General COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccination Information
For the latest COVID-19 Vaccine related information visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.
COVID-19 Current Resurgence
Helpful Information About NorthShore Services and Safety Tips
How do I get a COVID-19 test at NorthShore?
To recieve a COVID-19 test you can walk into any Immediate Care location, complete a COVID-19 eVisit, or call 847-HEALTH-9. We are providing testing to individuals who are symptomatic, asymptomatic who have been exposed to COVID-19, and those who are asymptomatic without exposure. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 testing page.
How much will it cost to get tested for COVID-19?
Testing at NorthShore University HealthSystem will come at no cost to patients with COVID symptoms or exposure. Uninsured individuals will be offered free testing and follow up care will be managed through our financial assistance and charity program. Patients seeking COVID testing, without symptoms or exposure may be responsible for $165 fee, if it is not covered by their insurance.
Government regulations require NorthShore to list “cash price” associated with COVID testing as follows:
- COVID rapid test: $165
- COVID High Throughput test: $230
- Office Visit: $177-$371
- ER visit: $875-$1,595
Is NorthShore able to provide appropriate care for non-COVID-19 patients?
NorthShore has preparedness plans in place to ensure members of our community who have non-COVID-19 conditions are treated and cared for with the same high standards that the community has come to trust from NorthShore. We have expanded other types of access points to support the practice of social distancing such as phone visits, E-Visits, and video visits.
Does NorthShore have adequate medical supplies and medicine?
We are managing our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies very carefully and sensibly for the protection of our patients and employees; and are currently at adequate supply levels. The same is true for our pharmaceutical needs—we have sufficient medicine supplies for our patients.
What can I do to protect my health and safety?
There are several things we can all do to remain safe, healthy and vigilant.
- Wear a mask and make sure it completely covers your nose and mouth.
- Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when washing is not available.
- Practice physical distance—6 feet or more of distance between people.
- Avoid social gatherings and instead use technology such as FaceTime/video communication to keep in touch with loved ones.
- Avoid unnecessary travel.
- Stay home if you are sick.