Community Health Clinics & Testing Sites

Local clinics serving neighbors without health insurance

Swedish Covenant Hospital Coronavirus Help Line
Swedish Hospital’s Coronavirus Help Line (773-907-7700) is staffed with clinicians who can help screen symptoms and answer questions on what to do next. Interpretive services are available to assist in most languages.
Help Line Flyer – English
Help Line Flyer – Spanish
Help Line Flyer – Korean

Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon
Spanish/English assistance, please call (773) 751-7062
Arabic or English assistance, please call 773-751-7045
Neighbors need to tell the phone operator they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like their symptoms evaluated. You should not go to the health center without calling first.   
Heartland Flyer – English
Heartland Flyer – Spanish
Heartland Flyer – Hindi
Heartland Flyer – Arabic

Hamdard Health Center, 1452 W. Devon
Available to phone screen any community member for symptoms of COVID-19 AND are set up to provide telehealth visits for any community resident and existing patients. Please don’t go to the health center without calling first.
Hamdard Health Center has multicultural Health Navigators who are prepared to assist people with signing up for SNAP benefits and Medicaid.  They can also refer community members to many other services. 
Hamdard Flyer – English

Asian Human Services Community Health Center
Any community resident can call and request a phone screening for COVID-19 symptoms.  Please do not go to the health center without calling first.

Howard Brown Community Health Center, 6500 N. Clark St.
Any community resident who thinks they may have COVID-19 symptoms can call and be screened for next steps.  Please do not go to the clinic without calling first. 

Guidance for neighbors with insurance but without a doctor
Some health insurance plans offer telemedicine services like Teledoc or other providers. Check your policy to see if you have access to telemedicine providers.  

Community Testing Sites

48th Ward COVID Testing Pops & Medical Center Locations: Click here to view a Google map with all of the locations

Physicians Immediate Care Clinic, 6140 N Broadway, 773.435.9028

Rapid PCR COVID-19 testing is available daily by appointment only. Results are available after 15 minutes. Appointments for testing become available starting at midnight and fill up quickly. There is a self-pay option available for those without insurance. Schedule an appointment at the Physicians Care Edgewater clinic here. Visit the Physicians Immediate Care website for more information.

Heartland Health Center, 1300 W Devon Ave, 773.751.7850

Heartland Health Center is providing free COVID-19 tests and relate appointments—screening and follow-ups—for individuals and families without health insurance. Please do not go to the clinic without scheduling an appointment first. Visit the Heartland Health Center website for more information.

Great Lakes Clinical Care Services, 5113 N Clark St, 773.274.3500

Free, bi-monthly COVID-19 testing for employees of Andersonville businesses who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or believe they’ve come in contact with someone with the virus. Testing is available on select Mondays (November 23 and December 7 & 21) from 2 to 5pm. Results are ready after two to three days. Sign up for a time slot in advance. Visit the Great Lakes Clinical Trials website for more information.

Howard Brown Clinic, 6500 N Clark St, 773.388.1600

Provides walk-up viral testing for active COVID-19 infections at no cost to patients through their Community Care Stations and mobile testing. If you have health insurance, please bring the information with you. No appointment is required. Visit the Howard Brown Clinic website for more information.

Swedish Hospital, 5140 N California Ave, 773.878.8200

Offers testing for current COVID-19 infection and COVID-19 Antibody Testing for individuals who have been symptom-free for 14 days. Testing is free for patients, and those who are uninsured will be offered free testing and follow up care. An appointment is required for both forms of testing. Call 773.907.7700 to schedule a test. Testing will take place at 2899 W. Carmen Avenue. Visit the Swedish Hospital website for more information.

Reminder: Not everyone needs to tested. Testing is currently recommended for:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea;
  • People who have been in contact with someone who is ill, especially if it’s someone they live with, a friend, or a coworker;
  • People who have been in a high-risk group setting like a large gathering or crowded space; and
  • People who have recently traveled to a high-risk area.

Visit here for more information about community-based testing, and locate other testing sites here.