If you think your child needs testing for COVID-19 here are some local sites:
Lurie Children’s Hospital
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
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
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.
As a reminder, COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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.