BULLETIN: Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing through IDPH

Dear Neighbors:

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Northern Illinois 

The fall surge in coronavirus cases is rising rapidly leading to an increase in hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Illinois and around the country. To combat these trends and control the spread of the virus, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) dispatched several mobile testing teams to locations in Cook and Lake Counties to provide COVID-19 testing this week. Anyone can be tested, and there is no cost to the individual. Insurance is not required, but IDPH is encouraging people who have insurance to bring their insurance cards. Drive-through and walk-up testing are both available at most locations. 

Below are dates, locations, and hours the mobile units are open in Cook and Lake counties.

Cook County
  • November 11: Bennett Day School, 955 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • November 12 – 16: Lincolnwood Town Center Parking Lot, 3333 W. Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, IL 60712, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, each day
  • November 13: Metropolitan Family Services – Belmont – Cragin, 3249 N. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60634, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • November 14: Ping Tong Park, 300 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60616, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • November 14-15: Affordable Recovery Home Campus, 13636 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 60406, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • November 14-15: Village of Melrose Park, 2701 W. Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lake County
  • November 11: Highwood Public Library, 102 Highwood Ave., Highwood, IL 60040, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • November 12: College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL 60030, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Site locations are subject to change. Please check the IDPH website for the most current mobile testing site location information.
In addition to the free mobile testing, there are also several healthcare facilities providing testing by appointment within the district. They include:
Testing is an important tool to help keep our communities healthy and safe. Please remember the three W’s – wash hands, watch distance, wear a mask. As always, please contact my office if you have any questions at 847/486-8810.
Stay safe and stay well.
Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

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