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Open 7 Days A Week
Monday – Sunday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Did you know?

  • We are proud to deliver the fastest rt-PCR test results in Chicago.
  • Our laboratory is CLIA Certified by the CDC with CLIA number: 14D2189187
  • We have gone one step further to ensure our Laboratory is COLA Certified by the Lab Accreditation Bureau with COLA number: ID 30506

Loop Medical Center

Streeterville

COVID Testing only

440 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Onsite Testing Hours – 7 Days A Week
Monday – Sunday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Loop Medical Center

South Loop

COVID Testing only

1921 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Onsite Testing Hours – 7 Days A Week
Monday – Sunday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Loop Medical Center

Streeterville

Vaccinations and Boosters Only

432 E Grand Ave, Suite B, Chicago, IL 60611
Monday 8am – 4pm
*More weekday availability added as needed

COVID-19 Testing Locations

Loop Medical Center – Blue Island

Walk in clinic
Opening –  01/24/2022

Open Daily 7am – 7pm

Loop Medical Center – Calumet City

Opening – TBD

12449 Ashland, Calumet Park, IL 60827

Loop Medical Center – Edgewater

Walk in clinic
Opening – 01/17/2022

6322 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

Open Daily 7am – 7pm

Loop Medical Center – Ravenswood

Walk in clinic

4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm CLOSED – Monday

Loop Medical Center – City Hall

Walk in clinic

838 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60642

Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
CLOSED – Sunday

Loop Medical Center – Denver

Walk in clinic
Opening – 01/17/2022

2875 Speer Blvd, Unit LW01 Denver CO 80211

Monday – Thursday, 10am – 6pm
CLOSED: Friday – Sunday

FAQ

How much do the rt-PCR, antigen, antibody test cost?

Please examine the FAQ section, information changes frequently. We have summarized below:

The rt-PCR, antigen and antibody tests are “no-cost sharing” (sometimes termed FREE tests). Loop Medical Center and every legitimate medical office generate a charge for every single encounter. Someone will pay us: your insurance, HRSA fund or you out of pocket. Please read to understand.

  1. To qualify you and your dependents must verify that they are either a US citizen, a permanent resident, student resident, legal or undocumented migrants. Visiting foreigners do not qualify for no-cost sharing option.
  2. You also must present for yourself and your dependents the following documents:

If you have medical insurance please present or upload to your scheduling chart; physical card, image of a card showing valid insurance or an ID/Group number. We will verify this.

Please provide a valid, picture identification in person and or upload to your own chart: driver’s license, passport, or an identification card, or any photo document showing your current address, date of birth.

If you do not have medical insurance, you must attest (sign) that you are without medical insurance.

Please provide a valid, picture identification in person or upload to your own chart: driver’s license, passport, or an identification card, or any photo document showing your current address, date of birth.

Lastly if you are in any kind of emergency, and require a test termed “emergency test” that results in 1 hour, We can do that, but we are also fully disclosing that this rt-PCR is not a no-cost sharing test. In fact, we do charge $400 for this commodity.

Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Please follow each link to understand the difference. 

We offer sample collection via nose, cheek (buccal), or spit (saliva). All these are NAAT rt-PCR tests processed at our own onsite CLIA/COLA certified laboratory. Our laboratory is Certified by the CDC with CLIA number: 14D2189187. We have gone one step further to ensure our Laboratory is COLA Certified by the Lab Accreditation Bureau with COLA number: ID 30506

The highest level of evidence for test sensitivity, specificity and accuracy will always be Nasopharyngeal swab. This test can be very uncomfortable, therefore CDC released as surrogate: a self-administered Anterior Nasal test now widely performed through the world. This test extrapolates similar sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy as the uncomfortable, the dreaded “tickle your brain” Nasopharyngeal swab.

Doctors, nurses, and medical assistants at Loop Medical Center will always perform Anterior Nasal Swab as a surrogate of Nasopharyngeal swab. If you require a buccal or saliva test, you can ask for it at the time of appointment. 

Loop Medical Center continuously updates its practice based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) testing standards. Please refer to the Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) for details.

Types of rt-PCR testing we offer

By default, rt-PCR Anterior Nasal swab is a self administered test
rt-PCR Nasopharyngeal swab is by request, please ask on site.
rt-PCR Saliva is by request, please ask on site.
rt-PCR Buccal swab is by request, please ask on site.

Rapid antigen testing

  1. Results will be available in 15 min from the time you take the test. You will get a verbal result if you choose to wait; or your results will publish to your portal by the end of the business day.
  2. We will bill your insurance or the HRSA Fund depending on your coverage. However, if your insurance or the HRSA Fund rejects it, you will be responsible for the fees.

How long does it take to get rt-PCR results?

If you arrive at either the Grand Avenue or South Loop location Monday to Saturday by 1pm, you will receive your result the same day. This is a no-cost sharing test. You are going to get “the PCR test” which you can travel and get clearance anywhere: this is indeed a laboratory derived rt-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction). If you fall outside of these hours or go to another location your test will result the following business day.

NOTE: As rule, we do have one of the fastest results times in the nation and Chicago. However, we are in the middle of pandemic, while rare, there will be times when results may be slightly delayed. Please, please be patient, we are doing our best. Check your spam emails, spam text, check your portal account, and if still no results, email Covid@LoopMedicalCenter.com

How can I see the results of testing?

Please register for a portal account immediately after completing any test, you will need it to view your results. As soon as your results are available you will receive a text and or an email directing you to a portal account to view your results. Please specify at the time of collection if you require: QR code, passport number, our CLIA certificate, a stamp or signature and fill of any specific form you require. We can also print your results. If you require an emergent travel test, please book accordingly.

NOTE: if you do not receive an email or text notification, please check your spam folder, and log into your PORTAL account located on the top bar of our website.

Can I book a no-cost sharing rt-PCR test?

Our no-cost sharing rt-PCR test (with 24-hour turnaround from the end of business day) is available for all USA citizens, green card holders, students, legal or undocumented migrants. Must present a valid government issued picture ID and have proof of address.

Test results availability on Sundays

The 24-Hour no-cost sharing test has limited availability of results delivered on Sundays. This test results will actually be ready in 48 hours if collected after 10:00am on Saturday. If you need results before 2:00pm Monday, please choose the 1-hour test booking option, which delivers their quick results 7 days a week.

Foreign nationals

  1. 1. Antigen test is not a FREE test; it costs $100 per person. The test will result in 15 minutes from the time you take it. We can provide you with receipt so you can claim it with your own insurance.
  2. 2. rt-PCR test is not a FREE test; it costs $200 per person. The test will result in 24-hours from the end of business day. We can provide you with receipt so you can claim it with your own insurance.

Do I have to disclose my insurance?

  1. Yes
  2. We will bill your insurance or the HRSA Fund depending on your coverage

How can I contact you?

For any questions and faster responses please email: covid@loopmedicalcenter.com
Calls are returned much slower, so please email us.

Vaccinations and Boosters

  1. We are an IDPH approved site and offer Pfizer and Moderna, based on availability. Please book online, scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. We also do Mobile vaccinations for large groups please email Covid@LoopMedicalCenter.com for details.
  3. We vaccinate children and adults per FDA/CDC guidelines.

Children

  1. Do you vaccinate children?

Yes. We vaccinate children and adults per FDA/CDC guidelines.

  1. Do you test children

Yes. Any Age.

TEST OPTIONS

1.  No-cost sharing rt-PCR Test – 24 Hour Turnaround From End of Business Day – $0

2.  Vaccine Shot – (Pfizer, Moderna) – $0

3.  Antibody Test – 1-Hour Turnaround – $80

4.  Rapid Test (Antigen) – Less Than 1 Hour Turnaround – $100

5.  rt-PCR Test – 24 Hour Results From End of Business Day – Foreign National – $200

6.  Emergency rt-PCR Test – 1-Hour Results – $400

VACCINATION:
THE MYTH vs THE TRUTH

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