COVID-19 Testing Update – 9/17/2020

Until we are able to offer safe and reliable COVID-19 testing in our office, we have found local resources that offer testing. Please contact us regarding your child’s health before getting tested — we never want to pass on an opportunity to serve our patients and their families.

 

Please note: the governmental sites may only mail results through the US Postal System, making results not immediately available.

 

Lurie Children’s Hospital 

https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/news-stories/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-resources/

Call the Lurie’s COVID-19 Call Center at 312.227.5300.  They evaluate whether your child meets their testing criteria.  (FYI – they are not testing asymptomatic patients.)

They are offering drive thru/drive up testing for children/adolescents at 3 locations: Lincoln Park, Northbrook and Westchester.

 

North Shore University Health Systems

https://www.northshore.org/covid-19-information-resources/covid-19-faqs/

Call the North Shore Health Line at 847.432.5849.  They evaluate whether your child meets their testing criteria.  (FYI – they are not testing asymptomatic patients.)

They are offering testing for children and adults at multiple locations on the North Shore.

 

Illinois Department of Public Health 

https://dph.illinois.gov/testing

This website lists additional testing sites in Illinois.  The State of Illinois community testing sites listed at the top of the page provide testing for everyone, with or without symptoms of COVID-19. These are the sites you should use if your child only needs testing for clearance to return to school or an activity.

 

Lake County Health Department – Waukegan Community-Based Testing Site

https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4435/COVID-19-Testing

The Lake County community-based testing sites are available to anyone to get tested, regardless of symptoms or other criteria. No appointment, doctor referral, or insurance is needed at state operated drive-thru sites and testing is available at no cost to the individual.

 

Lake Forest Acute Care

https://lfacutecare.com/covid-19-testing/

 

Arc Point Labs

https://www.arcpointlabs.com/libertyville/covid-testing-options/

 

As a reminder, COVID-19 symptoms include: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If your child is sick with the above symptoms please isolate them at home and contact the above sites for possible testing.  Most children have generally presented with mild symptoms and have improved quickly.  If your child has persistent or worsening symptoms please contact us by phone or bring them to the emergency room.  

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