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COVID-19 Testing

Who is eligible for COVID-19 testing at NorthShore?
We are only providing COVID-19 diagnostic testing to those patients who meet the CDC and IDPH criteria for testing—which is testing appropriate symptomatic individuals (people with symptoms). We are not routinely testing asymptomatic individuals (people with no symptoms). Diagnostic testing determines if you have active COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 antibody testing can confirm a past exposure and is available to all. Learn more about antibody testing.

How can I get tested?

IF YOU
Are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss or decrease of smell or taste, muscle aches with flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, chills or shaking chills, headache, diarrhea, nausea or other gastrointestinal symptoms
—OR—
Had contact with a person confirmed with COVID-19 infection
—OR—
Had contact with a person under investigation (someone who has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results)
THEN YOU SHOULD
Patients 15 Years of Age or Older
Complete an E-Visit


Our brief assessment will help identify your risk and connect you with our care team.


Begin an E-Visit
Sign Up for NorthShoreConnect
—OR—
Patients Under 15 Years of Age
Call Our Community Health Hotline


A specialty-trained team of nurses is ready to answer your questions and guide your care.


Call 847.432.5849

What can I do if I am not eligible for testing at NorthShore?
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) offers community-based and mobile testing sites open to all regardless of symptoms.