pocket when these services are provided. This does NOT mean that insurance companies would not be responsible for paying whatever is covered under your policy. Therefore, we still require you to provide your insurance information when receiving COVID-19 testing-related services.


We recommend that if you have been tested for COVID-19 and have questions regarding your specific benefits, contact your insurance company to get an explanation of your coverage. If you have received a bill related to COVID-19 testing and you have questions, please call us at 844-843-3594 (option 2). Thank you for your patience.